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When you become pregnant does your uterus/ cervix close?
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889551 tn?1416184483
The only time a womans cervix is open is during ovulation. The rest of the time it stays closed.
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134578 tn?1642048000
Do you mean closed or entirely sealed up?  A uterus can let some bleeding out during early pregnancy, for example.  But there is a mucus plug that blocks the bottom of the cervix during pregnancy, so the uterus is closed (and mostly sealed too).
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I went to get an ultrasound done and the lady told me i wasn't pregnant because my uterus/cervix was closed and she didn't see an opening for a baby...so idk
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1194973 tn?1385503904
If you had an ultrasound and no baby was seen, you know you're not pregnant. Your other posts would have put you at 5-6 months and there is NO missing that. As said above, your uterus is closed almost all the time. Cervical position is not a strong indicator of much of anything. When pregnant it's not going to be open until you deliver, otherwise you risk losing the baby.
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Well she didn't do an ultrasound over my whole stomach she only did it on the bottom of my stomach...if im 6 months pregnant she should have done it on my stomach not my pelvic area so it is possible for her to miss it!
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1035252 tn?1427227833
Actually it's common for them to do both trans-vaginal and abdominal ultrasounds to detect or diagnose pregnancy....

if you WERE 6 months pregnant, there would be no hiding the baby on an ultrasound. top of your pelvis, belly button, ribs...it wouldn't matter where she pointed the wand at your uterus from, you would see a big ol' baby. but at 6 months the baby would still be right around and below your belly button...so your pelvic region would be an appropriate place for the ultrasound.

I'm sorry I missed your other posts - you believe you're 6 months pregnant but no tests are showing it?
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When i was pregnant with my little girl they never did an ultrasound in my pelvic area when i was 6 months pregnant...your uterus has a slight opening when you're not my pregnant...mine was closed
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1035252 tn?1427227833
Actually like the other ladies said your cervix is USUALLY closed...it's the uterus's way of keeping foreign objects and bacteria out to reduce harm or infection risks.

But as far as the ultrasound goes.....This is my 3rd child, 4th pregnancy, and every time they did ultrasounds at 6 months they may not have focused on the pelvis but you could still see a LOT when the wand was down around the pelvis. I was high risk with my pregnancies so I got a LOT of ultrasounds, and there will still be something visible down in your pelvis if you are 6 months pregnant.


Are you 6 months late for your period, is that why you believe you might be pregnant? Like I said, I've missed your other posts.
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yes i haven't had a period since febuary
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1035252 tn?1427227833
Ok, have they run any other tests besides the ultrasound and a blood pregnancy test?

While it's possible for a pregnancy to go undetected for 6 months, it's nearly impossible if the woman suspects pregnancy because of the accuracy of modern diagnostic tools.

There are a lot of reasons that your period may have stopped, and some of them may be serious...I would demand some thorough testing from my doctor so you can get an answer one way or the other.

best of luck
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no those were the only test ran
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889551 tn?1416184483
I don't see how a transvaginal ultrasound can miss a fetus that big since its used in early pregnancy where the embryo is only the size off a grain of rice. I would call your doctor back and asked for a hormone panel to see why you aren't having your cycle.
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It wasn't a transvaginal ultrasound...it was done on the outside down by the pelvic area
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1194973 tn?1385503904
Any abdominal ultrasound would see a pregnancy that far along, it doesn't matter where it was. For them to do it by your pelvic area actually sounds right. Even when I had ultrasounds done at 33 weeks they were checked down there. Baby is just only in one spot on your body. They're spread out. This is why you can feel movement down low and a foot in your ribs.
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So how do people go a whole 9 months without knowing even when having test ran...i had a friend go through the same thing as me and then she ended up going into labor.
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1194973 tn?1385503904
These are rare cases that are often due to the female in question. Most times it's because 1-The female took a pregnancy test wrong. IE used a low sensitivity test, used it with diluted urine, tested too early, etc. Sometimes a female is in such strong denial that she refuses to entertain the thought. Other times she just assumes (for whatever reason) she can't get pregnant and just doesn't test.

In some cases blood work can be wrong, but this is usually only if done too early. There are two kinds of blood tests, and one is never wrong while another can be.

Ultrasound ONLY misses a child if it's done within the first very few weeks of pregnancy. After that, it's impossible.
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5575813 tn?1452481085
Nothing is impossible!! They said the Titanic wouldn't sink, yet it did. If you believe you are pregnant, it's your body and symptoms you are experiencing, I would get a second opinion. I don't think the baby is very big yet even at 6 months. As far as I understand, the baby is only a pound or two and it is possible he/she could have moved away during the ultrasound not liking all the fuss and commotion!

I just noticed that this post was back in 2011 and now I am curious. Did you give birth to a boy or a girl?
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