cervix

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The uterine cervix is the opening of the uterus into the vagina
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What is the cervix?

Opening to womb

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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.
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Dr. Jane Van Dis answered:

What's bulky cervix?

Normal variant

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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.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Why is my cervix so low?

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"Low" means different things to different people. A primary care doctor or an Ob-Gyn doctor can examine to see what the patient means by low. Plus, the doctor will ask about other symptoms with the female genitals, and will want to know if "low" is a new position, or is the way the uterus/cervix has always been.
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Dr. Ronan Monsef answered:

How do I check my cervix?

Gynecologist

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PAP smear and manual exam
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How do u check ur cervix ?

Exam

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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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How is the cervix dilated?

Contractions

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The contracting smooth muscle of the uterus applies a downward force on the opening of the fibrous tissue of the cervix causing it to expand and "dilate'.
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Dr. John Geisler answered:

Cervix pain inside and out?

Cervix pain

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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
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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

What is incompetent cervix?

Opening up too early

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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
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What causes a tilted cervix?

Retroverted uterus

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retroverted uterus can be caused by normal variation of female anatomy, pelvic adhesion, endometriosis, fibroid uterus, bulky uterus etc.
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How do you feel your cervix?

Self Cervical Exam

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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.
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