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what is the cervix

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Uterus Opening: The cervix is the opening of the uterus, or womb, into the vagina. It can be seen during the medical pelvic exam as a circle of muscular tissue with a ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Opening to womb: It is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus (womb) where it joins with the top end of the vagina. It is the area where cells are obtained during a p ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Cervix: The cervix (from the latin cervix uteri, meaning "neck of the womb") is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
This varies: From person to person, but it is not medically significant.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Inducing labor : Medications are used to try to open the undilated cervix. There are a variety of ways to do that and you'll need to ask your doctor what the plan is.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dysplasia: or pre cancerous cells of the cervix found by Pap smear can be treated with electrocautery. Electrical arcing causes heat which destroys the superfic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Erosion: You probably mean erosion--which is a superficial ulceration or loss of the lining of the cervix. This can be caused by many things from infection, in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Viruses mostly: The uterus, or womb, has a body with a lining to accept a fertilized egg to develop in pregnancy, and a "neck" or cervix that dangles into the vagina. ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Cervix: Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition in which abnormal cell growth occurs on the surface lining of the cervix, the opening between the uteru ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on the: Cause of the trauma and the overall apearances on exam. If there is pain and bleeding you should be seen by an obgyn. In all likelhood there is no tre ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald De la Pena
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pelvic rest: Stop sex for two weeks. See a gynecologist for an evaluation of other causes of inflammation, a cervical culture, and a vaginal assessment for BV or ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Polyp or cyst: It's common for women to have nabothian cysts in or on the cervix. These are benign lesions that are part of the cervix's normal functioning. Sometim ... Read More
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