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Is os tightening required after a premature delivery, y is so?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Cervical cerclage is the medical term for the os tightening you describe.
It is controversial but most would agree that it may help some women. However the patient's specific history of cervical weakness or pregnancy loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor.

In brief: Maybe

Cervical cerclage is the medical term for the os tightening you describe.
It is controversial but most would agree that it may help some women. However the patient's specific history of cervical weakness or pregnancy loss needs to be evaluated by a doctor.
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Incompetent cervix

There are women who lose pregnancies when a weak cervix allows the fetus & support structures to "fall out"mid pregnancy.
If this occurs multiple times, one treatment that can strengthen the cervical os is a "circlage" , basically a temporary band like structure that is placed by the OB during pregnancy to be removed when delivery time approaches. Close OB followup is important.

In brief: Incompetent cervix

There are women who lose pregnancies when a weak cervix allows the fetus & support structures to "fall out"mid pregnancy.
If this occurs multiple times, one treatment that can strengthen the cervical os is a "circlage" , basically a temporary band like structure that is placed by the OB during pregnancy to be removed when delivery time approaches. Close OB followup is important.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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