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Cervix (Overview)

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


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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

Cervix (Overview)

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


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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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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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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?

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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How to find position of cervix?

How to find position of cervix?

Why?: Ate you doing this for ovulation? Cervical position and consistency is an unreliable method of predicting ovulation. It is also unnecessary in today's world where ovulation kits are available over the counter for those in need of ovulation prediction to assist with conception. ...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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What causes a shortened cervix?

Short cervix: The most common cause is pregnancy. It does not cause a problem otherwise. If your cervix is too thin too soon in pregnancy, you are at risk for preterm labor and will need evaluation and treatment. We usually do not know that a cervix will become too thin until it happens during pregnancy or if it happened during a previous pregnancy. ...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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Can your cervix fall out of you?

Family practice: It can protrude outside the vagina. It shouldn't completely fall out being part of your uterus. This normally wouldn't happen to a woman in your age group however. It is usually seen in someone that has had multiple pregnancies. The muscles get weak /relaxed so the uterus falls. Surgery is sometimes needed to tuck it back up. Make sure your dr is aware of it. ...Read more

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Is too much sex bad for the cervix?

Is too much sex bad for the cervix?

No: Unless you get an std or your cervix has a problem or is getting hit during the sex, or you are doing something out of the ordinary, you should be getting regular paps and stds if you are sexually active. ...Read more

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What does a normal cervix feel like?

What does a normal cervix feel like?

The end of your nose: During vaginal examination the cervix will feel firm and somewhat pliable like the end of your nose. ...Read more

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Is the cervix always open or closed?

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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Why does the cervix change position?

Part of uterus: The cervix is part of the uterus and if the angle of the uterus changes, it can change the position of cervix. ...Read more

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What are the exercise to open cervix?

What are the exercise to open cervix?

Pelvic floor: The cervix is the opening of the uterus and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Exercise will not open the uterus. Pelvic floor exercise will strengthen below the cervix. ...Read more

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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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What causes cervix to be low and soft?

Ovulation: A woman's cervix can become low and soft during the time of ovulation. A woman's cervix can become soft when she is pregnant. ...Read more

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What causes a woman's cervix to close?

What causes a woman's cervix to close?

Cervix: I assume you are talking about after birth. It is a combination of the uterus contracting, prolactin, and the lack of a baby contracting or pushing on it. ...Read more

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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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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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What is high grade cells in the cervix?

Possible cancer: High grade cells of the cervix generally refers to a potential cancer condition. You should have a pelvic exam and possibly surgery. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tilted cervix?

Depends.: A tilted cervix could just be a normal anatomical variant. Sometimes it can also be associated with endometriosis. It can also be related to the presence if large fibroids. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high cervix?

Far up: During exam.....if the cervical opening is found unusually high up......... ...Read more

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How many days does a cervix remain open?

????: U have to clarify this question, do u mean when pregnant, or post partum or when not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it normal that you can see your cervix?

No: It is not normal for a woman to be able to see her cervix without the use of a speculum. It likely means that there is significant uterine prolapse so that the cervix protrudes from the vagina. It can be corrected with surgery. ...Read more