When Is An Abdominal Cerclage Recommended?
When is it necessary to perform an abdominal cerclage, rather than a vaginal cerclage?Question:
The abdominal cerclage has a variety of indications for its use but it boils down to this: The abdominal cerclage is usually used when the cervix is too short to hold a vaginal cerclage or when there have been past failed cerclages.
An abdominal cerclage is usually put in after a pregnancy has begun but can also be an interval procedure (between pregnancies). It is usually not tight enough to prevent a D&C if you miscarry.
There still can be losses -- even with an abdominal cerclage in place. Complications can result from the surgery, including a possible loss of your uterus. It is not something to enter into lightly.Answer: