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What happens to me after undergoing a cervical cerclage?

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Your doctor may do another ultrasound to check your baby. You may have symptoms for a few days after the surgery. These could include:

You can take acetaminophen for pain.

  • Blood spots on your underwear
  • Cramps
  • Pain when you pee

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 Hansa D. Bhargava on September 17, 2020

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 Hansa D. Bhargava on September 17, 2020

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