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Why Do Ob Docs Measure Cervical Length
Helps to check: Checking the cervical length give an approximation of how likely you are to still carry the pregnancy and not get close to delivery. If the cervix length is 3cm or more, there is less likely a premature delivery. But this is only a guide. If you start having strong contractions this could change quickly. Also some women go the whole pregnancy with a cervical length of 2cm. ...Read more
Cervical Insufficiency An "insufficient" cervix is a weakened cervix that predisposes a woman to mid-term miscarriage or early (premature) delivery. This has also been called cervical incompetence. If your doctor suspects an insufficient cervix, he or she may suggest an ultrasound to examine the thickness of your cervical tissue. The ultrasound may be performed when you are planning a pregnancy or are in the early stages of a pregnancy. A hysterosalpingogram, or HSG, may also help determine the appearance of the cervical canal ...Read more
I had my anatomy Scan yesterday @ 22 weeks and was told my cervix was funneling but that my cervix measured 32. Should I be worried about preterm labor? My doc said she will check cervical length again in 4 weeks. I am afraid that that is too long to wait
Its not too worrisom: Despite the funnel, a cervical length of 32 mm is still pretty long, and suggestive that your risk of preterm birth is not substantially elevated. Rechecking it in 4 weeks is reasonable but it is not a strongly dangerous finding. The most important finding is closed length, and a 32 mm length at 22 weeks is fine. ...Read more
At 30 weeks. I have a cervix length of 2.6cm. It was about 3cm at 22 weeks. Is this normal? Its closed n firm. OB checking internally weekly till term
Yes: This is normal. You will have some thinning of the cervix as you get closer to the time of delivery. It is supposed to be closed and firm at 30 weeks, but it is normal if it gets somewhat shorter. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 22 weeks preg now. My cervix length is 2.9 cm. My doc has askd me to take progesterone tablets. Should I be worried? Pls help. I'm very tensed.
My wife preg 8 wk ultrasound shows internal os is opened by 3.5mm and cervical length of aprk 3.7 CM Our doc suggest HCG in 5000 IU per wk is it safe?
I went to my doc apt and my cervix length is 3.2 and im told she is wanting some ultrasound done is this ok at 27 weeks pregnant?
37 weeks pregnant usg acc to period date 38wk. Baby head mobile cervix length 3.7 cm. Doc says this is reason to go for c sec in 38/39 week. Needed? Wait
Reason for csec?: KhU--what is the reason for the csec? Cervical length is not usually something we do cesareans for--if this is your first baby, you may not "thin out" until the very end. Now, we do not define a term pregnancy until 39 weeks. And post-term or "late" pregnancy is not until 42 weeks. I would advise waiting for now unless there are other indicators that things are wrong with the pregnancy. ...Read more
NO!: There is no data to suggest that cervical cerclage helps prolong twin or other multifetal pregnancies. Do not listen to anyone telling you otherwise - in fact seek another physician to care for your high-risk pregnancy if your current doctor has this attitude. A maternal-fetal medicine specialist is your best bet. Nothing can prevent preterm birth in twins for more than 48 hours. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to find a ob doc that would do a has anyone lost there baby with amniocentesis test 4 DNA reasons?
Amniocentesis Safety: Rate of loss from amniocentesis is often quoted anywhere between 1/300 to 1/500 and often it has to do with the reason why the amniocentesis is done...If there's suspicion for infection or a genetic problem...The fetus may already be predisposed to stillbirth which could be wrongfully blamed on the amniocentesis. More likely to get fluid leakage with amniocentesis (1%) than fetal loss. ...Read more
I'm 6months preg. And think I have a virus would it be okay to go to family doc instead of OB or should I go to OB?
Family doc: Your family doctor should be capable of handling an illness even while you are pregnant. If treatment is needed or the illness is severe it might be necessary to contact the OB. ...Read more
My ob told me its safe to check my own cervix. What should I feel for if all I can make out is swollen tissue?
Nose consistency: The cervix feels like the end of your nose when inserting a finger in the vagina. It is found in the upper part of the vagina and will cause the uterus to move when pushed side to side or forward and backward. When pregnant the cervix feels like the end of your earlobe. ...Read more
In inches how far up does your cervix go? I once had a ob small tampon get lost up their for 2 weeks then slid out on its own. Scary.
