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Why would my doctor say my cervix is incompetent?

Why would my doctor say my cervix is incompetent?

Opens up too early: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (opens up), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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If your cervix is red or irritated but doctors say theres no infection then what else could it be?.

If your cervix is red or irritated but doctors say theres no infection then what else could it be?.

Normal variation: Sometimes the cervix is red or irritated due to the normal acidic environment of the vagina. Another reason is if the cells of the lining of the cervix have grown over the outer part of the cervix. These cells are more delicate and more likely to get irritated. This is also a variation of normal. ...Read more

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wife is 38 weeks and went to doctor. After checking her cervix she says take canesten that night. Wife didn't take it at night.is this morning ok?

 wife is 38 weeks and went to doctor. After checking her cervix she says take canesten that night. Wife didn't take it at night.is this morning ok?

You're fine: Thank goodness Nature can withstand 8 hrs. of noncompliance...even though sometimes doctors might make it seem like the end of the world! LOL.....Good luck with the new one! ...Read more

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SCH above cervix and 23 weeks. Small bleed at 22. Can't find much info on them in 2nd and doctor says it's wait and see. Any insight? Very concerned

SCH above cervix and 23 weeks. Small bleed at 22. Can't find much info on them in 2nd and doctor says it's wait and see. Any insight? Very concerned

Subchorionic bleed: They are more concerning in the second trimester. If smoking stop ASAP. If using any illegal substances stop as well. Hold off on sex until it resolves. Follow the OB's directions on follow up for sure. They do happen and most resolve, but they can increase and cause an abruption and stillbirth. They are a bit more common if on a blood thinner, baby aspirin or have lupus like syndromes. ...Read more

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Why do you doctors say it's not recommended to check our own cervix but it's ok for you?They have exam gloves in Walmart, women would like to know.

Why do you doctors say it's not recommended to check our own cervix but it's ok for you?They have exam gloves in Walmart, women would like to know.

You maybe able to : Check if it's dilated but you would not be able to see and certainly need the expertise to know if you have a problem. ...Read more