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Doctor insights on: Size Of Cervix Opening

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Does cervix opening size determine time of delivery?

Does cervix opening size determine time of delivery?

Your OB: Should have already explained that to you! You cannot have a vaginal delivery until your cervix is completely dilated which is 10 cm, the more the cervix is thinned out and dilated when you start either in labor or with an induction, if evrything goes normally, the sonner u deliver. ...Read more

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


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How big is a cervix opening in a women that never had kids? How big is the Saline ultrasound catheter? Will it be the same size as my cervix?

How big is a cervix opening in a women that never had kids? How big is the Saline ultrasound catheter? Will it be the same size as my cervix?

Cervix: The cervix is pinhole sized, but stretches up to 4 inches or more during childbirth. A transvaginal catheter would not be oriented into the cervix. ...Read more

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My cervix is sometimes really low, like 4ish CM from the opening the highest I've felt it is like 2/3inches is this normal? No other symptoms

My cervix is sometimes really low, like 4ish CM from the opening the highest I've felt it is like 2/3inches is this normal? No other symptoms

GYN evaluation: Only a healthcare provider with training and experience in Gynecology is able to properly evaluate your pelvic structure and manage any abnormal findings. A good start will be to discuss your concerns with your primary care provider or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the reason for my cervix to be so close to my vaginal opening?

What is the reason for my cervix to be so close to my vaginal opening?

Prolapse: Pelvic prolapse is due to a stretching of the ligaments that support the uterus, this causes the uterus and cervix to push out towards the vaginal opening. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hard bump on my cervix right near the opening.

I have a tiny hard bump on my cervix right near the opening.

May be normal: Most likely this is a Nabothian Cyst, a mucous filled cyst that can travel down from the upper cervix to the surface in young women. However, you should see your doctor for a pap smear and visual inspection of the cervix to be sure and alleviate any anxiety you may be having regarding this finding. ...Read more

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Would it be abnormal that my cervix is almost right at my vaginal opening?

No -but it happens: It sounds like you have a condition of prolapse of the uterus. The ligaments that hold the uterus become weakened and stretched and the cervix & uterus can become displaced much lower in the vagina. If it causes pain or problems for you, there are treatments (typically surgery or pessaries) that may be able to help. ...Read more

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What should the opening of my cervix feel like. Mine is striated with a circle of assorted elevations. Is this normal?

Yes normal: Every woman is a bit different. Assorted elevations can be the normal glands of the cervix. Next time you have an exam, the doctor can explain more. In my office, we keep a mirror handy to explain normal anatomy to women in our care. ...Read more

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What should the opening of my cervix feel like? Mine is striated with a circle of assorted elevations that form a circle. Is this normal?

Varies widely: The cervix will vary a lot from person to person just like your nose, ears and any other body part. No two will look or feel exactly the same. It is great that you are interested in knowing your body. Next time you schedule a visit ask your doctor to walk you through in detail what they feel and see so you can learn even more. ...Read more

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Help I just noticed today that I have a small very little bump near the opening part of my cervix, it's painless and didn't give me any discomfort?

Bumps on cervix: Nabothian cysts are small painless harmless bumps on the cervix. Other abnormalities include polyps or tumors or inflammation from herpes (this can be painless if it is only on the cervix). Your doctor will visualize this when doing a PAP smear. ...Read more

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My husband says the top part of my cervix has a piece of skin hanging down over the opening! He says you can slightly move the skin to see the opening?

Seriously?: How is your husband seeing your cervix: it is an internal pelvic organ. Does he have a speculum or an endoscope? He cannot see it any better than he can see your vocal chords. ...Read more

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I found a small soft lump on the opening of my cervix?

See your provider: I would suggest going to your primary provider or gynecologist for an evaluation. This can be a number of things but would require an exam to determine exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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How deep is the vagina from the opening to the cervix opening? Just the average.

How deep is the vagina from the opening to the cervix opening? Just the average.

3-4 inches: The average vagina is 3-4 inches long. The vagina can expand by 200% when sexually aroused, kind of like a balloon.
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I found a hard lump on my cervix, it feels as if its the size of a dime, should I be worry?

I found a hard lump on my cervix, it feels as if its the size of a dime, should I be worry?

Needs examination: How did you find the lump? Could it be the feel of normal cervix? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump to the left of my cervix what could it be?

Nabothian cyst: This is a very common finding. Most gynecologists have seen hundreds of these in their careers. The cervix is covered with glands and sometimes the pore gets blocked forming a small cyst. They are not serious and nothing needs to be done. Very rarely they can get big enough to require drainage but this is very rare. ...Read more

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I want to check my cervix for opening and dilation how do I on my own?!

