The risks of incompetent cervix or cervix insufficiency

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The risks of incompetent cervix or cervix insufficiency

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What is incompetent cervix? How is it diagnosed? And how is it treated? Incompetent cervix, known today as cervical insufficiency, is a condition that's characterized by painless dilatation of the cervix, often followed by pre-term delivery. The condition appears to be related to and intrinsic weakness of the cervix so that it can't remain closed as it should during pregnancy. The diagnosis usually relies on exam or ultrasound, and the treatment can vary from individual to individual and may include treatment with cervical cerclage, or may include treatment with progesterone. The exact treatment that's best for you will be a decision between you and your physician.

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David Miller, MD

Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

David A. Miller, MD, is Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  He is the Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Director of the CHLA-USC Institute for Maternal Fetal Health, a unique alliance of medical leaders from Children's Hospital Los Angeles and USC, specializing in interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment of complex fetal abnormalities.  Dr. Miller graduated from USC, attended medical school at the University of Arkansas, did his internship and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and came back to USC for fellowship training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (Perinatology).  He has been a researcher, clinician and educator at USC for more than 20 years.  Dr. Miller has published extensively in the area of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and has won numerous awards and honors including Best Doctors in America from 2001-present.

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