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I am 25 years of age. And up until my last gyno appt, she told me my cervix is tilted. And hasn't been and just tilted recently. Why is that?

I am 25 years of age. And up until my last gyno appt, she told me my cervix is tilted. And hasn't been and just tilted recently. Why is that?

Retro verted uterus: The uterus is not going to tilt overnight. It probably was like that the previous years also, but it was not mentioned.
Also, it could have been some changes as you grow older and part of the molding with growing. ...Read more

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The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more


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Hi, I am Parveen Kawsar. My age is 59. I have tested my Pelvis & found Cervix is hypertrophied(31.2ml), MCC-493ml & PRV-39ml?

Hi, I am Parveen Kawsar. My age is 59. I have tested my Pelvis & found Cervix is hypertrophied(31.2ml), MCC-493ml & PRV-39ml?

Gynecologist: As it turns out the best doctor for your complaint is going to be your Gynecologist or primary doctor. Depending on your medical history and findings they can explain why your cervix is enlarged and if they need to do a biopsy or procedure called Colposcopy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a high, soft cervix for nearly 4 weeks. Age 37 — this has never happened before. Not pregnant, no pain or bleeding. What could be causing it?

Had a high, soft cervix for nearly 4 weeks. Age 37 — this has never happened before. Not pregnant, no pain or bleeding. What could be causing it?

Pap smear: Cervical position and consistency rarely matters except when you are in labor. There is no need to check it otherwise as it will not reliably indicate much of anything useful. Make sure you Pap smear is up to date. If still concerned have an obgyn take a look. ...Read more

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What age group has the highest probability of developing invasive cervical cancer (uterine cervix)?

What age group has the highest probability of developing invasive cervical cancer (uterine cervix)?

Late 40's in US.: The mean age at diagnosis of cervical cancer in the United States from 2000 to 2004 was 48 years. Only 5.7 percent of cases were diagnosed in women age 85 years or older. From 2000 to 2004, the United States age-adjusted incidence of cervical cancer in girls under-age 20 was 0.1 per 100, 000, rising to 1.5 per 100, 000 in women age 20 to 24 years, and then ranging from 11.0 to 15.8 per 100, 000 for w. ...Read more

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Why an open cervix during onset of menopause and is this causing constant bleeding? Have had a biopsy, blood work, ultrasound, and cryoblasion. Test results all fine, cryo not successful. Age 50 5'6" 122lbs

Why an open cervix during onset of menopause and is this causing constant bleeding? Have had a biopsy, blood work, ultrasound, and cryoblasion.  Test results all fine, cryo not successful.
Age 50
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122lbs

The : The cervix can remain open before an after menopause, although typically it will be slightly open and even appear closed to the naked eye. The cervix being open does not cause constant bleeding, it merely is a portal so to speak for the blood to come out. The bleeding is likely coming from your uterus. Was the biopsy an endometrial biopsy, which is a biopsy of the lining of your uterus? Have you had a ct scan of your abdomen and pelvis? Typically, when a woman is having constant vaginal bleeding and is peri or post menopausal then a hysterectomy may be an option. Did your doctor discuss this with you? Also are you anemic due to all the bleeding? If you are unsure, make sure you are tested right away.
Please don't hesitate to submit further information. ...Read more

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Will undergoing stitches for my cervix under general anesthesia affect my twin fetuses? Is it safe? I am aged 42, 16w2d pregnant. What is the ideal week?

Will undergoing stitches for my cervix under general anesthesia affect my twin fetuses? Is it safe? I am aged 42, 16w2d pregnant. What is the ideal week?

Ideally in 2nd 3mths: When the likelihood of spontaneous miscarriage is almost nonexistent. The indication is usually recurrant loss or evidence of shortening of the cervix as evidenced on serial sonograms. Prolapse of the membranes beyond the internal os is certainly a sign of impending early labor/ contractions. ...Read more

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Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Can a very low calorie diet followed by amenorrhea for 8 months at an age of 14 cause incompetent cervix or/and infertility?

