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Doctor insights on: Short Cervix In Children

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What are the tests for short cervix?

What are the tests for short cervix?

2 ways: This can be detected either by a manual exam or sonogram measurements. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Short Cervix (Definition)

doctors generally only look for a short cervix after a person has had a history of a preterm delivery. In the next pregnancy, doctor will perform transvaginal ultrasounds to look at the length of the cervix and if it drops below 1.5 to 2.5 cm, they may get concerned about a shortening cervix and offer treatment or closer ...Read more


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What does having a short cervix mean?

What does having a short cervix mean?

How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check for funneling of membranes into cervix early on, and after 24wks, do a test called fetal fibronectin. If this is positive and you have short cervix, your risk of prematurity is much higher, and your doctor may want to implement steps to reduce risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a short cervix?

Usually none.: Short cervix is generally noted on prenatal sonogram without maternal symptoms. Vaginal Progesterone may help in some of these cases. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short cervix?

What is the definition or description of: Short cervix?

Ultrasound: Doctors generally only look for a short cervix after a person has had a history of a preterm delivery. In the next pregnancy, doctor will perform transvaginal ultrasounds to look at the length of the cervix and if it drops below 1.5 to 2.5 cm, they may get concerned about a shortening cervix and offer treatment or closer observation for further shortening ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was diagnosed with a short cervix.?

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with a short cervix.?

Depends: The only time that would be an issue is during pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman who is known to have a short cervix should be followed closely for the development of an incompetent cervix — that is usually accomplished by performing serial trans-vaginal ultrasound measurements of the cervix and allows for considering a cervical cerclage if the cervix is found to be shortening further. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for short cervix?

Depends: If you are pregnant with a short cervix, your doctor may recommend a cerclage which is a stitch placed around the cervix to strengthen it and hopefully prevent early dilation. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a weak or short cervix?

Depends: Sometimes the cervix is just that way naturally. Sometimes it has been changed by surgical rpocedures. A short or weakened cervix is concerning for retaining a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Short cervix, help please. Too late for stitch?

Maybe.: Cerclage is a reasonable option only in a few cases with a previous preterm delivery and a currently extremely short cervix (<1-2 cm). Progesterone is a more safe and effective option. ...Read more

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Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Is it recommended for woman who have a short cervix to get cerclage?

Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse(s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more

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Hi every one can someone tell me is there a treatment for short cervix?

Incompetant Cervix: Is what I think you are describing. This is where pregnancies end with early delivery as the cervix dilates and is unable to keep the fetus inside the uterus. This is treated with a cerclage, which is basically a purse string shown through the cervix. ...Read more

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I am @ the hospital for short cervix- 3 weeks now- stuck til delivery (23wks pg). My dr has only seen me twice so I never know my status. What can I do?

I am @ the hospital for short cervix- 3 weeks now- stuck til delivery (23wks pg). My dr has only seen me twice so I never know my status. What can I do?

Ask to speak to MD: This is a difficult position to find yourself in. Many times the general ob/gyn relies on the perinatologists (high risk docs) and residents to round on the patients that are hospitalized. Call the doctor's office and ask to speak with the doctor. Speak with your nurse and ask that she make contact with the office if you are uncomfortable. There should be a doctor checking on you at least daily. ...Read more

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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

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What does it mean if I have a short cervix at 19 weeks pregnant?

Preterm delivery: A short cervix at 19 weeks pregnancy means that there is a higher risk of preterm delivery. ...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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I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

I'm 35 weeks pregnant and was told I have a short cervix what does this mean?

Short Cervix: The cervix is the passage way where the baby travels from the uterus to the vagina when being delivered. The longer the cervix, the longer the baby has to travel, which may mean longer labor before the baby is delivered. Thus, when the cervix is short there is unfortunately an increased risk of premature delivery and your doctor may recommend increased bed rest in the next few weeks before delivery ...Read more

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If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

If I have a short cervix 1.5cm at 29 weeks pregnant with triplets when can I deliver?

Anytime: You are at high risk for early delivery. Make sure you are following your doctors instructions. ...Read more

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Lletz high grade CIN 20x18x17mm removed 1 yr and half ago will this cause a short cervix now im 10 weeks pregnant is this a lot that was removed?

Depends : Without knowing your full history all I can say is: it varies from woman to woman. Talk to your doctor and you should have your cervical length checked. If is short you may benefit from vaginal progesterone. ...Read more

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28 weeks pregnant. Short cervix 24,8 (was 37 at 22 weeks) and less AFI (9,6 (5 percentile) is there any link? AFI was 15,9 at 22 weeks, no leakage.

28 weeks pregnant. Short cervix 24,8 (was 37 at 22 weeks) and less AFI (9,6 (5 percentile) is there any link? AFI was 15,9 at 22 weeks, no leakage.

Yes, there is a: Link between short cervix and low amniotic fluid. Both are associated with early labor and delivery. However, preterm labor & delivery aren't inevitable even with these numbers. Ask your doctor what precautions you can take to minimize the risk of early labor and deliver. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant short cervix 1.1. Having strong cramps around my ovaries. Can't move when I get this pain, happens when I'm laying down. What can it be?

Go to L;D: At 27 weeks with a cervix of 1.1 cm, and pain, I would recommend you go to l;d to get checked out. Cramping, even around the ovaries, could be a sign of early labor and you would want to make sure if that was case that baby got steroids to help accelerate lung development in the event of premature delivery. I would go now, just to be safe. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant on bed rest from short cervix of 2.1 cm. Not dilated, bleeding, or contracrions but not sure what kind of bed rest I should be on.?

29 weeks pregnant on bed rest from short cervix of 2.1 cm. Not dilated, bleeding, or contracrions but not sure what kind of bed rest I should be on.?

ASK YOUR DR: This is a question you should be discussing with your OB who is aware of your full medical history and OB history. ...Read more

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Does having a descended cervix = no ability to have children?

Does having a descended cervix = no ability to have children?

Not for sure: You certainly can get pregnant — that's not a problem because of cervical position. The bigger question is can you carry a pregnancy to term. You would need close monitoring of cervical length during pregnancy to see if a cerclage is needed. This is easily accomplished with ultrasound surveillance during the pregnancy by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, whom you should see prior to conception ...Read more

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What would cause a cervix to tilt — had two natural children — I'm 43 years old?

What would cause a cervix to tilt — had two natural children — I'm 43 years old?

Could be normal: It's not uncommon to hear to uterus is tilted backwards or forwards. What is the concern? Is there pain? ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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