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Stenotic Cervical Os
I recently had a HSG and it revealed that I had a smalland stenotic cervix. How could it be cured? Could I get pregnant?
Informed via lumbar MRI report that my spinal canal is congenitally stenotic. Is it safe to assume that my thoracic and cervical is too? TY
Never assume: Your condition is one where your lumbar spinal canal is tight. That does not mean the rest of the spine is that way. If your doc thinks it worthwhile they can study those ares but without any physical findings they are unlikely to find a problem. ...Read more
Depends: That depends on whether been pregnant and given birth in the past and other factors ...Read more
Vaginal discharge: From your description it seems like you have been examined otherwise how would you know the cervical os is open? Still, that said, you need to be examined again and treated. You need a definite diagnosis and that is only done by through examination. Good luck. ...Read more
My miscarriage (@10 wk) started Nov11 14/11 U/s: small mass @ cervical os 15/11 passed sac Haven't bled in >a week Is it safe to have sex now?
Ask your treating MD: You need to ask your treating MD, especially if you had a D & C done post miscarriage to be certain that there is no residual material left inside the uterus or an infection is present. ...Read more
Exam or Cardiac Echo: Heart valves are occasionally leaky (insufficient) or narrowed (stenotic). Physical exam (auscultation) can lead to the diagnosis by the quality and timing of the heart sounds heard. A cardiac echo (echocardiography) is the common test done to get a picture of the defective valve. ...Read more
Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more
Abd pain, nauseax4 months. CT showed severe narrowing &hook-shaped appearance & post-stenotic dilatation of celiac artery likely d/t ligament. Next step?
Talk to the surgeon: NMS but it appears that you may have an ischemic problem causing the pain. I presume that you will need surgical correction but your surgeon will be the best person to advise you on the next step. As with all surgeries, I favor getting a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Back pain & numbness in foot after MRI report l5-s1: wide based shallow disc herniation eccentric to left. Mild degree facet prominence. Central canal not significantly stenotic. What does this mean?
Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment?
Best to: Check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more
Abd CT showed severe stenosis of celiac artery with post stenotic dilation. Does that mean an aneurysm? Was referred to vascular surgeon.
Bumpy rough are around cervical os, currently 20wk pregnant but noticed this before. Last smear was 9 months ago, all normal. Ectropion? Cancer?
Bumpy rough area on cervix around the os, currently 20wk pregnant but noticed this before. Last smear was 9 months ago, all normal. Ectropion? Cancer?
Placenta 3.8cm from os. Passed 5mm blood clot. OBYGn says not placenta issue as it is not close to os. Do you agree? Thinks it's cervix
Low Lying Placenta: Depending upon where you are in your pregnancy it most likely is not associated with the placenta. The cervix and pregnancy is very friable and may have occasional bleeding which is minimal in nature. This type of bleeding is usually painless. The placenta being 3.8 cm from the cervix is not unusual. If you have bright red vaginal bleeding that does not subside then see your physician or contact them immediately. Hope this helps. ...Read more
20female. No sexual encounters at all. Just noticed a small hard lump near the os on the underside of my cervix. No pain or discomfort.?
Nabothian cyst: What you are describing is a nabothian cyst. These are normal on the cervix. ...Read more
I'm 20 year old female with no sexual encounters and have just noticed a small hard lump near the os on the underside of my cervix. No pain.?
Cervix: Remember your cervix is about a finger length up your vagina and is firm like the tip of your nose. In someone who has never had sexual contact this likely to be a mucus filled cyst on the cervix - which is normal. If you've had any sexual contact at all it could be a genital wart. An exam by a provider can tell for sure. ...Read more
6mo preg. Last U/s at 23wks showed uterine scartissue near cervix ex os+in cervix. Ob says baby will push it out of the way as she grows. Harm bub/me?
Not expected: The cervix undergoes dramatic changes during labor and delivery that often is about to change the architecture of scars and allow continued progression to normal labor, aided by the downward pressure of your baby's head. Scar tissue can also be removed in labor if needed. ...Read more
My cervix sits on the top of my vaginal wall, also has a tab like end towards the opening of my vagina, but the other side os completely smooth.
Needs examination: If your question is whether the cervix is normal or not, you need a GYN MD to examine it to find out. ...Read more
My wife preg 8 wk ultrasound shows internal os is opened by 3.5mm and cervical length of aprk 3.7 CM Our doc suggest HCG in 5000 IU per wk is it safe?
If cervical canal length at 11weeks of gestation is 20mm and internal os dilatation is 8mm, measured by abdom. US, does this require cervical cerclage?
Need transvag u/s: Possibly. You should have a transvaginal ultrasound and see an MFM (high risk pregnancy dr.) if you haven't done so. You may benefit from a cerclage. Cerclage is most beneficial if done by the end of the first trimester. I see this is your only pregnancy. Best of luck and keep us posted. ...Read more
Is IT possible to still be pregnant after cramps/bleeding/opened cervical os? HCG level increased, and sac visible on ultrasound. Waiting for repeats.
2 areas: Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of the uterus called cervix. ...Read more
Barrier Contraceptiv: A cervical cap is a form of barrier contraception. It is filled with some spermicide and inserted over the cervix to prevent pregnancy. Modern cervical caps must be fitted by a clinician due to the wide variation in cervical size. They are not often prescribed nowadays. Cassanova is credited (? True) with inventing the cervical cap by using half of a lemon. ...Read more
Cerclage: A cervical stitch is a procedure called a cerclage. A cerclage is a surgical procedure to close and support the cervix for people who have pregnancy loss in the second trimester due to a weak or incompetent cervix. Typically a "purse-string" stitch is placed around the cervix in the early second trimester to give support. The most common type is called a mcdonald cerclage. ...Read more
Exam: The cervix is evaluated by your physician. There is two parts to the exam: 1. Bi manual and two speculum. The speculum is a beak shaped instrument placed in your vagina and allows the physician to see the cervix. The exam consists of the physician placing an exam finger on your cervix and then feeling the top of your uterus and ovaries through your abdomen. ...Read more