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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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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During pregnancy can a 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

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

Throughout: The cervix is closed throughout pregnancy until near the time of delivery. There are no cycle days during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

What does it mean when your cervix is closed during early pregnancy?

Normal: Your cervix should be closed in early pregnancy, if you've been told otherwise you have been misinformed. This is normal. ...Read more

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How does a doctor check cervix during pregnancy?

Pelvic exam: You doc will feel the cervix through a vaginal exam or visually through a scope. ...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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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

Closed until the end: Your cervix in normally closed. Dilatation dose not occur until contractions and labor. Opening of the cervix can happen with a miscarriage and is usually associated with pain. Any bleeding in the first trimester is considered a threatened miscarriage, if you are pregnant, call your doctor. ...Read more

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During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

Changes in pregnancy: During the beginning of a pregnancy the uterus is undergoing significant changes. Changes do occur in the cervix related to the pregnancy. A tender cervix is not a complaint heard for expecting patients. ...Read more

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Is it a mistake to be induced at 38 weeks sharp? Husband can't be present if we wait. 2nd pregnancy. Cervix dialated but not effaced. Dr. Says "ok".

Not recommended: In the recent past, we were seeing increased admissions to the nicu because of 'social' inductions.
The american college of obstetricians and gynecologists do not recommend inductions at less than 39 weeks unless there is a medical issue like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Although you might have a high chance of successful induction, there is a slight increased chance of baby complications. ...Read more

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Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Very friable: Emdocervical polyps bleed easily in pregnancy simply from the engorgement (swelling) that occurs with pregnancy. The polyp wall is thin, erodes easily, and can bleed spontaneously especially if extruding from the cervix. Better to deal with it after delivery unless it causes problems. ...Read more

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My wife (15 weeks pregnant)has a sharp cervix pain with brown discharge. What could be the cause? Is it normal at this stage of pregnancy?

Bleeding in preg: The brown discharge is blood that has been sitting in the vaginal vault for a few days. It may have been blood from the cervix, post coital bleeding or even from the uterus or placenta. It can be a sign of infection too. It is probably nothing but it is worth seeing your OB for an exam, possibly cultures and an ultrasound to be sure it isn't a sign of placenta problems or cervical incompetance. ...Read more

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During pregnancy I had an incompetent cervix. Will that affect my experience with Paragard? What should I expect switching from Nexplanon?

Both good: Having an incompetent cervix should not impact your ability to get or tolerate an IUD. It would also not impact your ability to get Nexplanon. IUDs and Nexplanon are excellent, highly effective birth control options ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

With caution: Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandin-6 and linoleum acid and other prostaglandin derivatives. It can interfere with the action of several drugs and is found in breast milk. You should check with your OB before using. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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