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18 weeks pregnant cervix open bit uterus closed with mild bleeding what could be going on?

18 weeks pregnant cervix open bit uterus closed with mild bleeding  what could be going on?

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

Can I still become pregnant with an open cervix? Im 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. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant now will cervix be open now?

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 more

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I am 10 dpo and have been having back pain all day. My cervix is high soft and open. I can't be pregnant since my cervix is open, right?

I am 10 dpo and have been having back pain all day. My cervix is high soft and open. I can't be pregnant since my cervix is open, right?

Cervix: Cervical position has basically no bearing on anything except during child birth and orgasm. Orgasm as it changes position to be more available to accept sperm. Birth to allow for delivery. Where it is now has no bearing on pregnancy. If an egg was fertilized and implanted determines pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a high risk pregnant previously where my cervix opened at 27 weeks...should I go to a high risk gyno for cervical cerclage?

I had a high risk pregnant previously where my cervix opened at 27 weeks...should I go to a high risk gyno for cervical cerclage?

Cerclage: many ob's are trained in this technique. Discuss with your OB. If they are not comfortable ask them to refer you to a maternal fetal medicine specialist. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant. Vaginal exam showed cervix opened a little & now having discharge which seems to be mucus plug?

Call your OB: U need evaluation, to see if the cx is opening more or efacing which would not be good and needs to be addressed immediately and an us can be done to measure cx length and a fetal fibronectin test can be done at 22 weeks. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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!! ...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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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. ...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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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 wont be ovulating for a little while after the abortion occurs. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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