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An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus. The most common site is within a fallopian tube. More rarely an embryo may implant within an ovary, in the cervix, or on the abdominal wall






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Incompetent Cervix

Alternate Names : Cervical Incompetence

Incompetent Cervix | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

An incompetent cervix is diagnosed when the woman begins to have symptoms. A physical exam by the healthcare provider will show the cervix beginning to shorten and dilate, or open. A pregnancy ultrasound, an X-ray test that uses sound waves, may also be done.


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Incompetent Cervix: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
Date Reviewed: 07/27/01



Alternate Names : Dysmenorrhea. Menstrual cramps are the pain and cramping some women experience during their monthly periods. The term dysmenorrhea usually refers to pain and cramps severe enough to prevent normal activity





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