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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Cervix Length

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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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I am currently 20 weeks pregnant. My cervix length is 3 cm. Is it too short to go for vaginal stiches. I am diabetic also. Please suggest.

I am currently 20 weeks pregnant. My cervix length is 3 cm. Is it too short to go for vaginal stiches. I am diabetic also. Please suggest.

As above: U obgyn is the best one to discuss with u his finding and give u advise. However what u have listed sound normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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15weeks pregnant. OBGYN said cervix length 2.4cm. Maternalfetal expert said it is too early to check cervix length. What if it worsens before next apptmt?

15weeks pregnant. OBGYN said cervix length 2.4cm. Maternalfetal expert said it is too early to check cervix length. What if it worsens before next apptmt?

Cervical shortening: The average cervix at 15 weeks is usually 3 cm or more, but what's more important is whether or not there was funneling. When the tech pushes on the uterus and the membranes and cervix appear to flatten out or even bulge through the cervix then you have funneling. If that happens they likely discuss using a pessary or elective cerclage. Prior preterm birth patients do get the length check early ...Read more

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My doctor said baby is very near to lower uterine segment. I am 31 weeks pregnant and my cervix length is 3.5cm. What precautions I have to take?

My doctor said baby is very near to lower uterine segment. I am 31 weeks pregnant and my cervix length is 3.5cm. What precautions I have to take?

No trampolining: Seriously, there is not anything you can do as usually the baby doesn't "drop" into the pelvis until week 36. To avoid premature labor, minimize extremely strenuous activities and if uterine cramping begins, notify your OB MD immediately. ...Read more

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Cervix length is 3.8, am 12weeks pregnant. Do I need a cerclage?

Cervix length is 3.8, am 12weeks pregnant. Do I need a cerclage?

See your doctor!: That should be a question for your obstetrician. I wish you the very best! ...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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Took a preg test was neg, got period a day late but lighter and same length, a week before next period my cervix is high and open can I be pregnant?

Took a preg test was neg, got period a day late but lighter and same length, a week before next period my cervix is high and open can I be pregnant?

Maybe: It could just be that you didn't ovulate this month, but a small number of women never have a positive urine pregnancy test. Those patients only show a positive serum (blood) pregnancy test. See if you physician can order a serum pregnancy test instead. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a short cervix length at 17 weeks pregnant?

What does it mean if I have a short cervix length at 17 weeks pregnant?

Increased risk: This will put you at increased risk of pre-term delivery. There are treatments for this, depending on your situation. Progesterone injections and cerclage are options. Your specialist will know if either is right for you. ...Read more

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30wks+2days pregnant cervix-100% effaced 1 CM dilated "unmeasurable in length" strict hospital br put on mag sulf for 12 hrs likelihood of labor soon?

EMERGENCY: Only if you can be on strict bed rest with the bed tilted at least 30 degrees or more upside down this may make the baby head back off against the cervix then you can stay pregnant for few more weeks pressure to the cervix by the presenting parts will cause contractions
if you break water, the game is over
you can't take mag for too many weeks
good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I had a history of PPROM at 22 weeks. MY cervix length is 26mm now with out pregnancy. Is Cervix length 26mm when not pregnant is normal?

Hi I had a history of PPROM at 22 weeks. MY cervix length is 26mm now with out pregnancy. Is Cervix length 26mm when not pregnant is normal?

Probably Probably: The normal cervix is about 35mm to 50mm. However a cervix of 25 mm, while considered shortened, is still normal. The shorter cervix may correlate to a greater chance for early delivery, but probably has nothing to do with PPROM. ...Read more

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22wks pregnant. Shortening cervix frm 3.1 to 2.6 over past wk. On progesterone+bedrest+weekly length check via US. Do I have a chance at fullterm bub?

22wks pregnant. Shortening cervix frm 3.1 to 2.6 over past wk. On progesterone+bedrest+weekly length check via US. Do I have a chance at fullterm bub?

