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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

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Cervix seems very sensitive during early pregnancy (4 wks). Brown spotting and bleeding after sex. Is a test of progesterone level needed?

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

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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

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

The cervix remains: closed during early pregnancy and it is located very far back in the vaginal vault. It remains hard until weeks before the delivery. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is your cervix low and open in the early stages of pregnancy?

Is your cervix low and open in the 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

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What does having a pliable cervix mean with early pregnancy?

What does having a pliable cervix mean with early pregnancy?

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

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How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

How your cervix should feel in early pregnancy?

Cervix: Cervical position is not a reliable indicator for pregnancy. After ovulation the cervix drops ; feels firm. This will be followed by the cervix rising ; becoming softer. The timing is of these changes is not consistent. ...Read more

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What does your cervix look like in early pregnancy?

What does your cervix look like in early pregnancy?

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

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

Closed : It stays closed until you are in labor. Then it opens up and closes after delivery. ...Read more

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What causes the cervix to become blue during pregnancy?

Blue cervix: It may have a bluish tint due to increased blood flow through those tissues. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Cervix (Definition)

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