Impossible story: This is not what happened. Lost tampons are well known in medicine. They hide or get squished up under the posterior part of the cervix and get forgotten. It is impossible for a cervix to be open in any way for a tampon to get into it. ...Read more
Usually not best: If you are colonized with gbs, we usually do not "strip" membranes since this could lead to an ascending infection. The good news is that you will receive antibiotics in labor and the risk of obtaining an infection from your gbs presence is very low even with stripped membranes. The current recommendations are to not do it since there have been a few cases of sepsis implicated with this action. ...Read more
I have spotting for a week, went to OB she said my cervix is very sensitive and bleeds when touched. Will this clear up on it's own?
Maybe: Hopefully the obgyn tested for infection. Call and ask ...Read more
I went to ob yesterday and he said my cervix is inflamed thought was bacterial cervicitis how did this happen?
If I tore my cervix during aggressive sexual practice who should I see the ER or my oB and it's pretty bad been hurting for months?
6mo preg. Last U/s at 23wks showed uterine scartissue near cervix ex os+in cervix. Ob says baby will push it out of the way as she grows. Harm bub/me?
Not expected: The cervix undergoes dramatic changes during labor and delivery that often is about to change the architecture of scars and allow continued progression to normal labor, aided by the downward pressure of your baby's head. Scar tissue can also be removed in labor if needed. ...Read more
Training - Services: Fertility docs who are rei trained also provide some services that an ob/gyn doc does not (usually). For example, rei docs offer ivf, icsi, donor egg and surrogacy services that virtually no ob/gyn provides. Rei physicians spend over 90% of their time on fertility disorders unless they are university-based. Rei docs usually handle the most difficult cases too. Hope this helps. ...Read more
It's been a month since my C-section and I am having heavy bleefing again is this normal or should I call my ob doc.?
First period?: If you are bleeding 4 weeks after then this is most likely your first period coming right on time. ...Read more
Doc, ob said I need to take dophaston to ovulate until the 20th day. But im having my period yesterday. Do I need to continue taking it?
Hi! Doc, just wanna ask? Were can we find a good, friendly and affordable ob gyn doc? We are almost 6 yrs married w/my husband but still don't have baby
Where: Depending on where you live, you'll be able to find local groups. Word of mouth means a lot so ask around. ...Read more
Ob did internal to check cervix today at midday. 35wks preg. Brownish pink discharge pea size amount 8hrs later. Normal? Ob said ok unless red n lots?
Minimal concern: Any disturbance to a vascular cervix in the third trimester can lead to some bleeding. As long as the bleeding isn't bright red, enough to fill a pad, associated with pain/onctractions, or recurrent over several hours, then you'll likely be just fine. Continue to monitor your symptoms and do kick counts. Good luck! ...Read more
I have frequent vaginal discharge, ob examined cervix it was red, with discharge and foul odor, gave kanesten to apply inside did it 3 times still sam?
Doc, I have a friend of mine her problem is that they still don't have a baby, because when they do the check up at the OB and the result is that his husband has only 12million sperm cell count. Doc is that really a big problem?
Not your problem: How sympathetic you may be The couple already have enough stress due to fertility problem, it is polite to stay out, Yes under 15 million count is considered low (will be as high as 40 to 200 million) if they did count obvious under the care of experts just wish them luck ...Read more
I thought when my ob put my IUD in and said my cervix was slighlty open. I was hoping that meant im not preg. For sure? No period since 11wpp now20wpp
Please call your OB: Your OB can do a blood preg test to make sure u are not pregnant. ...Read more
My ob/gyn says everything is ok but I see light green/yellow fluid on my pants time to time. What can it be? Doc doesn't see anything worrisome.
Green yellow fluid: If you have had a gyn check and everything looks normal, then these colors are most likely due to the metabolism of very small quanties of blood, perhaps left over from your last period, due to rupture of common small cervical cysts, or due to increased bleeding with periods from fibroids. If you have had the exam, I wouldn't worry. ...Read more
3wks ago ri hosp - 1 CM dilated -soft, thin cervix. Ob sent me ma hosp due to cntx in office. Not dilated w/cervix closed tight. Why the difference?
Operator variability: Depends on who is doing the exam. The discrepancy is within the expected range. This is not an exact science. Now, if the exams were different by 3 or 4 cms., I would be concerned. ...Read more
Had cervical cryotherapy on 09/30/14. Had sex on 10/28/14, once my OB/GYN said I can resume my normal life again. It's VERY painful! What should I do?
Slower is better: Adequate sexual lubrication, prolonged (15-20 minutes) foreplay, position changes, verbal communication, massage and aromatherapy. Your cervix should be well healed by now and apparently, you did not have vaginal, only cervical surgery. Positions on your side or female on top will control depth of penetration and hopefully these hints will work. ...Read more
Doc I have visited my ob and it was find out that I have pcos, the doctor prescribed metformin as medication. Is it effective doc?
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