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What can I expect if I have an incompetent cervix?

What can I expect if I have an incompetent cervix?

Close surveillance: There are many ways of managing a patient with a history of incompetent cervix. Some women may receive a cerclage or a stitch around their cervix. You may be placed on bedrest or modified activity. Some women receive vaginal Progesterone suppositories or injections. Some women have frequent sonograms to measure their cervical length. ...Read more

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Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
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How would I know if I had an incompetent cervix?

Dr. Liza Kunz Dr. Kunz
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How would I know if I had an incompetent cervix?

Diagnosis with loss: Unfortunately most women don't know that they have an incompetent cervix until they experience a late miscarriage. Sometimes we discover cervical shortening on ultrasound that can clue us in before a loss occurs, but that is not typical. ...Read more

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If I have an incompetent cervix i dilated at 14 weeks do I still have to have a d&e or can I have d&c?

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If I have an incompetent cervix i dilated at 14 weeks do I still have to have a d&e or can I have d&c?

Technicality only: D&C and D&E are not that different; yes, technique and risks are slightly different, but it's kinda moot point. The specific difference is using a curette (D&C) and there is a limit to the size of products of conception (POC) that can be evacuated (think vacuum hose and bowling ball). The cervix can only be dilated so much mechanically. D&E uses instruments to fragment the POC thus has no limit. ...Read more

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I have to have a dilation and curettage. What should I expect?

Mild cramping: There will be mild cramping and perhaps some residual bleeding post-op. The cervix will be open after dilation and therefore there is a slight risk for infection if there are "visitors" in the vagina during the first post-op week. It was once considered a "minor " surgery, but of course "minor surgery" is what happens to someone else. ...Read more

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What to do if I was told that I have to have a caesarean/ hysterectomy straight after the delivery?

What to do if I was told that I have to have a caesarean/ hysterectomy straight after the delivery?

Talk to your doctor: Cesarean Hysterectomy is not a routine procedure, it is performed under very select circumstances, few of these are planned, but most of these are emergency procedures ...Read more

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If I have an abnormal uterine bleeding what will i do?

If I have an abnormal uterine bleeding what will i do?

The best: Solution would be to go to your doc and consider the birth controlpillto regulate bleeding. ...Read more

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Think I may have had an early miscarriage how can I know for sure ?

Think I may have had an early miscarriage how can I know for sure ?

Obgyn evaluation: You need to see an Obgyn. If you are experiencing a miscarriage then your BHCG pregnancy hormone will be tested. A sonogram and a physical exam will most likely be done as well. If you had a positive pregnancy test followed by bleeding the prompt evaluation is warranted ...Read more

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What to do if I have a retroverted uterus, and am 6 weeks pregnant, can I have a normal delivery?

What to do if I have a retroverted uterus, and am 6 weeks pregnant, can I have a normal delivery?

Yes: Retroverted uterus just refers to the position of the uterus in the pelvis. Retroverted is tilted backwards. Anteverted is tilted forward. Both are normal! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with submucosal fibroids . Have serious bleeding and clotting. I want to know what to expect if i do not treat the fibroids.

I have been diagnosed with submucosal fibroids . Have serious bleeding and clotting. I want to know what to expect if i do not treat the fibroids.

More bleeding: is possible. Sub mucosal fibroids can be troublesome. They may bleed and cause anemia. This could require more treatment. Of course it is possible it won't do anything. That is the chance you take by not getting treatment of these fibroids. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have an incomplete circumcision?

What can I do if I have an incomplete circumcision?

Can be fixed: If it really bothers you, get it fixed. Excising the extra skin is the same as having a circumcision. ...Read more

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I have a condition called vagisms and i was wondering can that cause me to not be able to get pregnant? Will it ever go away? I was pregnant for about a month 5 yrs ago and i didn't know if having this condition had anything to do with it. I am wanting to

I have a condition called vagisms and i was wondering can that cause me to not be able to get pregnant? Will it ever go away? I was pregnant for about a month 5 yrs ago and i didn't know if having this condition had anything to do with it. I am wanting to

Frankly, : Frankly, I am confused. You listed this question under cardiology and asked about vagisms. I am assuming that this is in reference to vaginismus and i will edit this to fall under ob/ gyn and provide a response as such. Vaginismus is when there is involuntary tightness of the muscles around the vagina when intercourse is attempted. It can be very painful. Does this sound like what you were inquiring about? Primary vaginismus is when a woman has never been able to have sexual intercourse because of the severity of the muscle spasm. In some cases the woman might not be able t to insert a tampon or undergo a full pelvic examination. Secondary vaginismus is usually triggered by sometime traumatic, be it emotional or physical. Since you have been pregnant in the past, it sounds like this is secondary vaginismus. The question is more about conceiving than carrying a baby. If the penis is unable to enter the vagina, that would be an issue with becoming pregnant. Secondary vaginismus is treatable. Please talk to your doctor so that she or he can look into the cause. Then your doctor can provide you with some treatment options. If there appears to be a psychological component to vaginismus, your doctor might suggest you talk with a counselor. Be, direct with questions when you talk to your doctor; so that he or she can you give the information you need. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an enlarged thyriod with multiple nodules. What am i to expect if I have it removed?

Hypothyroidism: If it needs to be removed, have it done by a surgeon who does a lot of thyroid surgery. Complications will be less likely. The surgeon should remove all the thyroid, and you will need to take thyroid replacement, which is easy to adjust and you will feel fine. If the nodules are benign (on biopsy and ultrasound) and not too big, you may not need surgery. ...Read more

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I didn't have any symptom of endometriosis before i got pregnant then why I have tilted uterus what doc should do is it normal or will cause miscarriag?

I didn't have any symptom of endometriosis before i got pregnant then why I have tilted uterus what doc should do is it normal or will cause miscarriag?

No miscarriage: Having a tilt to one's uterus (forward, backward or midline) doesn't affect infertility or miscarriage at all. Sometimes women with retroverted uteri (tilted back), also have endometriosis. Endometriosis can cause infertility but does not increase risk for miscarriage. There's nothing to "do" about a tilted uterus, it's a normal variation. Best of luck and thank you for using healthtap! ...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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How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

How do you know you have an incompetent cervix?

Repeated losses: Repeated pregnancy losses in 2nd trimaster painless bleeding and spontaneous termination repeatedly. ...Read more

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I wanna know will i be able to get pregnant after having PID back in 2010 of october i need to know if I have blocked or damage fallopian tubes?

I wanna know will i be able to get pregnant after having PID back in 2010 of october i need to know if I have blocked or damage fallopian tubes?

PID: The most important measure you can take is to avoid recurrent pid, which is associated with a two-fold increase in infertility. Make sure your male partner uses a condom every time you have sex. Also, if you are not planning on getting pregnant, a progestin-based contraceptive may reduce the chance of getting pid again by thickening your cervical mucus. Your gyn doctor can diagnose blocked tubes. ...Read more

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