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What Does A Curved Cervix Mean
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
Lining of uterus: When the lining of your uterus is thick it means that either you are in the last phase of your menstrual cycle or also it can be due to pregnancy. However, medical conditions of the uterus can also resemble a thick endometrium, like endometrial hyperplasia (pre -malginancy) endometrial polyps, or uterine fibroids. ...Read more
Normal varient: Most uteri are slightly tilted forward, over the bladder. Some are in mid position, and some are tilted back. Tilted back is referred to as retroverted. It may make finding your cervix slightly more uncomfortable during a pap exam but otherwise is not a true abnormality. ...Read more
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
May need ultrasound: Why was the ct scan done? Are you having pain? Were there any abnormalities on your uterus? (fibroids maybe?) have you had any surgeries like c section? A thick cervix probably doesn't mean a lot on its own. But you may need an ultrasound depending what the ct showed. ...Read more
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
Not keeping closed: The cervix normally has a very small opening--the os--even during pregnancy. It should remain so until close to delivery at which time passage of the baby through the os is needed. Thus, close to birth time, the cervix begins to dilate from about <1cm to 10. If dilating too early (incompetent), there is risk of preterm delivery, hence concerning for incompetent cervix. Hope that helps. Good luck. ...Read more
ThLongAnTheShortOfIt: It means your uvula is elongated. The uvula is an elongated structure. But if you mean TOO long, then it might irritate your throat or cause you to gag or swallow a lot or feel like there's a goldfish in there. Sometimes it will swell from an allergy, sensitivity or irritation, but with time it will shrink back down; sometimes medication is needed; rarely, surgery. Try ice chips, then your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vulvar pigmentation: The outer labia will often appear to be darker than the rest of the body as it accumulates pigment in this location especially if you are a darker pigmented ethnicity. The vulva will also darken in cases where there is a Bartholin gland cyst/infection, hematoma(blood) with injury to the labia, and darkened vulvar hair on the labia. ...Read more
Possible obstruction: Bladder outflow obstruction from tight bladder neck, prostatic enlargement (benign or malignant, urethral valves or urethral stricture (narrowing) can all cause bladder thickening. So can voiding dysfunction (failure to relax pelvic floor muscles during voiding. Also bladder infection or neurogenic bladder dysfunction. ...Read more
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