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What Does It Mean When Laceration Of Cervix
Cervix is latin for neck and may refer to many organs but it usually refers to the opening of the uterus into the vagina. Any trauma in this region including instrumentation or scoping or placement of an iud or agressive sexual practices may cause a laceration to the cervix with subsequent scarring. A pap smear is performed on the ...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
Irritation: There are tons of reasons why this may be happening. If you have an infection such as yeast, bacterial vaginosis, it's common to have some of the symptoms you are describing. If you have a vigorous (traumatic) intercourse, you may experience these issues. In case any devices were used, this may cause that, too. If you cannot identify any cause but have symptoms, you will need to be checked. ...Read more
Could be a yeast: Infection something else , please see your gyn for an exam and a culture can be done if necessary. ...Read more
Lots of stuff: See your doctor and give him/her a good history. ...Read more
US reading: Assuming this was from an US reading, it simply means that your uterus was measured and found to be in the "thick" classification category. As long as you are getting regular routine evaluations with your GYN dr. and getting your normal screening test done, and have no symptoms, AND assuring your GYN knows the report of the US, and is following you...then you should be fine. ...Read more
Red raw vagina: Often is caused by a vaginal infection, such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. With an infection there is usually itching, irritation, extra discharge and sometimes an odor. It also can be caused by an allergic or irritation reaction to something such as a soap. See a doc if you think there's an infection to make correct diagnosis. ...Read more
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