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What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?

What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?

Complex: If you have a short cervix and no history of preterm birth, vaginal Progesterone can be very helpful. If you have a prior preterm birth, cerclage may be the way to go. Talk to your doctor about the specifics of your case. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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

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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 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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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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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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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

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Short Cervix (Definition)

Cervical insufficiency, or cervical incompetence, is a condition where the cervix begins to dilate (open wider) or efface (become thinner) before the baby has reached full term. This may occur in the absence of uterine contractions, and may cause ...Read more


Cervix (Definition)

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