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Doctor insights on: Stitching The Cervix During Pregnancy

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I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

I suffered pprom at 16 weeks in my twin gestation and lost my boys at 25 weeks. In my next pregnancy should my cervix be stitched/sewn?

Not necessarily.: It depends on your other obstetrical outcomes too; your history does not mean you have an incompetent cervix that merits cervical cerclage placement. I am sorry you had such a bad outcome with your previous pregnancy, however if you have a singleton pregnancy next time your risk should be back at baseline (11-12% for the U.S.). Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily from now on to prevent sptd. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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?

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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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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During pregnancy can a opened cervix be closed again?

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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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

Throughout: The cervix is closed throughout pregnancy until near the time of delivery. There are no cycle days during pregnancy. ...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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How does a doctor check cervix during pregnancy?

Pelvic exam: You doc will feel the cervix through a vaginal exam or visually through a scope. ...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

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

Closed until the end: Your cervix in normally closed. Dilatation dose not occur until contractions and labor. Opening of the cervix can happen with a miscarriage and is usually associated with pain. Any bleeding in the first trimester is considered a threatened miscarriage, if you are pregnant, call your doctor. ...Read more

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During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

Changes in pregnancy: During the beginning of a pregnancy the uterus is undergoing significant changes. Changes do occur in the cervix related to the pregnancy. A tender cervix is not a complaint heard for expecting patients. ...Read more

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Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Very friable: Emdocervical polyps bleed easily in pregnancy simply from the engorgement (swelling) that occurs with pregnancy. The polyp wall is thin, erodes easily, and can bleed spontaneously especially if extruding from the cervix. Better to deal with it after delivery unless it causes problems. ...Read more

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During pregnancy I had an incompetent cervix. Will that affect my experience with Paragard? What should I expect switching from Nexplanon?

Both good: Having an incompetent cervix should not impact your ability to get or tolerate an IUD. It would also not impact your ability to get Nexplanon. IUDs and Nexplanon are excellent, highly effective birth control options ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

With caution: Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandin-6 and linoleum acid and other prostaglandin derivatives. It can interfere with the action of several drugs and is found in breast milk. You should check with your OB before using. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with incompetent cervix during my last pregnancy. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have a small amount of boogery discharge. Is this normal?

Unrelated: An incompetent cervix rarely causes any problems before the second trimester. About 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester. Half of these go on and have normal babies. The other half end up with miscarriages, usually because of something wrong with the baby. This is why cerclages aren't placed to treat incompetent cervix until after the ierst trimester. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could having no mucus, during the time of your expected period a sign of pregnancy? Having a low tight cervix, usual before period or a sign of preg.?

No: Tight cervix? How could you tell? Do you mean dry vagina? Vagina can be dry the week before period. Either way, if worried, do a pregnancy test if period is late or if it doesn‘t come at all. ...Read more

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24 weeks pregnant, my gyn prescribed me itamelagin because my cervix is 1cm open. Are these suppositories save during pregnancy?

24 weeks pregnant, my gyn prescribed me itamelagin because my cervix is 1cm open. Are these suppositories save during pregnancy?

Itamelagin: Itamelagin consists of metronidazole, Miconazole and lactobacillus. Those are given for infections. Seems you have a vaginal infection. They are not used to treat preterm labor. They are used for infection. ...Read more

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I've had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and I feel like my cervix is open?

I've had a cerclage during my last pregnancy, a miscarriage before that one. Now im not pregnant and I feel like my cervix is open?

This can happen: A feeling like a mass or lump in your vagina, maybe as if something is going to fall or come out especially when having a bowel movement, suggests uterine prolapse, where the uterus moves down when other pelvic structures are weakened by a delivery. It can cause incontinence or bladder pain. You would not feel an "open cervix, " but you should have this checked out by an OB or primary care doc. ...Read more

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Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?

Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?

No: The cervical blood vessels can be very near the surface. They are more engorged with blood and become more fragile due to the pregnancy and increased estrogen. The cervix always seems more "touchy" and cramps during pregnancy. All of this is normal. But you should be checked to make sure there is no other cause for your bleeding. ...Read more

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Went for a physical 1-2 weeks after period. Doctor said my cervix is thin and I bled during PAP. Does that mean ill have issues carrying pregnancy?

Went for a physical 1-2 weeks after period. Doctor said my cervix is thin and I bled during PAP. Does that mean ill have issues carrying pregnancy?

Not necessarily.: It's very common to bleed a little from a pap. Sometimes it is due to mild cervicitis (sometimes due to infection, sometimes not), something it's just because this is a delicate tissue and scraping it makes it bleed. That alone is no indication that you will have problems carrying a pregnancy to term. Go over your concerns with your doc, when results of PAP and other tests are back. ...Read more

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Hi! I am 9 DPO. Besides my sensitive nipples and sense of smell, my cervix is also tender during sex and I have more CM. Is this a pregnancy sign?

Hi! I am 9 DPO. Besides my sensitive nipples and sense of smell, my cervix is also tender during sex and I have more CM. Is this a pregnancy sign?

Sorry, no: I'm not saying you aren't pregnant, just there are NO reliable signs or symptoms 9 days post-ov. A pregnancy test is reliable 11 days pot-ov, so be patient and good luck. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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