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What exactly is cervical dilation? Can more light be shed on this for clearer understanding? Thanks

What exactly is cervical dilation? Can more light be shed on this for clearer understanding? Thanks

Cervical opening.: The cervix is the lower-most part of the maternal womb; the fetus has to pass through the cervix to achieve vaginal delivery. When labor starts, the contractions result in opening and softening of the cervix - slowly at first and rapidly later. The attached visual guide should give the uninitiated a sense of how much the cervix has to open for the fetal head to deliver. ...Read more

Cervix Dilated (Definition)

Cervix fully dilated is the normal condition during labor in which a woman's cervix has become fully dilated. The cervix begins as a closed (not dilated) cervix. Then, as the contractions squeeze the baby against the cervix, the cervix begins to dilate (dilated a bit). Later, after more contractions, the cervix becomes moderately dilated (the opening of the cervix is moderate big). Finally, the cervix is fully dilated, and the baby can start going through the ...Read more


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I read that abortion requires cervical dilation. How do they do it?

I read that abortion requires cervical dilation. How do they do it?

Gradually: A series of metal rods of increasing diameter are inserted through the cervix to gently stretch and widen the opening. ...Read more

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Is 1.5cm dilation at 22 weeks pregnancy is Cervical incompetency? usually heard that cervical dilation at 20-50mm is incompetent. what is true?

Is 1.5cm dilation at 22 weeks pregnancy is Cervical incompetency? usually heard that cervical dilation at 20-50mm is incompetent.
what is true?

Controversial topic: Premature cervical changes(dilatation,shortening, funneling,softening...) are difficult to measure and to interpret.Sonographic or clinical exams of your cervix are very variable, very subjective, not accurate nor reliable predictors of premature labor or preterm delivery. Consult a knowledgeable MFM doctor regarding accepted criteria for "cervical insufficiency". Your risks at 22wks.seem small. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel cervical dilation during mensuration? I feel as if I'm dilated followed my cramping in the vaginal and buttock area.

Is it normal to feel cervical dilation during mensuration? I feel as if I'm dilated followed my cramping in the vaginal and buttock area.

Hard to tell: B/c of how the nerves to the pelvic organs work, it's hard to tell if the cervix is really dilating (it shouldn't dilate much at all, just enough to let blood or clots out), but the pain can definitely "refer" to the vagina and buttocks/rectum. Ibuprofen usually helps, and if this is a regular problem with all your periods, birth control pills may help decrease this pain a lot. ...Read more

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My SIL is preggo with twins, 22 to 24 wks.cervix dilated 2.6cms.Doctor given some tablet to insert down there every day.Whats consequences of dilation

My SIL is preggo with twins, 22 to 24 wks.cervix dilated 2.6cms.Doctor given some tablet to insert down there every day.Whats consequences of dilation

Prematurity: The greatest concern is of course a premature delivery. There are also some concerns about possible infections or rupture of membranes. Every week in utero makes a hugh difference in the chances for 2 healthy babies at this point. Best wishes for all. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have your cervix dilated before mirena insertion?

What does it feel like to have your cervix dilated before mirena insertion?

Mirena insertion: Cervical dilatation usually unnecessary. If never had a baby, taking 400mcg Cytotec 4-6 hours before, facilitates insertion and dilatation rarely required. I have never needed to dilate anyone for this. ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated?

How is the cervix dilated?

Contractions: The contracting smooth muscle of the uterus applies a downward force on the opening of the fibrous tissue of the cervix causing it to expand and "dilate'. ...Read more

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How is the cervix dilated for placement of a iud?

How is the cervix dilated for placement of a iud?

Small instrument: An iud folds up for insertion, so the cervix does not have to be dilated very wide (only about 3-4mm). In some women who have given birth before, it is sometimes not even necessary to dilate the cervix to get the iud properly placed. If dilation is needed, a small, sterile instrument with a rounded tip is used; sometimes injecting a local anesthetic is sufficient to relax the cervix open enough. ...Read more

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Cervical Dilation (Definition)

When your cervix is fully dilated, your doctor gives you the OK to push. Propelled by your effort and the force of your contractions, the baby makes his way through the birth canal. The fontanels -- soft spots -- on his head allow it to mold to the shape of this narrow passage. Your baby's head "crowns" when the widest part of it is ...Read more


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more