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I've undergone a laminoplasty and want to know any recovery issues?

Laminoplasty effects: Main issue is slow or incomplete recovery of previous spinal cord damage. This surgery prevents worsening, but doesn't guarantee recovery. Stiffness. Weakness or pain in the shoulder and biceps can be disabling in cases, but usually temporary. Spinal cord injury can occur after surgery in rare cases due to loss of blood supply to cord. Loss of opening created at surgery and recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


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What is the cervix?

What is the cervix?

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 pap smear to aide in screening for cervical cancer. ...Read more

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What's bulky cervix?

What's bulky cervix?

Normal variant: Depending on the number of children born via vaginal delivery a woman has, sometimes her cervix can be "bulky". Typically if a woman has never had a vaginal delivery, her cervix will be small, as it's never stretched out. Bulky is a normal variant and doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with the cervix, per se. ...Read more

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What's a cervical cap?

What's a cervical cap?

Barrier Contraceptiv: A cervical cap is a form of barrier contraception. It is filled with some spermicide and inserted over the cervix to prevent pregnancy. Modern cervical caps must be fitted by a clinician due to the wide variation in cervical size. They are not often prescribed nowadays. Cassanova is credited (?True) with inventing the cervical cap by using half of a lemon. ...Read more

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What is cervical dystonia?

What is cervical dystonia?

Cervical Dystonia?: Cervical Dystonia causes neck pain and/or neck deviation due to involuntary contraction of muscles.The Brain tells the muscle the amount of muscle tone to provide (contract or relax).We don't know how but the message gets changed by the time it gets to the muscle and the wrong action occurs.It is a problem of Sensory Motor Integration between the brain and muscle. We don't know the cause. ...Read more

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What is a cervical stitch?

What is a cervical stitch?

Cerclage: A cervical stitch is a procedure called a cerclage. A cerclage is a surgical procedure to close and support the cervix for people who have pregnancy loss in the second trimester due to a weak or incompetent cervix. Typically a "purse-string" stitch is placed around the cervix in the early second trimester to give support. The most common type is called a mcdonald cerclage. ...Read more

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How do u check ur cervix ?

How do u check ur cervix ?

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. ...Read more

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What is a cervical pillow?

Contoured: A pillow which is contoured to the neck and gives support. ...Read more

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Cervix pain inside and out?

Cervix pain inside and out?

Cervix pain: Hard to know how you are sure it's cervix pain. If it is tender to touch then an std is possible. See your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How do you feel your cervix?

Self Cervical Exam: Many women find it difficult to fell their own cervix. You simply need to gently place you finger in the vagina until you feel a firm circular area at the back of the vagina. That is the cervix. ...Read more

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What causes a tilted cervix?

Retroverted uterus: Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal variation of female anatomy, pelvic adhesion, endometriosis, fibroid uterus, bulky uterus etc. ...Read more

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Can they fix a curved cervix?

Can they fix a curved cervix?

Not needed: The cervix is part of the uterus. Most women have some natural and normal curvature to the uterus, of varying degrees - and there is no indication for, or need for, any treatment for that curvature. ...Read more

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What is cervical endometriosis?

On the Cervix: Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue that is supposed to line the inside of the uterus starts growing outside the uterus. It has been found on the ovaries and tubes, the appendix and even in the lungs. Cervical endometriosis is where it is found growing on the cervix. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to find position of cervix?

Why: The position of a cervix varies from woman to woman. The are posterior, mid and anterior positions. Training and experience will let a person to determine the position of the cervix and what that means. ...Read more

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What does a curved cervix mean?

Normal: A curved cervix probably indicates your cervix has a bend in it, either pointing to the front or the back. All of that is normal, and should not be causing any health problems. ...Read more

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Sex position for title cervix ?

Unchanged: I'm quessing that you mean tilted cervix and are trying to conceive. You can still conceive in any position and do not need to use any particular position. Sperm are very good at swimming and finding their way in if they are in the neighborhood! Hope this helps and you have a beautiful little one soon. ...Read more

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Is cervix always closed or open?

Is cervix always closed or open?

Open: The cervix is always open althnough the opening is quite narrow outside of pregnancy. It contains a mucus plug which helps prevent infection and other things from passing through but is receptive to living spermatozoa. ...Read more

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How effective is a cervical cap?

Effective: If used correctly but very few of my pts less than 1/2% use that method there are so many better methods. ...Read more