Our expert says:
An incompetent cervix is a defect in the cervix whereby it does not hold a pregnancy but dilates prematurely. The diagnosis can be made in a number of ways- 1. if there is a very suggestive history 2. if severe an internal examination may detect it 3. by measuring the cervix with ultrasound.
The incidence is less than 1%. The main complication of a stitch is infection which can result in preterm labour. The best way to make the diagnosis in this pregnancy would be to have an ultrasound to measure the cervix.
Inn terms of the hypertension, there is a chance of recurrence so you should have regular visits with your doctor.
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