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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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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 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 causes a shortened cervix?

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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What causes cervix to be low and soft?

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 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 kind of injury causes a tilted cervix?

What kind of injury causes a tilted cervix?

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

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What causes a tilted cervix? How can you fix it?

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

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What is the underlying cause of fluid in the cervix?

What is the underlying cause of fluid in the cervix?

Cervical fluid: Not quite sure what you mean by "fluid in the cervix", but the cervix does secrete mucous from the mucous glands in the outer layer of the cervical lining. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can masturbation cause cervix to close?

Can masturbation cause cervix to close?

No: No, masturbation will not cause your cervix to close. Only an insult to the cervix will narrow the opening, such as an injury from surgery, trauma, childbirth or infection can affect the size. ...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 can cause an inflamed cervix?

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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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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Could a tilted cervix cause sexual difficulties?

Could a tilted cervix cause sexual difficulties?

Unlikely: It's very unlikely for "tilted" cervix to cause sexual difficulties (you didn't mention what kind) since most are not aware of their cervix position & do just fine. If you're concerned, please write back w/more detail re specific sexual difficulties. Better yet, discuss your concerns w/your FamilyDoc, GYN or Planned Parenthood. While you didn't list any medications, perhaps it's a side effect. ...Read more

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Dull pain feeling in cervix. What could be cause it?

Unknown cause: This is one of those things where the MD has to see and examine the cervix and its' environs to give you an answer. ...Read more

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My cervix moved from back to forward what can cause this?

My cervix moved from back to forward what can cause this?

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. There is no reason to check cervical position unless you are actively in labor as it will not mean anything and no conclusions can be made. ...Read more

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What causes an inflamed cervix (causes, seriousness, etc)?

What causes an inflamed cervix (causes, seriousness, etc)?

Several things: An infection is the most common cause of cervicitis. This can be bacterial, fungal, or viral (the latter less likely). Inflammation can also be seen as a result of trauma, friction or perhaps even things like rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, or endometritis. A culture or pap smear may help identify the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a cervix to tilt - had two natural children - I'm 43 years old?

What would cause a cervix to tilt - had two natural children - I'm 43 years old?

Could be normal: Its not uncommon to hear to uterus is tilted backwards or forwards. What is the concern? Is there pain? ...Read more

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Can HSG procedure cause damage to my cervix?

Hsg procedure: Since hsg is an xray procedure I don't believe you have to worry about damage to your cervix. ...Read more

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Will progesterone cause cervix to stay high?

No: Progesterone does not prevent relaxation or stretching of the pelvic ligaments, or prevent the cervix from falling. In pregnant patients, one form of Progesterone is used to decrease the risk of recurrent preterm delivery but it doesn't have anything to do with how high or low the cervix is. ...Read more

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What causes squamous metaplasia in the cervix?

Cause is not importa: If you have this problem, your gynecologist will advise you what to do. It is nothing serious. Just have a follow up test (? Pap) as advised. It will probably be gone by next time. It does not get any worse. So quit worrying. ...Read more

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Will a prolapsed cervix cause abnormal bleeding?

No: Prolapse is when pelvic organs are dropping or falling from their normal position. Bleeding issues and prolapse are not related. ...Read more

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What, besides hpv, can cause a lesion on the cervix?

Herpes can.: Other sexually transmitted infections such as herpes virus can cause cervical lesions. While hpv is common, not all diseases of the cervix / vagina are related to hpv infection. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation of vaginal tissue or cervix?

Many causes...: Infections, cancers, trauma, autoimmune diseases such as lichen sclerosis, gonadal/sex hormone disorders etc...I would say that infections lead the pack here--vaginitis/vaginosis, candidiasis, and std are most common. If you are experiencing symptoms, consult doc for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does damage to the cervix cause fertility problems?

Why does damage to the cervix cause fertility problems?

Cervical mucus: When patients have traumatic procedures done on the cervix, such as a leep procedure for abnormal pap smears, it can damage the mucus glands. Cervical mucus is essential as a "conduit" for sperm to travel from the vagina to the uterus, and to "cleanse" sperm of extraneous elements like bacteria and white blood cells. Also, the mucus helps the sperm to be able to fertilize sperm. ...Read more