Yes: It sounds like you are doing all the right things. I assume you have also been advised not to have sex. There is an increased risk of the baby being born early but that is just increased not by any means certain. I have known patients with the same findings to have to be induced at term. Best wishes to you and the baby. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am 19 weeks pregnant. My cervical length is 2.60 cm. Doctor has given polutron injection and advised to come after one week. If no improvement post one week, she told she would do stitching the cervix. Please advise if I need to be worried. What shoul

I am 19 weeks pregnant. My cervical length is 2.60 cm. Doctor has given polutron injection and advised to come after one week. If no improvement post one week, she told she would do stitching the cervix. Please advise if I need to be worried. What shoul

In good hands: I think the risk of something bad happening is low and you are in good hands. Don't exert and rest until this is fixed. The stitching procedure is simple and the rate of complications is less than 2% or so. ...Read more

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29wks pregnant with incompetent cervix and emergent cervical cerclage. CL is 20mm. Is that length mucus plug enough to protect from ascending bacteria?

29wks pregnant with incompetent cervix and emergent cervical cerclage. CL is 20mm. Is that length mucus plug enough to protect from ascending bacteria?

Cerclage: With certain Cerclage placement the cervical mucus should remain in tact. Therefore believe that you have nothing to worry about but need routine checkups concerning your cerclage ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant on bed rest and progesterone for cervix shortening at 2.6cm. Weekly length surveillance. Can sneezing once cause problems for me?

Bedtest: It is unlikely that sneezing will cause a problem. Minimizing the pressure against your cervix by staying off of your feet and continuing your progesterone is the best thing that you can do. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant usg acc to period date 38wk. Baby head mobile cervix length 3.7 cm. Doc says this is reason to go for c sec in 38/39 week. Needed? Wait

37 weeks pregnant usg acc to period date 38wk. Baby head mobile cervix length 3.7 cm. Doc says this is reason to go for c sec in 38/39 week. Needed? Wait

Reason for csec?: KhU--what is the reason for the csec? Cervical length is not usually something we do cesareans for--if this is your first baby, you may not "thin out" until the very end. Now, we do not define a term pregnancy until 39 weeks. And post-term or "late" pregnancy is not until 42 weeks. I would advise waiting for now unless there are other indicators that things are wrong with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant lost mucus plug, dilated 1 cm, and cervical length of 24. Having painin stomach/ cervix area?

30 weeks pregnant lost mucus plug, dilated 1 cm, and cervical length of 24. Having painin stomach/ cervix area?

Preterm: Call your obgyn on call. Keep hydrated. With the contractions like you are describing, they will probably want you to come into l&d. ...Read more

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How should your cervix feel if pregnant?

Soft: During the earlier part of pregnancy the cervix feels like the tip of your nose but softer and more compressible. In labor, the cervix becomes less long - eventually becoming almost flush with the vaginal wall.. Additionally the cervix opens to facilitate the passage of the fetus from the uterus to the vaginal canal. Don't check your own cervix during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I be pregnant with a low & hard cervix?

Do a preg test: Low hard cervix is not the way to diagnose preg, u keep asking the same? You may have prolpase go see your gyn and your gyn can do a pelvic exam, and blood work to see if you are pg or not and to see if u have uterine prolpase or anything else abnormal or not, please go make an appt tom, since u have asked this? Multiple times. ...Read more

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Is the cervix high and hard when your pregnant?

Unless you have: Prolapse or a history of premature labor or incompetent cervix, you should leave the cervix exams to your ob, cervix should be hard and not low, until the last month when it will start to efface and maybe dilate before u go into labor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What does your cervix feel like when your pregnant?

Softer: When not pregnant the cervix feels firm like the end of your nose. With pregnancy the cervix is a little softer. ...Read more

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Difference between non pregnant and pregnant cervix?

"Plugging" in answer: The major differences between the non pregnant and pregnant cervix is that the pregnant cervix is thicker, and secretes a mucous 'plug" to block bacteria from ascending into the uterus. ...Read more

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A low cervix. Would I have a chance to get pregnant?

Yes: Cervical prolapse and vaginal relaxation is common in women in their 40's and older especially after having some children, however that should not effect your ability to conceive. It is much harder and more risky to conceive over 40. ...Read more

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If your cervix is bend is it harder to get pregnant?

No: Almost every cervix has some degree of bending or flexion - that is normal and does not affect the ability to conceive. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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