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Myths: No. Please review your health class lessons. A fetus is not connected to its mother for about fourteen days after conception. The mother's body has no symptoms from pregnancy until this time when the fetus is big enough to be sharing blood and chemicals with her. True early pregnancy is symptom free. Monitoring the cervix is a complete waste of time and energy! ...Read more
If a woman has had HPV (cervix cancer) and has had two acid washes can she still get pregnant? 35 yr old
Treating : Treating cervical warts with acid does not affect your fertility. The only possible issue could be that it could weaken your cervix leading to incompetence during a pregnancy, meaning that your cervix may be two weak to sustain the pressure of the pregnancy and could lead to miscarriage or preterm labor. This is a small risk, but something that your ob/gyn needs to know once you find out you are pregnant. If this ever poses a threat there are treatments that can be done to get you through a pregnancy. Just know there is only a small risk of this happening, but it is always good to be informed. All the best. ...Read more
Your OB: Should have explained that to you already or to your friend or daughter if that is their problem, iot is where the cx opens up too soon anytime after 15 weeks and u can lose the pregnancy, it can be caused by previous surgery or just weak tissue of the cervix, it is the standard of care at least where I do OB that all OB pts get the length of their cx. Measured in the 2nd tri to make sure not sho. ...Read more
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
Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse(s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more
Could wearing tight pants cause the cervix to close? What non procedures reasons are there for the cervix to close? How common is this for women?
No: Slacks would have no effect. Disease, infection may cause. ...Read more