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During pregnancy can an opened cervix be closed again?

During pregnancy can an opened cervix be closed again?

Yes by cerclage: If done in time, once a cerclage has been done, it should always be repeated in future pregnancies, before the cervix opens. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm. If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor. If its not your first pregnancy or had kids vaginally then dilatationof cervix can be a normal finding even in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How can Doctors tell if I'm dilating durning pregnancy? How can Doctors tell if my cervix is open? Is there anyway I can tell on my own?

How can Doctors tell if I'm dilating durning pregnancy? How can Doctors tell if my cervix is open?  Is there anyway I can tell on my own?

Pelvic Exam: If your term or near term, your doctor can perform a pelvic exam to assess cervical dilation. If you're early in pregnancy, the cervix can be assessed using a speculum or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more

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Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back-to-back pregnancies 7 negative preg tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

Soft open low cervix and 5 days late with 2 back-to-back pregnancies 7 negative preg tests should I call my obgyn? No sex in 10 wks Should I worry?

No: Your cycles can vary from month to month. Given your history of last sexual incident and negative pregnancy test, you are very unlikely to be pregnant. Relax and do some other activity to take your mind off this.
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I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I was reading on some stuff and I read that I should check my cervix throught pregnancy so I did and my cetvix is open, why?

I'm 15 weeks pregnant and I was reading on some stuff and I read that I should check my cervix throught pregnancy so I did and my cetvix is open, why?

"open" cervix: You would be better off to take with a grain of salt a lot of the medical "information" that you read online, especially when it is unvetted and/or from a source that is not curated by a knowledgeable medical organisation. The cervix can change throughout pregnancy, and what you are feeling may be completely normal. Discuss your concerns with your obstetrician. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your cervix is low and open, with a late period and some pregnancy symptoms could i be pregnant

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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What could it mean if your cervix is low and open, with a late period and some pregnancy symptoms. Could i be pregnant?

What could it mean if your cervix is low and open, with a late period and some pregnancy symptoms. Could i be pregnant?

Do a test: The best way to determine pregnancy in the early stages is to perform a pregnancy test (either urine or blood). Do not go by cervical appearance or position to ascertain pregnancy. ...Read more

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Hi I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and checked cervix in bath and it feels low soft and it feels quite open is this normal? It is second pregnancy

Hi I am 8.5 weeks pregnant and checked cervix in bath and it feels low soft and it feels quite open is this normal? It is second pregnancy

???: I don't know where this "checking cervix " fad has come from but it has absolutely no usefulness. It's very difficult to check your own cervix. Visualizing it would be better than blindly poking around. Most women do not know what it is they are feeling when they try. They often misinterpret what they think they are feeling. I think it worries women more than it enlightens. ...Read more

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Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can I get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Just had sex my cervix is high and open and his sperm didn't come back out. Can I get pregnant? How long should I wait to take a pregnancy tst?

Fertility: It is doubtful to get pregnant this far past ovulation. The most fertile days for sperm are the five days prior to ovulation.

Testing is not done until the next expected period is missed. ...Read more

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Ok so I know 100% that I'm high risk but are there any real risks at 4-5 weeks or later in pregnancy. Can a 4-5 week baby cause my cervix to open?

Unlikely: The pregnancy is way too small at 4-5 weeks to exert any pressure on your cervix unless it is totally wrecked from previous delivery trauma but highly unlikely this early ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant, my gyn prescribed me itamelagin because my cervix is 1cm open. Are these suppositories save during pregnancy?

Itamelagin: Itamelagin consists of metronidazole, Miconazole and lactobacillus. Those are given for infections. Seems you have a vaginal infection. They are not used to treat preterm labor. They are used for infection. ...Read more

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I've had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and I feel like my cervix is open?

I've had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and I feel like my cervix is open?

This can happen: A feeling like a mass or lump in your vagina, maybe as if something is going to fall or come out especially when having a bowel movement, suggests uterine prolapse, where the uterus moves down when other pelvic structures are weakened by a delivery. It can cause incontinence or bladder pain. You would not feel an "open cervix," but you should have this checked out by an OB or primary care doc. ...Read more

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I've missed my period but 4 days. I took two pregnancy test and both were negative I feel sick though. My cervix is high firm and a slit open?

I've missed my period but 4 days. I took two pregnancy test and both were negative I feel sick though. My cervix is high firm and a slit open?

The cervical: Exam is irrelevant. Most pregnancy tests are positive by the time u miss a period. Check another in a couple of days but I do not think the nausea is from pregnancy. I could be wrong though. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

6-12 weeks.: The cervical softening and bluish tint of early pregnancy typically are appreciated between 6-12 weeks — by which time a pregnancy test should have been long positive. ...Read more

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How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

Cervix: Cervical position is not a reliable indicator for pregnancy. After ovulation the cervix drops ; feels firm. This will be followed by the cervix rising ; becoming softer. The timing is of these changes is not consistent. ...Read more

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What does your cervix look like in early pregnancy?

Slightly blue: Because of increased blood flow to the uterus in response to the pregnancy, the cervix (which is the tip of the uterus) will tend to have a slightly blue tint as well as more prominent blood vessels with a tendency to bleed slightly on contact. The changes are not distinct enough to independently confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will I have shorter pregnancy with shortened cervix?

SHORT CERVIX: Cervix does not affect length of pregnancy but is crucial during prolonged labor due to cervical dilatation. ...Read more

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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more

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What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

No specific month: Except for the 9th month of pregnancy, there is no predictable month that the cervix starts to open. However, if the cervix is dilated more than 2 cms, especially if it's also thinning out and the fetus's head can be easily felt on internal exam, it suggests that labor is imminent. If you are less than 37 weeks along, then your OB should take appropriate actions to forestall premature labor. ...Read more

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3wks pregnancy, cervix sensitive, should I be concerned?

Cervix: Cervix during pregnancy also undergoes physiological changes. Vessels enlarge and mucous plug is formed. Cervix its sensitive during pregnancy, especially during intimacy, leading to early vaginal bleeding if injured. ...Read more

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What does having a pliable cervix mean with early pregnancy?

What does having a pliable cervix mean with early pregnancy?

Friable?: I'm going to make a guess here: you mean "friable' not 'pliable.' Friable is a plain English word that means the cervix might bleed more easily than usual, such as during a vaginal exam, this is nearly universal in pregnancy. Pliable is like flexible, that is not used to describe a woman's cervix. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more