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Cervix (Definition)

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


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I am at 29 weeks and 5 days. At 4 pounds been having pains doctor said cervix thinning is this normal and leading to labor?

I am at 29 weeks and 5 days. At 4 pounds been having pains doctor said cervix thinning is this normal and leading to labor?

It is too soon: It is far too soon for the cervix to be thinning. Monitor your pains and if they become rhythymic at 5 minutes or less contact your OB MD. ...Read more

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2 days til my due date dilated to 4cm losing alot of mucus plug is that also thinning of the cervix?

2 days til my due date dilated to 4cm losing alot of mucus plug is that also thinning of the cervix?

Cervix Changes: The cervix dilates from 0 to 10 cm which is ready for delivery. The cervix also thins it starts out about 2-4 cm long and then we judge its thinning by percentages. You will hear 10% effaced (thinned), 50% effaced, completely effaced which means it is thinned all the way. Losing the mucous plug has to do with neither, it is just mucous in the cervix that is lost anytime prior to delivery. ...Read more

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32wks contractions 4 last 2wks, ffn neg 2wk ago, now dilated 11/2, thinning cervix, heads down, took shots& med last week! Chance of preterm??

32wks contractions 4 last 2wks, ffn neg 2wk ago, now dilated 11/2, thinning cervix, heads down, took shots& med last week! Chance of preterm??

Below: It certainly sounds like your DR is doing everything possible to prepare if you do have a premature delivery.
Everything possible is being done. Time will give you an answer
Continue to follow DR's advice, and inform the DR of any changes. ...Read more

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Can I ask to be induced at 37 weeks if I believe baby is too big already (7lbs) and cramped inside since I'm small? Cervix is thinning but no dilation

Can I ask to be induced at 37 weeks if I believe baby is too big already (7lbs) and cramped inside since I'm small? Cervix is thinning but no dilation

Unlikely to happen: Given the frequency of breathing problems in newborns induced at 37 wks, I think it unlikely you could talk your way into that one. I believe the american college of obgyn has issued guidelines that question the practice. Early delivery for fetal distress & various maternal complications is still considered good care. ...Read more

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Could I be having twins if my cervix is thinning at 30 weeks pregnant?

Could I be having twins if my cervix is thinning at 30 weeks pregnant?

Get an ultrasound!: That question is easily and definitively answered by a fetal ultrasound - cervical thinning can be seen with singleton or multiple pregnancies. ...Read more

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I had sex a week after cryo surgery and I'm on the pill. Does cryosurgery increase the chance of pregnancy? Because of thinning of the cervix?

I had sex a week after cryo surgery and I'm on the pill. Does cryosurgery increase the chance of pregnancy? Because of thinning of the cervix?

No: Cryosurgery does not increae your chances of pregnancy, but I'm surprised your doctor didn't tell you not to have sex for at least 3 weeks while the cergvix is healing, or at least until the watery discharge stops completely (usually 10-14 days). ...Read more

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What does it mean when1cm dilated and cervix thinning out at 24 weeks pregnant with yellow lactating breadt milk?

What does it mean when1cm dilated and cervix thinning out at 24 weeks pregnant with yellow lactating breadt milk?

Preterm labor: See your ob. Cervical dilation at 24 weeks indicates the possibility of trouble. You need to be watched and if preterm labor continues it needs to be stopped. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnant. I am having a lot of vaginal pressure and a little cramping in low abdomen. Cervix has already started thinning. Normal?

Premature labor: I assume that if you are aware that your cervix has been thinning is because you have already been checked. No, it is not normal to have these symptoms at 21 wks of gestation. Usually this could be associated with premature labor. Rest and observation is usually recommended. If your doctor is aware please follow his/her instructions as given. If you are having new symptoms call them asap or go to ed. ...Read more

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What are the potential complications for infant born @ 28 weeks? My daughter is 21 weeks pregnant. Scans show the infant is developing normally. Her cervix is opening and thinning and the membranes are showing but not bulging. Her physicians gave two opti

What are the potential complications for infant born @ 28 weeks? My daughter is 21 weeks pregnant. Scans show the infant is developing normally. Her cervix is opening and thinning and the membranes are showing but not bulging. Her physicians gave two opti

Regarding: Regarding the timing of a placement of a cerclage, I do not think that there is clear consensus on the utility at 21 weeks gestation, and the benefit/risk ratio must be weighed carefully and individually for each patient. In general, the presence of fetal membranes prolapsing through the external cervical os is a relative contraindication to the procedure because the risk of the accidental rupture of the membranes in this setting is great.

When premature labor develops and cannot be stopped, the health care team will prepare for a high-risk delivery and immediate resuscitation. The “special care” of a premature infant happens in a neonatal intensive care unit (nicu) and involves the treatment of every organ system in the baby. For example, the preemie baby’s temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate, and oxygen saturation is constantly monitored. Soon after birth, the infant will probably need help via technology to feed, via a feeding tube, and breathe via a ventilator and/or supplemental oxygen administration. In addition, the infant may develop problems with digestion or infections. It is not uncommon for very premature infants to require a blood transfusion at some point during their course in the intensive care unit, and if there is a genetic reason that has contributed to the prematurity, those specific issues will be managed as well. Hospital care is needed until the infant is able to breathe without extra support, feed by mouth, and maintains body temperature and a stable or increasing body weight.

