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how do u check ur cervix ?

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Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
You can't: Requires a physician with a speculum.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Exam: The cervix is evaluated by your physician. There is two parts to the exam: 1. Bi manual and two speculum. The speculum is a beak shaped instrument placed in your vagina and allows the physician to see the cervix. The exam consists of the physician placing an exam finger on your cervix and then feeling the top of your uterus and ovaries through your abdomen.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to have a slightly curved cervix?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Probably nothing: The uterus is composed of muscle and collagen, both are somewhat flexible. The uterus is attached inside you, but is still a bit mobile, while the cervix is somewhat fixed in place by it's attachment to the vagina. When the uterus leans forward or back (or side), then the cervix will be curved a bit. Essentially, whatever the position of the uterus and cervix inside you, it is normal for you.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

The doctor told my friend that her cervics is tilted. Is that fatal?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
No: Just like some people are left handed and most are right, some women have a tilted uterus (or cervix). It's all normal variations.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Why would my doctor say my cervix is incompetent?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Opens up too early: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (opens up), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What does in mean when your cervix is incompetent?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Not keeping closed: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (incompetent), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it dangerous to get my cervix cauterized?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: When it is done by a capable ob-gyn or other md, no.

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