R u serious: What your asking doesn't make sense. If your pregnant and worried about cervical dilation you need to see your ob. :) ...Read more

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What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

What month does cervix start to opening at in pregnancy?

No specific month: Except for the 9th month of pregnancy, there is no predictable month that the cervix starts to open. However, if the cervix is dilated more than 2 cms, especially if it's also thinning out and the fetus's head can be easily felt on internal exam, it suggests that labor is imminent. If you are less than 37 weeks along, then your OB should take appropriate actions to forestall premature labor. ...Read more

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When will my cervix start to opening I'm 7 months pregnant?

When will my cervix start to opening I'm 7 months pregnant?

By...: Usually by the end of your pregnancy, before that then it might be a sign of premature labor. Sometimes it can be normal to have a slight dilatation (1 cm) but should not be more than that if you are not going through your term period (last three weeks) of pregnancy yet. ...Read more

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I tried to check my CM & felt a small very soft sac at the opening of my cervix. Could I be pregnant??

I tried to check my CM & felt a small very soft sac at the opening of my cervix. Could I be pregnant??

You tell us: Nothing in your story is how pregnancy is detected or diagnosed. Have you missed a period? Were you sexually active during the most recent ovulation? Have you done a home pregnancy test? ...Read more

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Should I be worried about feeling two small hard pea sized lumps on my cervix? What is it and what should I do?

See your doctor: How did you find out about the lumps? There are likely to be small cysts on the cervix and likely to be harmless. However, you should mention this to your doctor at your next visit. ...Read more

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I have two small hard lumps right on the entrance of my cervix, they vary in size from a pea to a grain of sand. What could this be?

I have two small hard lumps right on the entrance of my cervix, they vary in size from a pea to a grain of sand. What could this be?

I presume u had: Discussed this issue with ur gyn. It could be a cyst, polyp or tumor. A biopsy may be in order to confirm diagnosis. God bless u! http://www. Patient. Co.Uk/doctor/uterine-cervix-and-common-cervical-abnormalities. Htm. ...Read more

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I have had quite a large piece of my cervix removed during a cone biopsy. Will the hole grow back to normal size or will it stay the same?

I have had quite a large piece of my cervix removed during a cone biopsy. Will the hole grow back to normal size or will it stay the same?

Cervical composition: The cervix is made up of fibrous tissue that generally does not regenerate. Once the cone biopsy removed that tissue the opening to the cervix will still be intact. However, studies have shown that with future pregnancies, premature delivery and miscarriages are a greater risk in extensive cone biopsies. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a flap of tissue hanging out of your cervix opening? Polyp pics look more like bumps, this is more like a 'tenticle'

Well, no...: To begin, it's not possible to see one's own cervix unless perhaps a photograph has been provided to you from an exam. It's understandable to confuse the cervix with the vaginal opening or labia minora. Regardless, most growths on a cervix should be removed and examined once identified. So the short answer is no, this should be examined by a doctor who can perform colposcopy/biopsy if needed. ...Read more

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11month old baby girl, I found a red dot in the opening of her cervix. What is this?

11month old baby girl, I found a red dot in the opening of her cervix. What is this?

Odd comment: Even with the special tools I have available, I have never looked for or seen the cervix in an 11 mo. I can't thing of a reason I would ever want to look for it. Perhaps your terminology is a bit off. ...Read more

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If an IUD at the opening of the cervix, can an STI still get into the cervix?

If an IUD at the opening of the cervix, can an STI still get into the cervix?

Which opening?: Are you talking about the internal or external cervical os? F you just feel the string, you are OK. If you feel more than the string, the IUD is malpositioned. You should not feel the hub at the external os ("opening"). It is no longer trustworthy, and may require removal/replacement. Use another form of birth control until otherwise instructed by your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I can feel the tip of my paragard at the opening of my cervix. Should I go to ER?

Paragard protruding: Your body may be trying to expel the paragard. You should call your doctor to report this and see what to do about the situation. ...Read more

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38weeks pregnant notices white milky discharge is that any sign of cervix opening?

38weeks pregnant notices white milky discharge is that any sign of cervix opening?

Copious cervical: Discharge- is common b efore actual labor begins; hoever, if itching or bleeding- consult your OB-GYN. ...Read more

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I touched my cervix, trying to feel it bc lately I felt 2 smll bumps near its opening. Then bright red blood came out. Bt only minimal. WHY??

I touched my cervix, trying to feel it bc lately I felt 2 smll bumps near its opening. Then bright red blood came out. Bt only minimal. WHY??

Not sure: It is in not clear in the history of what you have given as to why. You need to see someone who is aware of what they are looking at and appropriate equipment. See your doctor and get a dx if there is anything abnormal. May have just have been irritation after excoriating something.
Best wishes. ...Read more