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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Cerclage (Definition)

If you have a history of cervical insufficiency, or if your cervix appears short on an ultrasound, you may be offered a cerclage. A cerclage is a surgical procedure that involves stitching the cervix closed with a strong thread for the full-term of the pregnancy. After having a cerclage, a woman is usually prescribed medication to prevent a surgery-related miscarriage. The stitches are removed around the ninth month of pregnancy, or sooner if labor commences, ...Read more


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Am i going to be in a lot of pain after getting my cervical cerclage done?

Am i going to be in a lot of pain after getting my cervical cerclage done?

No.: You should have no pain after the cervical cerclage is placed. Any pain thereafter would be related to the pregnancy itself and not the suture. ...Read more

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I just got a cervical cerclage and I want oral sex done. Will it effect him?

I just got a cervical cerclage and I want oral sex done. Will it effect him?

No: But you really should make sure its ok by your doctor as asex causes contractions, and if you just had this done why push your luck. ...Read more

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I'm very high risk can cerclage be done as soon as first trimester?

Yes: Cerclages are typically placed somewhere between 12 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had cerclage done at 20 weeks. What type of bed rest should I be on, strict, modified or just pelvic rest. ?

Ask your ob/gyn: Most likely pelvic rest. However this is something your doc should have discussed with you. Going on strict bedrest already is going to be a long haul and increases your risks for bloodclots. Also, you may need to work to earn a living. Discuss this with your OB and he/she can adjust this as you get further along. No intercourse! ...Read more

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20week TWIN pregnant Is it a good time to get "cervical cerclage" done to save my TWIN pregnancy ? how safe it is and what is the success rate ?

Need more info: There is no need to get a cerclage just because you have a twin pregnancy. It is recommended only if there's risk of preterm labor. There are, of course, risks to this procedure - including infection, bleeding, premature rupture of membranes, preterm labor, etc. The success rate ranges from 80-90% if done electively (not emergency). You should discuss further with your OB. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can mcdonald cerclage fail?

Yes: Transvaginal cerclages can fail for many different reasons. These types of procedures are reserved for women that have been diagnosed with cervical insufficiency. If you have experienced a pregnancy loss in the second trimester and if you have failed a transvaginal cerclage discuss with your doctor the possibiity of a pre-conceptual transabdominal cerclage (tac) for the next pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much time does the cerclage placement take?

Cerclage: The actual time to place a cerclage is short about 5-10 minutes. The time to go to the operating room, prepping the area, administering anesthesia, and recovery adds much more time to the procedure. ...Read more

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