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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?

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.

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Is the cervix open when you're pregnant for 5-6 weeks?

Is the cervix open when you're pregnant for 5-6 weeks?

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.

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What it mean when ones cervix is opened and not pregnant neither had a child before?

What it mean when ones cervix is opened and not pregnant neither had a child before?

Open Cervix: I am not exactly sure what you mean, the cervix is somewhat open in women of childbearing years to allow passage of menses and fertilization to occur. The cervix tightens and closes when pregnant to retain the embryo/fetus in the womb until delivery. Did your GYN think it was a problem?

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How easy can u get pregnant if your cervix is open?

How easy can u get pregnant if your cervix is open?

Normal: The normal cervix is always "open". If the cervix is not open then conception cannot happen. The menstrual flow would be retained in the uterus, which would soon become a big problem.

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38weeks 1 day now pregnant with 4th child would cervix be open now?

38weeks 1 day now pregnant with 4th child would cervix be open now?

Not necessarily: Check with your OB at your next visit. Best Wishes for a safe labor and a healthy baby!!

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At 38weeks 6 days pregnant would cervix be open now if it was closed at 37weeks pregnant?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status.

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Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

NO, HIGH/CLOSED: In early pregnancy the cervix is closed and 'fairly high' in the vagina unless there is 'significant pelvic relaxation' from previous vaginal deliveries. If the cervix dilates in early pregnancy, then a miscarriage may result. This problem usually occurs ~14 weeks and is referred to as 'incompetent cervix'. Because the baby is well protected, sex is ok in pregnancy unless there is a complication.

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Am I more likely to get pregnant right after an abortion because of there cervix being open?

No: You are only able to get pregnant when you ovulate which has nothing to do with your cervix being open. Ovulation is an unpredictable event so start using contraception as soon as your health care provider says it is safe to resume sexual ntercourse unless you want to get pregnant again.

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If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

If your cervix is slightly open in the beginning of pregnancy does it ever close up on its own?

Examination: The best answer for this is to have your doctor do an exam and see if your cervical os appears normal. The cervical opening is going to vary widely from person to person depending on their age and number of previous pregnancies. Any Obgyn will have the experience to visually note if yours is normal or not

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Is it generally less difficult to get pregnant when your cervix is still open after an abortion?

NO: Your cervix should close immediately after an abortion- if the abortion is 'complete'. You can't get pregnant 'immediately' afterwards b/c your body won't be ovulating for a little while after the abortion occurs.

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40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

40wks + 3 days pregnant, due date has passed, cervix still closed. Are there any natural or medicinal ways to open the cervix?

Watching the clock: Walking, and taking advantage of these hours you have to prepare and reflect are useful. Avoid suggested herbal or complimentary regimens, and stick with your physician's advice only. You will checked twice a week, and a decision will be made regarding inducing labor in a controlled environment if your OB feels that it is appropriate and the best safest route vs watchful waiting.

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I am 2 days late, cervix slightly open I can fit my fingertip in, and a bit hard. I haven't taken any test yet, could I be pregnant?

I am 2 days late, cervix slightly open I can fit my fingertip in, and a bit hard. I haven't taken any test yet, could I be pregnant?

Rather than poking: Around with your finger- go for an accurate result. The only way to really know at this point is with a pregnancy test. Take care.

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Can I still become pregnant with an open cervix? I'm 20 & had a child 2 years ago. Sometimes it feel open it depends on the position im checking it

It may be: In may be possible to get pregnant, but you need to get an official Gynecological exam to determine the exact condition of your cervix, as checking your cervix yourself is not recommended. Best wishes.

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Would cervix be open now at 38 weeks 6 days pregnant with 4th baby?

Could be: One can not predict when the cervix will open in any individual pregnancy. Your doctor will need to check your cervix during the physical exam to determine the current status.

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What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

Normal: The cervix is open when a woman of child bearing age is able to get pregnant. The cervix typically closes when the woman is pregnant to keep the products of conception in the uterus.

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I ovulate yesterday my cervix is high, hard and open, is this a sign I'm pregnant?

U cannot tell: One day after ovulation if you are preg - it is too soon and I do not rec that you check your own cervix, the best way to tell is to do a urine home test or a blood preg test a few days before your period would be due to start and if you are preg I do not rec checking your own cervix when you are pregnant- leave that to your ob.

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