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What does in mean when your cervix is incompetent?

What does in mean when your cervix is incompetent?

Not keeping closed: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (incompetent), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my cervix is low and open?

What does it mean when my cervix is low and open?

Are you pregnant?: Impossible to answer without this information.

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What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

What does it mean when your cervix is open and you're not pregnant?

Normal: The cervix is open when a woman of child bearing age is able to get pregnant. The cervix typically closes when the woman is pregnant to keep the products of conception in the uterus. ...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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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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What does it mean when the lining of the uterus is thick but your not bleeding?

What does it mean when the lining of the uterus is thick but your not bleeding?

US reading: Assuming this was from an US reading, it simply means that your uterus was measured and found to be in the "thick" classification category. As long as you are getting regular routine evaluations with your GYN dr. and getting your normal screening test done, and have no symptoms, AND assuring your GYN knows the report of the US, and is following you...then you should be fine. ...Read more

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and what does it mean when your doctor says your cervix is high? Is that abnormal ? Will that cause problems during labor?

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I'm 39 weeks pregnant and what does it mean when your doctor says your cervix is high? Is that abnormal ? Will that cause problems during labor?

Don't worry: It doesn't mean anything critical. When you go into labor your cervix will soften, move forward, become thinner and dilate. Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and the uterus lining is thin?

OB monitoring: If you are now pregnant, your OB-GYN will monitor the thickness of the endometrial lining with periodic ultrasound measurements- this may be normal for you; however, it should be checked regularly. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

What does it mean when you are pregnant and your uterus lining is thin?

Pregnancy: If you are pregnant the lining of the uterus should not be thin. It would look enlarged on early ultrasound ...Read more

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When ur uterus is low does that mean my period supposed to be here?

When ur uterus is low does that mean my period supposed to be here?

No: The position of the uterus in the pelvic cavity is not related to the timing of your cycles. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm fully thinned does that mean my cervix is ready to open?

Yes: A fully thinned cervix is a cervix that is getting "ripe" in preparation for labor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it signify when the vagina is too wide/open during sex?

What does it signify when the vagina is too wide/open during sex?

Childbirth?: It is normal for the vaginal opening to be wider after childbirth. This doesn't mean something is wrong. In places like Brazil where this is important to women, 90% of pregnancies are delivered by C/Section. There are possible surgical corrections if this is desired/important. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What does it mean when they tell u there arent enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

What does it mean when they tell u there arent enough cells in your uterus after a pap?

Most likely...: The most likely answer is that you just need to have the pap repeated. When your doctor got the sample, not enough cells may have transferred from your cervix to the brush for the lab to look at. Having the pap repeated usually resolves the issue. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have blood in your uterus ?

What exactly does it mean to have blood in your uterus ?

About to have period: You may be about to start your period. Before menopause, blood in the uterus is often normal. If you are in menopause, you need to be further evaluated by the gyn, probably an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more