Babies born before 37 weeks gestation can have long-term medical or developmental concerns that continue into childhood or longer. In general, the earlier an infant is born and the smaller the infant is at birth the greater the risk of complications. However, it is impossible to predict a baby's long-term outcome based on gestational age or birth weight alone. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of a thin cervix?

Probably none: It is not likely that you would have any overt indication that you cervix was thin. If your concern is for an incompetent cervix, the diagnosis is not based on any subjective symptoms. ...Read more

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A lot of mucous after sweeping of cervix, is that a good sign?

Cervical mucus: It is pretty typical to have more cervical mucus after having membranes stripping/cervix sweeping in late pregnancy. This means that the provider performed it properly. It does not predict if the procedure will help you to go into labor. ...Read more

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Is a cyst on your cervix a sign of potential cervix cancer?

No: Cervical cysts (presumably, nabothian cysts) are, generally, part of the benign, physiologic (normal functioning) of the cervix. ...Read more

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Hi im due my af in a week. My cervix is really high and firm and my CM is white/creamy coloured and really thick. Is this a sign that im pregnant.?

Hi im due my af in a week. My cervix is really high and firm and my CM is white/creamy coloured and really thick. Is this a sign that im pregnant.?

Can't really tell: Pregnancy is always a possibility in a woman in her fertile years. Simple urine pregnancy tests are available at drugstores (a woman can do the test after missing a period or 3 weeks after sex). A woman can also go to a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor for testing. If pregnant, the woman needs to set up routine appointments with the doctor that will be providing her prenatal care. ...Read more

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Should a womans cervix feel a certain way when checking for early pregnancy signs?

Should a womans cervix feel a certain way when checking for early pregnancy signs?

Myths: No. Please review your health class lessons. A fetus is not connected to its mother for about fourteen days after conception. The mother's body has no symptoms from pregnancy until this time when the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with her. True early pregnancy is symptom free. Monitoring the cervix is a complete waste of time and energy! ...Read more

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38weeks pregnant notices white milky discharge is that any sign of cervix opening?

38weeks pregnant notices white milky discharge is that any sign of cervix opening?

Copious cervical: Discharge- is common b efore actual labor begins; hoever, if itching or bleeding- consult your OB-GYN. ...Read more

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I ovulate yesterday my cervix is high, hard and open, is this a sign I'm pregnant?

U cannot tell: One day after ovulation if you are preg - it is too soon and I do not rec that you check your own cervix, the best way to tell is to do a urine home test or a blood preg test a few days before your period would be due to start and if you are preg I do not rec checking your own cervix when you are pregnant- leave that to your ob. ...Read more

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Is a tiny bit of blood in my cervix mucus a true sign of ovulation? Did I ovulate the day I saw the blood. Saw it sunday, was expecting to ovulate sun

Is a tiny bit of blood in my cervix mucus a true sign of ovulation? Did I ovulate the day I saw the blood. Saw it sunday, was expecting to ovulate sun

Not necessarily: ovulation usuually occurs 12-14 days after the start f your last period. Cervical blood is not a diagnostic sign. Monitor BBT and do a home ovulation test. ...Read more

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During pap smear- my cervix was bleeding- is it a bad sign?

Your doc should: Have told u that sometimes it can bleed as long as he didn't see a lesion or tumor then the pap hopefully will be normal, it could come back abnormal, and sometimes bleeding can be from an undiagnosed std like chl or gc so the dco can run those 2 tests with the pap to make sure they are neg. ...Read more

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My pg test comes out negative but my cervix is unusually high. Is that a sign of pregnancy?

??? Question: Not sure what the question is here, but the way your uterus/cervix is positioned or "siting' in your vaginal vault has no bearing on pregnancy without a positive pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Cervix is very low and hard. One week late for period. Could this be a sign im pregnant or that m period is coming?

Cervix is very low and hard. One week late for period. Could this be a sign im pregnant or that m period is coming?

Check a test: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. You can not accurately predict pregnancy or the timing of the menstrual cycle based on a cervical examination. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant I will be 5 weeks today. My cervix is high and very soft. Shouldn't it be low and hard if I'm not pregnant? Is this a good sign?

Take pregnancy test: Cervical position and consistency at 5 weeks of pregnancy is not an indicator of pregnancy. The cervix softens and changes position as a pregnancy progresses, but these findings are normally noted in the latter stages of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Cervix pulling sensation off to right side and slight cramping. Is this a sign of early pregnancy?

Maybe: But it could also be signs of constipation, uti, kidney stones, pulled muscle, or other things that can go on in that area. See a doctor to get checked out so you can know for sure. ...Read more