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Hegar's Sign

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Hegar's Sign

  • Indication
  1. Diagnosis of early pregnancy
  • Physiology
  1. Occurs during first trimester of pregnancy
  2. Softening of Uterus at junction with Cervix (isthmus)
  • Signs
  1. Softened lower uterine segment on bimanual exam
    1. Cervix may seem to separate from fundus
  2. Contrast with firmness of uterine fundus