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Cervix Is Friable
I was just told I have a friable cervix at my yearly appointment. Is this what has been causing sex to be painful for me? Does friable cervix go away?
Unlikely: Mots commonly when a cervix is described as "friable" it is related to some external process that is causing this to occur. Nonetheless, a "friable" cervix is a description of what the doctor observes and NOT a diagnosis. If you are having painful intercourse, further evaluation is required. Some infections can cause the cervix to become "friable, " however a "friable" cervix could also be normal. ...Read more
What does a hypertrophied, hypervascular and friable cervix indicate? Can it be chronic cervicitis?
I bleed during sex. Dr says friable cervix & says "its just me". At 38? No solution? Who wants 2 have sex with someone with a pool of blood under us?
Very painful sex, periods & urination. Friable cervix that bleeds. Daily low grade fever. Normal esr. Gets better with anti-b but symptoms return. Plz help?
Pelvic Infection: The symptoms you describe suggests that you may have a partially treated vaginal and/or pelvic infection. Since any infection can affect your chances for getting pregnant in the future, I would see your doctor to get a complete evaluation to prevent any long lasting issues. ...Read more
Pap hx: normal 10/12, hrHPV+ &biopsy showed CIN1 6/13, 11/13, normal 5/14. Now 17w pregnant with frequent spotting, one OB said no need to repeat, another said I have friable cervix that requires a pap?! What is the odds of false negative and lesion progr
Light periods. Irregular cycles 19-26 days. Now heavy bleeding during sex. N.P did tests, pap, all ok. But friable cervix. No pain. She says normal?
Normal: Friable means fragile. It means your cervix was irritated by performing the pap. Totally normal finding. ...Read more
Friable mass on cervix. No hpv diagnosis. Last pap a year ago was normal. Getting a biopsy. What could the mass be?
It may be a polyp arising from the glands in the cervical canal. It is likely that the whole mass would be removed, rather than a biopsy.
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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
Retroverted uterus: Having a retroverted uterus does not cause an injury to the body. It might cause some pain during sexual relations depending on position etc. Retroverted uterus can be caused by normal pelvic variation, adehesions, endometriosis, multiple surgeries, fibroid uterus etc. ...Read more
Pregnant?: If you are pregnant and at full-term then that is certainly possible. If you are pregnant but not due to deliver yet, then please call your OB/GYN to let them know you have cervical pain. If you have discharge and fever then it could be an infection and that needs to be checked as well. If you are not pregnant then dilation is not likely and infection is much more likely. ...Read more
Probably normal.: A tilted cervix (or uterus) is just describing what the position of these organs is. It is not abnormal and does not need to be fixed. Some are tilted forward, some backward, and some right in the middle. One position is not better than the other. It is the way you were born. No worries! ...Read more
Sometimes a picture: Is worth a thousand words. Assuming you are genetically female and assuming you have had menstrual flow, then we are able to establish you have a uterus. Some females are actually genetically male, therefore don't have a uterus and don't menstruate. So assuming the former, take a look at the diagram I will post. Click on the photo to enlarge it. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: "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. ...Read more
It depends: If you are pregnant, cervical softening occurs as you progress through pregnancy, especially as you near delivery. If it occurs too early, your OB will watch you closely. If not pregnant, it's difficult to determine if there's any clinical significance without more information. ...Read more
Human Papillomavirus: The most common cause of dysplasia of the uterine cervix is human papillomavirus (hpv). There are several hundred types, but 6, 11, 16, 18, 32, and 33 are the most common. It is a pre-cursor to the development of cancer. However, with cervical cytology (pap smears), people with low grade dysplasia (lgsil) rarely progress, while patients with hgsil will have excision (cone biopsy). ...Read more
Yes, but...: Prior to pregnancy the cervix is usually small. At the end of pregnancy the cervix gets bigger, and dilates (opens) for the baby to be delivered. After delivery the cervix gets small again, but rarely gets to the same small (tiny) size of pre-pregnancy. Although it does happen sometimes that a cervix of someone who has had a child (or children) looks like they never have been pregnant. ...Read more
Massage cervix: I would have to wonder why you need to do this- its not an erotic zone. You may have difficulty doing this with your finger due to the angle and depth. I am sure you can buy devices this will do this for you. ...Read more
How short?: Short cervix only matters when it comes to pregnancy. If cervix is < than 2.5 cm long, there is increased risk of prematurity. Your OB can check for funneling of membranes into cervix early on, and after 24wks, do a test called fetal fibronectin. If this is positive and you have short cervix, your risk of prematurity is much higher, and your doctor may want to implement steps to reduce risk. ...Read more