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Cervix (Overview)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the uterus into the vagina.


Dr. Raj Syal
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What is high grade cells in the cervix?

What is high grade cells in the cervix?

Pre cancerous cells: High grade cells are precancerous cells of the cervix. This is not cancer and is very treatable. The purpose of having a pap smear is to find these cell abnormalities before they progress to cancer. ...Read more

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Cervix (Overview)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the uterus into the vagina.


Dr. John Munshower
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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What does it mean to have a slightly curved cervix?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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If your cervix is really high were you can't reach it or really low what does this mean?

If your cervix is really high were you can't reach it or really low what does this mean?

Low cervix: If the cervix is unusually low in the vaginal canal, it means prolapse or dropping of the uterus. Occasionally, this can be caused by a mass or tumor pushing it down. More often it is due to loosening or detachment of the supportive ligaments and pelvic floor tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
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What does a high soft open cervix mean?

What does a high soft open cervix mean?

Labor indicator: You didn't mention if you're pregnant or not. A high soft open cervix is how a cervix is felt prior to labor. The changes give clues to whether or not you will be able to have a baby vaginally. The cervix starts in the back of the vagina, is hard and closed. For labor to start, it moves forward, gets softer and opens. The more the changes, the better the chances for labor & vaginal birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My wife is having fully white patches in cervix?

? Candidiasis: She may be having vaginal infection. Get a thorough examination by gynecologist and also discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Matthew Wilson
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What exactly is an unfavorable cervix?

Low Bishop Score: As you get close to full term pregnancy, the cervix is assessed for 5 factors: dilation, effacement, firmness, position, and fetal station. Each factor gets scored, and the 5 are added together. 10 or better is considered favorable, and a patient has a very high chance of responding to oxytocin as an induction agent. Conservatively speaking, therefore, <10 is unfavorable. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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How is a cyct in your cervix formed and how can it be removed?

How is a cyct in your cervix formed and how can it be removed?

Nabothian cyst: They can be opened in the office, with very little discomfort, they come and go. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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I have 2 cervixes and i can't ever get off or have an orgasm, is there something wrong?

I have 2 cervixes and i can't ever get off or have an orgasm, is there something wrong?

Not related : Uterine didelphys (duplicate reproductive system) is unrelated to orgasm ability. Masturbation is helpful in learning to achieve orgasm. There are sexual therapist available for referrals as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Can you tell me, are precancerous cells on cervix serious?

Yes: precancerous cells in the cervix represent in situ cells that have not yet invaded the basement membrane to become invasive. Given time this transformation usually via the HPV virus will take place and one then has "Cancer". Precancerous lesions are treated by cryosurgery or a Cone resection where the involved portion of the cervix is wedged out. Later colposcopy and Pap should then be normal. ...Read more

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