Incompetent cervix Treatment in Hyderabad


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An incompetent cervix, also called cervical failure, occurs when weakness in the cervical tissue causes or contributes to premature birth or the loss of an otherwise healthy pregnancy.

Before pregnancy, your cervix – the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina – is usually closed and tight. As pregnancy progresses and you prepare for childbirth, the cervix gradually softens, decreases (clears) and opens (widens). If you have an incompetent cervix, your cervix may begin to open too soon, so you will have to give birth too soon.


If you have an incompetent cervix, you may not have any signs or symptoms during early pregnancy. Some women experience mild discomfort or spots for several days or weeks between the 14th and 20th week of pregnancy.

Look out for:

Risk factors

Many women have no known risk factor. Risk factors for cervical insufficiency include:


An incompetent cervix carries risks to your pregnancy – especially in the second trimester – including:


You can’t prevent an incompetent cervix, but there is a lot you can do to promote a healthy full-time pregnancy. For example:

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