a weakened cervix that is incapable of holding the fetus within the uterus for the full gestation. Sometimes a cause of late miscarriage or stillbirth.
an abnormally weak cervix, which widens prematurely during pregnancy as a result of the weight of a developing fetus; may result in a miscarriage
"Incompetent" means that the cervix is not able to function properly. It generally means that the muscles of the cervix are too weak to hold a baby in the uterus throughout pregnancy. A stitch may be placed at the opening of the cervix to keep it together.
A cervix which begins to dilate prematurely, usually in the second trimester.
(obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
a cervix that is too weak
a cervix that opens and thins before it should, usually during
a cervix that opens too early
a cervix that painlessly dilates before term
a weakened cervix that predisposes a woman to mid-term miscarriage or early (premature) delivery
A cervix that begins to dialate or open earlier than it should in pregnancy.
A cervix with the inability to remain closed throughout an entire pregnancy; a frequent cause of premature birth.
A condition in which a pregnant woman's cervix begins to dilate too soon, causing miscarriage
Cervix with the inability to remain closed throughout an entire pregnancy. This is often a cause of premature birth and miscarriage. close window
When the muscles of the cervix are too weak to hold a baby through pregnancy. A stitch may be placed at the opening of the cervix to hold it together. See cerclage.
A weakened cervix that is incapable of holding the fetus within the uterus for the full nine months. Can be a cause of late miscarriage .
A condition in which the cervix opens too early in the pregnancy which may result in mid-pregnancy miscarriage. The cause is usually previous mid-pregnancy termination or damage to the cervix during previous labor. It can be treated by suturing the cervix closed during pregnancy.
A cervix that does not function properly during pregnancy and is likely to dilate prematurely and cause a miscarriage.
A condition in which the cervix, under pressure from the growing uterus, opens too soon without contractions before a pregnancy has reached term. It can cause a miscarriage in the second trimester or preterm labor in the third. Incompetent cervix is often treated with a cerclage.
Characterized by painless dilation of the cervix in the second trimester or early in the third trimester of pregnancy, with premature expulsion of membranes though cervix and ballooning of the membranes into vagina, followed by rupture of the membrane and subsequent expulsion of the fetus.
An anatomical condition where the cervix does not stay closed under the weight of the baby and causes the baby to be born before it is ready to live outside its mom's body. Treatment is usually a cervical cerclage.