Amenorrhea/fertility: Amenorrhea can cause infertility at any stage of your reproductive life except if pregnant. Amenorrhea from eating disorders are usually the cause. There is no connection between incompetent cervix and age 14 amenorrhea. ...Read more

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My baby due on 2nd July. 1st pregnancy age 27 yrs. Doc says cervix is closed n baby head not fixed in pelvis so need c section normal not possi?advice

My baby due on 2nd July. 1st pregnancy age 27 yrs. Doc says cervix is closed n baby head not fixed in pelvis so need c section normal not possi?advice

Well: Your doctor could use a cervical ripening agent or at least attempt labor induction. You may want to ask if your doctor thinks your pelvis is too small for your baby though ...Read more

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Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Is a red colored cervix normal? Female age 22, negative for STDs (Had chlaymdia in past but was treated), normal pap, taking birth control pills.

Red cervix: Hi HaleyS, a red cervix can be normal. It is not normal if it is associated with swelling or pain. A normal pap, normal std tests, and normal pelvic exam by your doctor should be reassuring. If you have pain(abdominal or pelvic), fevers, or malodorous discharge, see your doctor immediately. Hope that's helpful. ...Read more

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I have needle like pain in cervix with cramp and heavy flow on period. Like smear test discomfort. BG of PCOS and para 1. Age 37. New symptom. Thx.

I have needle like pain in cervix with cramp and heavy flow on period. Like smear test discomfort. BG of PCOS and para 1. Age 37. New symptom. Thx.

Hard to say: It is hard to pinpoint the cause of pain in an individual. Pain down in the cervix could be a lot of things — infections, cramping from bleeding, bladder infections and others. An Obgyn visit is the next step to begin the evaluation. ...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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How can you explain the feeling of a close or open cervix?

How can you explain the feeling of a close or open cervix?

You can't actually: You will not be able to tell if your cervix is dilating or not unless you have an examination by an MD. If you happen to know what your cervix feels like due to masturbation, you might be able to feel that your cervix is softer and the cervical os is wider (the little hole is bigger), but it takes med students quite a while to learn, and I wouldn't recommend you check yourself, anyway ...Read more

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What causes the cervix to close up tightly in perimenopausel women?

What causes the cervix to close up tightly in perimenopausel women?

Cervical stenosis: Is the medical term for the cervix to be tightly closed in any woman. It is more common in women who have not had kids, or in peri or postmenopausal women and often related to decrease in estrogen or, on occasion, scarring from previous deliveries or procedures ...Read more

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My cervix is high soft close what do it mean?

My cervix is high soft close what do it mean?

Cervical checking: Is not helpful. I know its all over the internet now, but it's complete nonsense. I recommend against it because it doesn't tell you anything reliable and can cause bleeding. ...Read more

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How long after conception does your cervix close?

It doesn't clinicall: It doesn't completely close at any time. If you mean how soon after can you "feel" it changing, I'd caution you that's extremely subjective. I'm afraid there's no way you can tell if you conceived by checking yoru cervix. ...Read more

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How long after implantation does the cervix close?

Doesnt close: The cervix produces cervical mucus in response to Progesterone and Progesterone comes from an ovulating egg. ...Read more

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If i have a close cervix can i still be sexual active?

If i have a close cervix can i still be sexual active?

Ok for sex: At the age of 56, even if you had an open cervix, even if you had no cervix, you would still be ok to have sex. The important thing would be to make sure that you do not have any irregular vaginal bleeding, are up to date on your pap smears, and are not suffering from vaginal dryness or atrophy. Use lube if you need to and condoms if with a new partner. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your cervix to close up after having a baby?

How long does it take for your cervix to close up after having a baby?

Weeks: After having a vaginal delivery it will take weeks before the cervix restitutes to its normal size/shape.
By convention, most obstetricians tell their patients to refrain from any tub baths, intercourse or swimming for four to six weeks after delivering--all in order to avoid infection--for just this reason. ...Read more

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Why would a cervix be slighlty open? Does your cervix close directly after conception?

Depends: Several factors come to play........ How far from vag. Delivery/ procedures like d & e, iud, some have congenital open cervix (incompetent). Consult pmd. ...Read more

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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 aid 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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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 a 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?

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