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What does it mean if my cervix starts to open before I am full term?

What does it mean if my cervix starts to open before I am full term?

Depends: Women who have had babies before often dilate before they go into labor. In first time moms early dilatation puts one at risk for early delivery, but one still may deliver at term. If the dilatation is happening after 36 weeks it is of litle concern. Dilatatation in the 24-34 weeks range is more concerning for being a precursor to preterm labor. ...Read more

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Full Term (Definition)

Full term is a condition in which a baby is delivered after reaching 37 weeks' gestation. Full term babies are presumed to be normal, compared with premature babies who can suffer from cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc..., depending on ...Read more


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My cervix was 4cm at 20 weeks and water bag broke at 21 weeks cervix was 2cm. Is it incompetent cervix? can we go full term with incompetent cervix?

My cervix was 4cm at 20 weeks and water bag broke at 21 weeks cervix was 2cm. Is it incompetent cervix? can we go full term with incompetent cervix?

Highly suggestive: Your presentation is suggestive of a loss of cervical integrity. The regression back to 2cm occurred because the bag of water broke. PPROM at 21weeks in the face of cervical dilatation, unfortunately, carries a poor prognosis. However, subsequent pregnancies can be have very favorable outcomes when treated with progesterone and/or cerclage and serial cervical ultrasounds. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my cervix is medium high slightly open and somewhat firm? With creamy discharge?

What does it mean if my cervix is medium high slightly open and somewhat firm? With creamy discharge?

Cervix: There is very little one can tell about their own cervix on exam. The mucous can be tested for its viscosity and tackiness (spinnbarrkeit), but not much else is very meaningful. ...Read more

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I am on day 23 and i had my husband check my cervix tonight and he said it was low, soft and slightly open but my mucis is watery. What does this mean?

I am on day 23 and i had my husband check my cervix tonight and he said it was low, soft and slightly open but my mucis is watery. What does this mean?

More info: You should be in luteal phase of your cycle on day 23, wherein cervical mucus is thicker. I assume you're trying to conceive. If you're having trouble, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My cervix is low and open, and I am also late on my period. What does it mean?

My cervix is low and open, and I am also late on my period. What does it mean?

Pregnancy or.....: Pregnancy may be the most common reason. Other reasons include hormone imbalances (polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disease, pituitary problems, eating disorders). Sometimes caused by stress, but don't assume that's it. The position of your cervix doesn't indicate anything in particular. See your doctor. ...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

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more