September 21, 2018

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Hi I am 19 week pregnant and through ultrasound the cervical

Patient: HiI am 19 week pregnant and through ultrasound the cervical length was found to be 3.6 cm but doctor checked it through finger and it was seen to be 2cm.Should i go for cervical surgery and doea this assure, the baby would not be premature.

 

 

Doctor: Hi,Thanks for the query.I understand your concern.By clinical examination cervical length up to internal os m ay not be measured.Cervical length measurement by transvaginal ultrasound gives a better calculation of length.If cervical length measured by TVS is more than 3cms with internal os closed, you may not need a cervical stitch.If the length is less than 3cms with internal os open, better to go for cervical stitch with your doctor’s advice.Take care.

 


 

 

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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