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Open Cervix Not Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Could be: At the end of pregnancy typically patients are seen weekly. Often the doctor will perform a cervical examination to determine the current status. At your next visit ask your doctor to check your cervix. This is very normal and I am sure they will be happy to do this for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm pregnant,my hymen is thick & still intact, I heard doc's will check for cervix dilation while nearing labor, what'll they do if hymen is intact?
(Intact thick hymen-so couldn't have full penetration-&now I'm 4months pregnant )what will doc's do during cervix dilation check if hymen is intact?
Hymen: women with intact hymen can still use tampons and usually can accommodate one finger which is all that is needed for initial cervical exams. If you have a high risk pregnancy and need a more extensive pelvic exam, a doctor could perform a small incision to open up the hymnal ring so exams are more comfortable. ...Read more
No ; no: Cervix is always closed except during childbirth. Is only open enough to permit exit of menstrual fluid ;/or clots during menstruation. However these are essentially squeezed out through a cervix that is essentially closed. Cervix is also closed during ; after sex with sperm able to to penetrate because there is a minute amount of mucus in closed cervical openeing thru which sperm can pass.. ...Read more
Yes: You do not need penetrating sex for sperm to get inside and start the process of forming a pregnancy. Sperm have tails like fish, and can swim far enough to do the deed. If you are into heavy petting with penile exposure, cover it with a condom so none of the leaking sperm cause a problem. ...Read more
Very likely: Cervical 'position' in a non-pregnant woman has no meaning and i'd recommend you not check it. That's total internet nonsense. Good luck! ...Read more
Cervix: The cervix is closed by a biochemical process, not an anatomic process. A probe can be passed though the cervix when you are pregnant. The cervix is never really closed during pregnancy and substances in the vagina have been shown to also be in the uterus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No : There is no data to support that. ...Read more
Threatened abortion.: Cervical incompetence, infection, placenta previa, fibroids, fetal anomalies could all cause you to have threatened abortion (i.e. Opening cervix and vaginal bleeding at 18 weeks. Please see your obstetrician to get to the bottom of this asap. My advice would be modified bed-rest, complete pelvic rest and serial examinations and ultrasounds by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Best of luck! ...Read more
I'm 38 weeks pregnant. Placenta is now clear of cervix, but close enough that if i dilate, i'll most likely bleed. Is orgasm (w/o penetration) safe?
High hard open cervix. Pregnant or no? Two weeks before period. What does closed cervix feel like? Could it possibly be the end of ovulation?
Open & shut answer: This a a "hard" question to answer without context of more information to determine why you are concerned if the cervix is 'open" or not. Pregnancy generally softens the cervix, and open versus closed cervix is relevant at the end of pregnancy prior to labor not ovulation. ...Read more
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