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What Do Your Cervix Feel Like In Early Stages Of Pregnancy
NO, HIGH/CLOSED: In early pregnancy the cervix is closed and 'fairly high' in the vagina unless there is 'significant pelvic relaxation' from previous vaginal deliveries. If the cervix dilates in early pregnancy, then a miscarriage may result. This problem usually occurs ~14 weeks and is referred to as 'incompetent cervix'. Because the baby is well protected, sex is ok in pregnancy unless there is a complication. ...Read more
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Slightly blue: Because of increased blood flow to the uterus in response to the pregnancy, the cervix (which is the tip of the uterus) will tend to have a slightly blue tint as well as more prominent blood vessels with a tendency to bleed slightly on contact. The changes are not distinct enough to independently confirm the pregnancy. ...Read more
What happens to your cervix in early pregnancy? How do you know what it feels like? How can you feel it? Is it closed? I just want to know
Friable?: I'm going to make a guess here: you mean "friable' not 'pliable.' Friable is a plain English word that means the cervix might bleed more easily than usual, such as during a vaginal exam, this is nearly universal in pregnancy. Pliable is like flexible, that is not used to describe a woman's cervix. ...Read more
No: No, but a positive pregnancy test is conclusive. ...Read more
Who cares: You should not be worried about cervical mucus early in pregnancy (unless u have a vaginal infection or what your cervix should feel like your doctor can worry about all of that, the main thing u want to know is the pregnancy viable and when u are in your 2nd trimester among other things does your cervix measure normal length on ultrasound, I do not rec trying to feel your cervix no point to that. ...Read more
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
Cervix pulling sensation off to right side and slight cramping. Is this a sign of early pregnancy?
Period was missed last month and have most early pregnancy symptoms including a soft and high cervix, but tested neg could I be pregnant?
Having pregnancy symptoms but 2 neg tests. Period started early and short last time, cervix has a white milky substance. Should I wait til period?
I'm in early pregnancy they told me my hCG is 46 but 3days later I started bleeding ans h g is 38 with cervix closed can my pregnancy still go further?
What does progesterone suppositories in early pregnancy? Does it makes cervix higher? And by how many times it decreases the chance of misscariage?
Briefly, what, if any, are the indications one might have an incompetent cervix prior to pregnancy? Or can any early symptoms show in 1st trimester?
Past history: One of the problems with cervical incompetence is that there are no symptoms or tests that detect it until the cervix begins to shorten. Clinical history must be the guide. Risk factors include a previous 2nd trimester loss, cervical surgery, collagen vascular disease and others. ...Read more
Low hard cervix in early pregnancy im 5 weeks with my 5 th is this normal I also have a tipped uterus?
Mild uterus prolapse: It is possible since this is the 5th pregnancy and the cervix is low and hard, that there is some uterine prolapse and the uterus is sitting lower in the pelvis than usual. A tipped back uterus often causes the cervix to be lower and easier to feel. Probably not a problem, but have your doc do an exam. ...Read more
My cervix is high soft milky and wet. The day before my period is due is this a sign of early pregnancy.
In my pregnancies, my cervix dilated early. I was put on bedrest at 30weeks the first time and then 28. Why did that happen? Is there a name for this?
Cervical insufficien: There are many thoughts to why an individual may have cervical insufficiency. The highest risk for this is reoccurance ...Read more
Is being able to feel the cervix with the middle finger a early pregnancy sign? Had sex last night and my fiance said he could feel it more than usual
Can intercourse in early high risk pregnancy (due to age and sensitive cervix) cause miscarriage?
Unlikely: Unless it is very vigorous and forceful. ...Read more
Acid reflux, semi-hardened cervix, random mild stomach pains within last month or two, could it be signs of early pregnancy?
Hard to tell: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or after 1 week after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more
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
Can a low lying placenta, possibly covering cervix be cause for spotting and pressure in vaginal area while urinating in early pregnancy?
I'm experiencing a heavy/achy pressure feeling in vagina/cervix area. Possible early pregnancy symptom?? Period is due in 12 days, on 4/26/17
Pelvic pressure: If your period is due in 12 days then that means you are right in the middle of the ovulation time or just after. It would be way too early for these symptoms to be related to being pregnant. Causes such as gas, constipation, bladder infections and vaginal infections are a few possible causes. ...Read more
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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