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When Is The Cervix Closed
No ; no: Cervix is always closed except during childbirth. Is only open enough to permit exit of menstrual fluid ;/or clots during menstruation. However these are essentially squeezed out through a cervix that is essentially closed. Cervix is also closed during ; after sex with sperm able to to penetrate because there is a minute amount of mucus in closed cervical openeing thru which sperm can pass.. ...Read more
Placenta accreta: Placenta accreta, percreta and increta are increasingly severe conditions where the placenta actually grows into the myometrium, or wall, of the uterus, making detachment at birth difficult if not impossible. Moms with this condition more often than not will require hysterectomies at the time of birth to avoid hemorrhage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Examination: The best answer for this is to have your doctor do an exam and see if your cervical os appears normal. The cervical opening is going to vary widely from person to person depending on their age and number of previous pregnancies. Any Obgyn will have the experience to visually note if yours is normal or not ...Read more
What are the reason that during dilation and curretage the cervix wont open up? Is that dangerous?
Unclear: It would be unusual for a cervix to be unable to be dilated during a d;c under anesthesia. Scarring from a prior surgical procedure or a congenital anomaly may contribute to this problem, but this is rare. If a surgeon has difficulty with the dilation it conceivably could increase risk of complications such as uterine perforation, trauma to the cervix, etc. I advise discussing w/ your gyn. ...Read more
Membranes: The amnion is the "inner" fetal membrane; it fuses to the chorion or "outer" membrane usually around the 10th week. ...Read more
Open for a time.: a miscarriage is a process where the pregnancy is unable to be maintained for a number of reasons. the uterus contracts and you feel cramping pain. If the pregnancy is farther along this can cause slight opening (dilatation) of the cervix. Most of the time if this occurs it returns to normal in the first 3-4 wks. after the miscarriage. ...Read more
Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more
Theres a tiny slit on my cervix but it feels closed unsure whether being able to feel the slit means its open or closed?
Cervical os changes: after childbirth. In women who have never had a child, the opening (os) of the cervix is round and usually very tightly closed. When a baby passes through the os and delivered vaginally, the cervical os is permanently changed, and in the shape of slit (bottom picture). If you are pregnant and have never delivered a baby vaginally, you should be checked by your doctor; otherwise, don't worry. ...Read more