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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
No: The cervix is a bit shortened and the progesterone is a tool to minimize the risk of further shortening. It sounds like your doctor is on top of things and will watch you closely
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 am not aware of any benefit of HCG injections during pregnancy.
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?
Cervix normal length: Your dr. May want ultrasound if your physical exam does not match expected size when correlated with date of last menstrual period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
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