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Doctor insights on: Why And When Does The Cervix Turn Blue During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

When does the cervix turn blue for pregnancy?

6-12 weeks.: The cervical softening and bluish tint of early pregnancy typically are appreciated between 6-12 weeks - by which time a pregnancy test should have been long positive. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy?

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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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? On cycle day 17 or 18

Throughout: The cervix is closed throughout pregnancy until near the time of delivery. There are no cycle days during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

When does the cervix close during pregnancy? I think I am having implantation bleeding. Please help

Closed until the end: Your cervix in normally closed. Dilatation dose not occur until contractions and labor. Opening of the cervix can happen with a miscarriage and is usually associated with pain. Any bleeding in the first trimester is considered a threatened miscarriage, if you are pregnant, call your doctor. ...Read more

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During pregnancy can a opened cervix be closed again?

Yes by cerclage: If done in time, once a cerclage has been done, it should always be repeated in future pregnancies, before the cervix opens. ...Read more

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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

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During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm. If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor.If its not your first pregnancy or had kids vaginally then dilatationof cervix can be a normal finding even in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does a doctor check cervix during pregnancy?

Pelvic exam: You doc will feel the cervix through a vaginal exam or visually through a scope. ...Read more

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Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Does bleeding during pregnancy mean the cervix is slightly open?

Vag bleeding/preg: No- could be closed or open. You need to be examined buy doc. ...Read more

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During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

During the first week or two of pregnancy, is the cervix tender (would I experience the same symptoms and sighns of ovulating) or no?

Changes in pregnancy: During the beginning of a pregnancy the uterus is undergoing significant changes. Changes do occur in the cervix related to the pregnancy. A tender cervix is not a complaint heard for expecting patients. ...Read more

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Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Why would polyps on cervix cause spotting during pregnancy if untouched by intercourse or anything else?  

Very friable: Emdocervical polyps bleed easily in pregnancy simply from the engorgement (swelling) that occurs with pregnancy. The polyp wall is thin, erodes easily, and can bleed spontaneously especially if extruding from the cervix. Better to deal with it after delivery unless it causes problems. ...Read more

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During pregnancy I had an incompetent cervix. Will that affect my experience with Paragard? What should I expect switching from Nexplanon?

Both good: Having an incompetent cervix should not impact your ability to get or tolerate an IUD. It would also not impact your ability to get Nexplanon. IUDs and Nexplanon are excellent, highly effective birth control options ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

Is evening primrose oil safe to use during late pregnancy to soften the cervix?

With caution: Evening primrose oil contains prostaglandin-6 and linoleum acid and other prostaglandin derivatives. It can interfere with the action of several drugs and is found in breast milk. You should check with your OB before using. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with incompetent cervix during my last pregnancy. I am now 7 weeks pregnant and have a small amount of boogery discharge. Is this normal?

Unrelated: An incompetent cervix rarely causes any problems before the second trimester. About 1/2 of all pregnancies have some bleeding in the first trimester. Half of these go on and have normal babies. The other half end up with miscarriages, usually because of something wrong with the baby. This is why cerclages aren't placed to treat incompetent cervix until after the ierst trimester. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

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