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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
During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?
?: You need to provide more information because what you asking doesn't make medical sense. ...Read more
Not pregnant: It means you are not pregnant but presumably trying. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
What type of discharge do you get when the egg is fertilized what happens to the cervix? Does it close up or does it stay open?
Fertilization: Discharge can vary but the cervix should be closed during this time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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