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What is the cervix?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Opening to womb

It is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus (womb) where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
It is the area where cells are obtained during a pap smear to aide in screening for cervical cancer.

In brief: Opening to womb

It is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus (womb) where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
It is the area where cells are obtained during a pap smear to aide in screening for cervical cancer.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Uterus Opening

The cervix is the opening of the uterus, or womb, into the vagina.
It can be seen during the medical pelvic exam as a circle of muscular tissue with a small opening. Pap smears and some std test swabs are done on the cervix. The word is latin for "neck", referring to the narrowing of the uterus as it enters the vagina.

In brief: Uterus Opening

The cervix is the opening of the uterus, or womb, into the vagina.
It can be seen during the medical pelvic exam as a circle of muscular tissue with a small opening. Pap smears and some std test swabs are done on the cervix. The word is latin for "neck", referring to the narrowing of the uterus as it enters the vagina.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Cervix

The cervix (from the latin cervix uteri, meaning "neck of the womb") is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
It is cylindrical or conical in shape and protrudes through the upper anterior vaginal wall. Approximately half its length is visible with appropriate medical equipment; the remainder lies above the vagina beyond view. The cervix has an open.

In brief: Cervix

The cervix (from the latin cervix uteri, meaning "neck of the womb") is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
It is cylindrical or conical in shape and protrudes through the upper anterior vaginal wall. Approximately half its length is visible with appropriate medical equipment; the remainder lies above the vagina beyond view. The cervix has an open.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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