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Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
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What does a curved cervix mean?

Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What does a curved cervix mean?

Normal: A curved cervix probably indicates your cervix has a bend in it, either pointing to the front or the back. All of that is normal, and should not be causing any health problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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What does it mean to have a slightly curved cervix?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Probably nothing: The uterus is composed of muscle and collagen, both are somewhat flexible. The uterus is attached inside you, but is still a bit mobile, while the cervix is somewhat fixed in place by it's attachment to the vagina. When the uterus leans forward or back (or side), then the cervix will be curved a bit. Essentially, whatever the position of the uterus and cervix inside you, it is normal for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Swor
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If your cervix is really high were you can't reach it or really low what does this mean?

Dr. Michael Swor
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If your cervix is really high were you can't reach it or really low what does this mean?

Low cervix: If the cervix is unusually low in the vaginal canal, it means prolapse or dropping of the uterus. Occasionally, this can be caused by a mass or tumor pushing it down. More often it is due to loosening or detachment of the supportive ligaments and pelvic floor tissues. ...Read more

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Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
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What does a high soft open cervix mean?

Dr. Carline Louis-Jacques
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What does a high soft open cervix mean?

Labor indicator: You didn't mention if you're pregnant or not. A high soft open cervix is how a cervix is felt prior to labor. The changes give clues to whether or not you will be able to have a baby vaginally. The cervix starts in the back of the vagina, is hard and closed. For labor to start, it moves forward, gets softer and opens. The more the changes, the better the chances for labor & vaginal birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Can they fix a curved cervix?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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What do differences in the position of the cervix mean?

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Are you pregnant? : If you are not pregnant then it means nothing. If you are pregnant it still basically means nothing although a midposition cervix occurs when people are in labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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What does it mean to have a high cervix?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Far up: During exam.....if the cervical opening is found unusually high up......... ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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What does missing component of cervix mean?

Dr. Gerard Honore
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I don't know: Where did you hear this term? Was it from a test you had? ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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What does it mean if I have a tear on cervix?

Dr. Jane van Dis
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Delivery?: It's coming for there to be a tear on the cervix after delivery, but are you speaking about a tear on the cervix when you haven't a just delivered a child? That could be due to trauma secondary to intercourse. Or it could mean the cervix is friable due to infection. An examine your doctor seems warranted. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Richards
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What does it mean when your cervix is low & hard?

Dr. Stephen Richards
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Cervix: Depends on the context. The cervix typically is said to feel like the end of your nose. When pregnant, the cervix becomes softer. The cervix (and uterus) sometimes are lower after birthing children, a condition called prolapse. ...Read more

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