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Short Cervix In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the latest findings to preserve a pregnancy with short cervix and delivery near 20 weeks?
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
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
I'm on pelvic rest for short cervix-.4cm-and it is driving me crazy! Libido is through the roof, im even fantasizing about my male dr. What can help?
I am sorry for :
You, u dr. Can write u some medication to
decrease u sexdrive. ...Read more
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
23 wks pregnt, short cervix, risk of preterm labor.taking nitrofurantoin mono/mac.read not to take near end of pregncy.don't know I am near or not.risk?
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
I was put on progesterone suppositories at 20 weeks due to a short cervix. I was taken off of them at 37 weeks. I've been off of them for two weeks now but my husband is still getting a burning sensation and blisters after we have sex.
Hi, im 22 weeks pregnant, i have a short cervix. I have been having this lower abdominal pain since yesterday, and have been feeling the need to poop?
Go see your doc: If you have already been diagnosed with a short cervix and these symptoms, you need to be evaluated media rely on for premature labor.go now ...Read more
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
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
Does ur cervix stay slightly open after having children? Chile is 3yrs old. Cervix always feels slightly open.
sort of : The cervical os is slightly more open in women who have had a vaginal delivery. ...Read more
Checked me IUD strings and they feel shorter. Do the length change with cervix positing throughout the cycle?
Ok: I would not worry as long as you can feel the strings. ...Read more