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Doctor insights on: Pictures Of Cervix

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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 (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...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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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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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 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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Where is my cervix?

Where is my cervix?

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

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Why is my cervix so low?

Why is my cervix so low?

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

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What does a soft cervix mean?

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

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Why is my cervix low and hard?

Cervix in pregnancy: These descriptions of your cervix after your pelvic exam mean that you are not ready for labor. The uterus is not changing in preparation for labor and delivery of your new baby. ...Read more

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What causes dysplasia of cervix?

What causes dysplasia of cervix?

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

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What can cause a swollen cervix?

Many possibilities: Trauma, infection, cancer, other forms of inflammation. Please see your ob/gyn soon. ...Read more

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What does a high soft cervix mean?

What does a high soft cervix mean?

Hmmm: I am assuming you are pregnant. That exam means you are may be quite a way from delivery. ...Read more

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What can cause an inflamed cervix?

Infection: Abnormal pap, trauma, what did the gyn say who told u your cervix was inflamed? I would do a pap and cultures. ...Read more

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Can cervix return to prepregnancy?

Can cervix return to prepregnancy?

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

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What are the tests for short cervix?

What are the tests for short cervix?

2 ways: This can be detected either by a manual exam or sonogram measurements. ...Read more

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What is cauterization of the cervix?

Dysplasia: Or pre cancerous cells of the cervix found by Pap smear can be treated with electrocautery. Electrical arcing causes heat which destroys the superficial cells of the cervix hopefully destroying the precancerous cells. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of a thin cervix?

Probably none: It is not likely that you would have any overt indication that you cervix was thin. If your concern is for an incompetent cervix, the diagnosis is not based on any subjective symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to massage my cervix?

Is it possible to massage my cervix?

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

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How should my cervix feel at 6 weeks?

U do not need to: Feel your own cervix, let your OB check it when your OB does your first prenatal and your OB can tell you if anything is wrong which it probably is not. ...Read more

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What does having a short cervix mean?

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

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How can I tell when my cervix is open?

You can't: Most women, unless the cervix has fallen down due to laxity of the ligaments in the pelvis, are not going to be able to perform an exam of the cervix to determine if it's open or not. Just not anatomically possible. ...Read more

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Can an IUD come partly out the cervix?

Yes sometimes: Sometimes it gets expelled
if it is out of cervix it has to be removed
must not stay in that situation. ...Read more

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Can corrosion of the cervix make u ill?

No: You probably are referring to erosion of the cervix - seen frequently around pregnancy, younger ages, or after cervical surgery, for example. It doesn't imply any illness or cause any significant ill effects. ...Read more

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How do I know what my cervix feels like?

Ask your md: When you see your md ask about your cervix. It is about the consistency of the tip of your nose about 2-3 inches into the vagina. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my cervix area?

Get an exam: It's highly unlikely the pain is caused by your cervix, see a gynecologist for a good exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a short cervix?

Usually none.: Short cervix is generally noted on prenatal sonogram without maternal symptoms. Vaginal Progesterone may help in some of these cases. ...Read more

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Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Wat does a polyp in ur cervix look like?

Lots of variation: Polyps can have a variable appearance. Most are red and fleshy. Do a google search with terms "cervical polyp", then limit to "images". You'll see plenty of photos. ...Read more

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My cervix is inflamed. What should I do?

STD?: Sexually transmitted disease needs to be rulled out in patients with inflamed, painful cervix. ...Read more