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What is the normal maternal cervix length at 17 weeks of pregnancy ?

Hello Doctor! Im 28 yrs female, 17 weeks pregnant now. In my 12th week scan report, Cervix length is mentioned as 2.8cm. Kindly tell me it is correct in size for the time. But I heard that it should be 3-4 cm, otherwise I should take bed rest. Also heard that at the scan of 20th week, cervix length should be greater than 3cm otherwise it leads to premature delivery. Please clarify me on this. Thanks in advance.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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It should be in that range as if it comes below critical length of 2.5 then cervical incompetence will occur and high chance of miscarriage unless stitching of the cervix is done immediately. Follow up with your Doctor. If you experience any leaking from vagina you should be taken to Doctor immediately and stitching can be done. Monitor by ultrasound the length of cervix as well to prevent this.
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Fatima Clinic's  Response
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It is not below 2.5.But if you have leaking from vagina then immediately you should contact your Obstetrician .Take much care even now.
Answered: Fri, 26 Aug 2011
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