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Cervical length is 2.8 cm during 22 weeks of pregnancy

Hi My age is 29Y and weight is 72.2 Kg. I am 22 weeks pregnant and in latest USG, my cervical length is 2.8 cm. Is it a cause of worry?
Mon, 8 Aug 2011
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Hi Shallu,

Welcome to HCM.
Was the cervical length assessment done transvaginally? If yes, then it is significant and indicates possibility of developing cervical incompetence.
If the length was measured trans-abdominally, then the chances of that reading being wrong is very high, because depending on the fullness of the bladder the measurements vary and are unreliable. In such case a repeat assessment by an expert sonologist, by transvaginal route is advisable.
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