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When Is The Correct Time To Remove Stitches After Getting A Cervical Cerclage?

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Posted on Mon, 17 Oct 2016
Question: My wife had a cervical cerclage in 5th month. Currently she is in week 30. What is the right time for removing the stich in cervix?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
At 34 weeks

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.
Correct timing of the removal of the cervical stitch is 34 weeks, if there are no signs of preterm labour.
If there is any emergency like preterm labour or premature rupture of membranes, then the cervical stitch should be removed irrespective of the gestational age.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
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When Is The Correct Time To Remove Stitches After Getting A Cervical Cerclage?

Brief Answer: At 34 weeks Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Correct timing of the removal of the cervical stitch is 34 weeks, if there are no signs of preterm labour. If there is any emergency like preterm labour or premature rupture of membranes, then the cervical stitch should be removed irrespective of the gestational age. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN