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What Does A Curved Cervix Mean
Probably nothing: The uterus is composed of muscle and collagen, both are somewhat flexible. The uterus is attached inside you, but is still a bit mobile, while the cervix is somewhat fixed in place by it's attachment to the vagina. When the uterus leans forward or back (or side), then the cervix will be curved a bit. Essentially, whatever the position of the uterus and cervix inside you, it is normal for you. ...Read more
Not needed: The cervix is part of the uterus. Most women have some natural and normal curvature to the uterus, of varying degrees - and there is no indication for, or need for, any treatment for that curvature. ...Read more
Labor indicator: You didn't mention if you're pregnant or not. A high soft open cervix is how a cervix is felt prior to labor. The changes give clues to whether or not you will be able to have a baby vaginally. The cervix starts in the back of the vagina, is hard and closed. For labor to start, it moves forward, gets softer and opens. The more the changes, the better the chances for labor & vaginal birth. ...Read more
Delivery?: It's coming for there to be a tear on the cervix after delivery, but are you speaking about a tear on the cervix when you haven't a just delivered a child? That could be due to trauma secondary to intercourse. Or it could mean the cervix is friable due to infection. An examine your doctor seems warranted. ...Read more
Cervix position: Not much unless there is spying displacing it. ...Read more
Normal: Some women has it ; it is normal. ...Read more
Not much: Cervical position and consistency is subjective, variable and not particularly relevant. It varies by age, number of pregnancies and timing in the menstrual cycle. It’s not something you need to be paying attention to unless you are in labor. If you are experiencing vaginal discharge then schedule a visit for testing. ...Read more
More information: Really need more information. If the cervix is thin may have problems carrying baby to term. But need for you to tell me more ...Read more
Not significant: This is merely an anatomical description based upon a pelvic examination and has no bearing upon function or reproductive capabilities. ...Read more
Low cervix: If the cervix is unusually low in the vaginal canal, it means prolapse or dropping of the uterus. Occasionally, this can be caused by a mass or tumor pushing it down. More often it is due to loosening or detachment of the supportive ligaments and pelvic floor tissues. ...Read more
Cervix: The cervix will thin out and dilate as you progress through labor. Having an "unfavorable cervix" means you probably aren't dilated very much and your cervix hasn't started to thin out (efface). Give it time, your OB will monitor your cervical change as you get closer to your due date or if you start having regular contractions. ...Read more
It depends: If you are pregnant, cervical softening occurs as you progress through pregnancy, especially as you near delivery. If it occurs too early, your OB will watch you closely. If not pregnant, it's difficult to determine if there's any clinical significance without more information. ...Read more
How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check for funneling of membranes into cervix early on, and after 24wks, do a test called fetal fibronectin. If this is positive and you have short cervix, your risk of prematurity is much higher, and your doctor may want to implement steps to reduce risk. ...Read more
Nothing: I'm assuming you are pregnant. A cervix that is closed thick and high means you are not near delivery. Dry, I assume, refers to your membranes being intact and your "water" not broken. ...Read more
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