Incompetent Cervix

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Registered: 02-24-2011
Incompetent Cervix
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 11:24am

How do you know if you should be tested for incompetent cervix? Can anyone be tested? I read that it is one of the concerns during the 2T and I just want to remove as many possible problems and complications as I can to reduce my anxiety.

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Registered: 04-13-2010
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 9:57pm
They checked mine by ultrasound at 18 weeks. If you're unsure, just ask your doctor about checking it for you.

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Registered: 03-01-2009
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 8:18pm
You can certainly ask to have it done at one of your u/s, but it's generally not common practice unless there are known risks or previous experiences with IC. (At least that's how it worked at my previous dr.) I didn't start having cervix checks until after 20 weeks, and even then it was only because I'm having multiples. If you're curious, just ask. Taking a peek at your cervix during an u/s shouldn't take long.
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Registered: 03-02-2007
Mon, 09-26-2011 - 1:28pm

At my appointment last week (15 weeks) my doctor said that at my next appointment at 19 weeks, they would check my cervix on the u/s to make sure it looked good. This is basically checking for incompetent cervix, to make sure it's not shortening or funneling yet, etc.

Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we