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Forum Name: Gynecology

Question: Determine if a birth has taken place


 nasreene - Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:26 am

How is it determined if a woman had a birth, say 10 years ago? How safe, accurate and reliable is the procedure?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:09 am

User avatar Hi Nasreene,

On examination, often following birth the opening of the cervix (the os) typically will take on a more elongated shape rather than a small circular shape. Also, the uterus typically remains larger after pregnancy than a pre-pregnancy size.

I suspect these are not likely to be 100% accurate however.

Best wishes.

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