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What are the complications from a cervical cerclage?

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As with any surgery, a cervical stitch could lead to problems that may include:

Call your doctor if you see any fluid leaking from your vagina. This could mean that your water has broken too soon. Your doctor may decide to take out the cervical stitches early.

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • A tear in the cervix
  • Infection
  • Water breaking too early
  • Premature labor or birth
  • Miscarriage

From: What Is Cervical Cerclage? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cervical Cerclage,” “Pelvic Exam.”

March of Dimes: “Ultrasound During Pregnancy.”

International Anesthesia Research Society: “Cervical Cerclage: Anesthesia Management.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “Regional Anesthesia for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 20, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cervical Cerclage,” “Pelvic Exam.”

March of Dimes: “Ultrasound During Pregnancy.”

International Anesthesia Research Society: “Cervical Cerclage: Anesthesia Management.”

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine: “Regional Anesthesia for Surgery.”

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on January 20, 2018

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