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Cervix is slightly dilated. Does this mean I have an incompetent cervix?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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In brief: Not necessarily..

If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so.
If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck.

In brief: Not necessarily..

If this is your first baby/pregnancy, then it may mean so.
If second or more, slightly dilated cervix is common/normal and it likely stays that way until close to delivery time. Nevertheless, regular follow-up with your OB is strongly advised to ensure that it is so. If it dilates/opens up more too early, then it is incompetent and treatment maybe needed. Congrats on your pregnancy. Good luck.
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