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What does it mean when obgyn says you have a young cervix during colposcopy?

What does it mean when obgyn says you have a young cervix during colposcopy?

Normal cervix: The cervix will look different under colposcopy at different times in a woman's life. Before having childrn, the cervix is small and the opening is round. The glandular cells are usually close to this opening. After having a child, the cervix is more open. It is called parous or fish-mouthed. The glandular cells may extend further out. These are normal changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Major
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Obstetrics And Gynecology (Definition)

Obstetricians deal with pregnancy and helping women to have a healthy baby. Gynecology deals with women's reproduction health, so gynecologists treat reproductive health problems like irregular periods, vaginitis, abnormal pap tests. Gynecologists also help women to maintain or achieve overall health--and so address issues of ...Read more


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What does it mean if you have a palpable uterus during pregnancy?

What does it mean if you have a palpable uterus during pregnancy?

Palpable means: That it can be felt. So, the uterus is large enough that physician can feel it when examining you. ...Read more

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During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

During pregnancy, what does it mean for your cervix to be fingertip length open? Does that mean I am dialating?

Yes: That means your cervix is open about 0.5 cm . If you are having contractions and are full term you can be in early labor.If its not your first pregnancy or had kids vaginally then dilatationof cervix can be a normal finding even in early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have a mild abnormal pap smear, dr. did not give me detail he just said come back for a colposcopy. What does it mean to have a mild abnormal pap?

I have a mild abnormal pap smear, dr. did not give me detail he just said come back for a colposcopy. What does it mean to have a mild abnormal pap?

Need for examination: Colposcopy will allow the doctor to examine the cervix in more detail and s/he may take a biopsy to resolve the abnormality in the PAP test. It does not mean you have cancer, just that abnormality needs to be investigated. You are young enough that you should take HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What does it mean if cervic is close when you get smear?

What does it mean if cervic is close when you get smear?

Does not mean much: If patient is seen for bleeding problem and cervix is stenosed, it is difficult to do a endometrial biopsy. During a pregnancy, close to the delivery time, if cervix is closed woman probably will not go in to labor. On the other hand if cervix is more than than 3 cms dilated and effaced, will go in labor soon or can be induced easily. ...Read more

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Whilst having a pap test my doctor said that my cervix looks benign.does that mean my cervix is healthy or does it mean a benign cyst ect. Was there.

Whilst having a pap test my doctor said that my cervix looks benign.does that mean my cervix is healthy or does it mean a benign cyst ect. Was there.

Normal: Benign means normal. Whether referring to appearance or tissue pathology, this means Non-cancerous , not clinically concerning. If a PAP was completed the test will take a closer look at the actual cells on the surface, if this is also benign, then excellent ! ...Read more

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I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

I have an abnormal pap smear. Hpv was found at high risk. What does that mean? Do I have cervical cancer? What happens if I become pregnant?

Need for follow-up: You do not have cancer but have higher than normal risk for cancer. You should get PAP smears done yearly, more frequently if your doctor suggests. Pregnancy would be okay, but make sure that you are taking pre-natal vitamins and keep in touch with your doctor for care throughout pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had a Pap smear and doctor said it was abnormal which means I have HPV. Is this true? I don't have any warts so does this mean I have cancer?

I had a Pap smear and doctor said it was abnormal which means I have HPV. Is this true? I don't have any warts so does this mean I have cancer?

No: Cancer is highly unlikely. There are multiple strains of HPV and only a few cause cancer or warts. You should follow your doctor's advice for follow-up tests and take HPV vaccine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Had a papsmear done today and the doctor said my cervix doesn't even look like a cervix :-/ what does this mean?

Had a papsmear done today and the doctor said my cervix doesn't even look like a cervix :-/ what does this mean?

Not sure: That's an odd comment. Everyone's anatomy is unique but in general a cervix looks like a cervix. Next time you see your doctor ask what that meant. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have an enlarged uterus?

What does it mean when you have an enlarged uterus?

Big uterus: The uterus enlarges because something is in it that was not previously noticed. Pregnancy is the most common cause; benign tumors of the uterine muscle (fibroids) are found in about 25% of women of childbearing age. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

What does it mean to have a retroverted uterus?

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

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What does it mean to have an unfavorable cervix at 38 weeks?

What does it mean to have an unfavorable cervix at 38 weeks?

Cervix: The cervix will thin out and dilate as you progress through labor. Having an "unfavorable cervix" means you probably aren't dilated very much and your cervix hasn't started to thin out (efface). Give it time, your OB will monitor your cervical change as you get closer to your due date or if you start having regular contractions. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have to get the rhogam shot while pregnant? My blood type is a- &' my obgyn said i had to get it. Is there something wrong

What does it mean when you have to get the rhogam shot while pregnant? My blood type is a- &' my obgyn said i had to get it. Is there something wrong

Prevent Antibodies: "a negative" means that your body hasn't been exposed to a factor called "rh." your baby could have that factor though and if so, your body will think of that factor as foreign and create antibodies that will attack your next pregnancy if it also has that factor. Rhogam prevents these antibodies from forming by binding to the factor, hiding them, and ensuring your body doesn't create antibodies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is abnormal during pregnancy? Midwife informed me that i need to see a obgyn as soon as possible.

What does it mean when your urine is abnormal during pregnancy? Midwife informed me that i need to see a obgyn as soon as possible.

?infection or protei: Are you spilling protein in your urine? And how prgnant are you? You could have a urinary tract infection but the tone of the question sounds more worrisome to a midwife - this suggests it is proteinuria or blood in your urine - have different implications in different stages of pregnancy. In the 3rd trimester, need to r/o preeclampsia. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Crabb
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Colposcopy (Definition)

It's VERY important to get a colposcopy if your pap is abnormal. A colposcopy is a speculum exam where special stains and magnifying lenses are used to look for pre-cancers on your cervix. If there are abnormalities, your GYN will take a biopsy, which ...Read more


Cervix (Definition)

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