Goodell's sign

In medicine, Goodell sign is an indication of pregnancy. It is a significant softening of the vaginal portion of the cervix from increased vascularization. This vascularization is a result of hypertrophy and engorgement of the vessels below the growing uterus. This sign occurs at approximately four weeks' gestation.

The sign is named after William Goodell.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit