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If cervix is closed can you still be having a miscarriage?

11 February 2010 3 Responses

A Parent asks, I am spotting light pink off and on since last thur im 7wks. Nothing showed on ultrasound today, but she said my cervix was closed which was good. I am having some cramping as well just feels like light period cramps not real heavy. Does cervix have to be open to know if your having a miscarriage?

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  • Jill said:


    Some women have a missed miscarriage, where the baby stops developing but isn’t expelled from the body. Sometimes a D&C is needed to remove it. In this case, the cervix could definitely be closed.

    But a little cramping and spotting is not very unusual for early pregnancy, so don’t assume you are losing the baby. Good luck.

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  • doodlesfl said:


    Oh I bet you’re really scared right now. I”m sorry. I’ve been through 4 miscarriages. You’ll know in the next few weeks if you are miscarrying or not. I hate that they put you through so many ultrasounds to try to prove something. If you do miscarry, you can do it on your own. I had a D&C for the first and refused to have one afterwards. I made them test my hormone levels but even after all was said and done, I lost all the breast tenderness and feeling of being pregnant. If you start to get morning sickness REJOICE! It means your body is adapting and it was just spotting. Good luck, get some rest and try not to worry.

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  • karlene c said:


    There are two ways this can happen, the first is a missed miscarriage where the baby stops growing and developing, but in most cases a D&C is required to get everything out cause the cervix will not expell the pregnancy on it’s own.

    The other is where you are in the process of miscarring you bleed and everything for a few days but the cervix stays closed up until the point where the baby is actually ready to be expelled. that is what happen to me i was spotting one day but when i went to the hospital my cervix was closed 2 days later bleeding got heavier and my cervix started to open up and within a couple of hours i had expelled everything from the pregnancy.

    If you are bleeding and havent yet seen a doctor make sure you do!! It needs to be looked at to see what is happening with your body and the baby!! I have my fingers crossed for you that everything is ok!

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