Funneling Cervix?

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    Have any of you heard of a funneling cervix and if you have what does it mean? Is it early dilation? How early in pregnancy have you saw it?
    Thanks

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    I'm in antepartum and see lots of funneling cervix cases, sometimes as early as 18 weeks (yes we do get 18 week admits). We generally consider a funneled cervix to be an indicator of an incompetant cervix, and frequently the woman will get a cerclage and bedrest.

    Have you been diagnosed with a funneled cervix, and if so, how
    many weeks are you?

    On a personal note, I had a funneled cervix at 18 weeks that very quickly allowed my membranes to hourglass, and so was unable to get a cerclage. I was hospitalized for many weeks and had a premature delivery.
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    TEXAGIN ,
    I Pm'd you. Thanks
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    I PM'd back.
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    I just saw your post & it sure caught my attention.
    I had my funneled cervix discovered at my 16 wk u/s.
    I was immediately put on strict bedrest w/ every other day u/s checks. My mucus plug came out soon after that, a few weeks later in fact & our baby boy did not make it.

    Please stay on bedrest. Not everyone can get a cerclage if the funneling is severe & the leftover length is too short, like in my case. My length was only 1cm at the end.

    Take care,
    Lisa
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    Funneling or becking of the cervix can only be seen on ultrasound. Its a thinning of the cervix from the uterine side. Its the beginning of dilation before it can be felt with a vag exam. As someone else said if its seen before term it can be a sign of incompetent cervix


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