Cervix

What is Cervix?

The cervix is the inferior, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the superior 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.

Questions and answers on "Cervix"

If the cervix is closed, how do they get through to do biopsy? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Easily done

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic
I understand your anxiety about the issue
Thr Biopsy needle is very fine and thus can cross the tightly snapped (not closed) cervix.
So get it done as advised
All the best
Regards...

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Is it possible that the atypical cells of unknown significance from the vaginal swab could be due to hormonal changes or is it because of my precancer cells from the cervix even though I removed t he cervix 8 months ago.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible due to hormonal changes

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns about atypical cells.

Atypical cells after removal of cervix could be from vagina. These are possible due to hormonal changes.

I don't see any reason to worry. Wait for a month without any hormonal...

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I have a question about my cervix why is it redish purple like that

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Due to inflammation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The reddish purple tinge in the cervix is due to inflammation. It can be due to chronic cervicitis also. You need to consult your gynecologist and get a PAP smear done to find out any...

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My ultrasound results say bulky appearing cervix is aattributed to the acute anteversion of uteras, but cervical masses diffidult to rule out on imaging grounds. What does this mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
cervix

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

Cervix might have been enlarged due to various reasons like cervical fibroid, polyp, general cervical hypertrophy, cancer cervix etc...

Report says it is not possible to identify cause of cervical hypertrophy based only on...

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Uterus is bulky(94*46mm). AV Endomtrium thickness is 19.5 mm and regular throughout its length Myometrium normal. Cervix normal. An irregular iso-echoic lesion is noted coming out of external Os into the vagina(29*17) . Age 43. What does that mean?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
.? Endometrial polyp

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Greetings
I think it could be an endometrial polyp from the cavity and coming out of cervix.
I suggest you to consult a gynaecologist and get a speculam examination to confirm.In the same sitting it can be removed and an endometrial sampling...

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Hi i had brownish blood when i wiped a bit watery i went to the hospital and was told my cervix is closed i am 7 weeks but was told my sacs appears to be collapsing

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Miscarriage likely

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
Closed cervix with collapsing sac is suggestive of miscarriage, most probably a missed abortion.
I will suggest you to wait for a week and get a repeat ultrasound scan done...

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Have a odor during sex, with a brownish discharge.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
This could be due to infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing..
I understand your concern..

It sound like you have an infection or some growth in the cervix.. I would suggest to get a pelvic examination to see for cervix.. We need to see whether you have signs of...

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My daughter has HPV and her GYN found growth on her cervix so he took a biopsy and said she will need to get it frozen off. How dangerous is this procedure?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not dangerous

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concerns.

This procedure is called cryosurgery. This procedure is small and safe. There is nothing to worry about the cryosurgery.

This procedure will safely cut and remove the infected part of cervix.

Let me know if you need...

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My cervix is longer than usual. About 2 inches. I'm not pregnant to my knowledge. In fact I'm supposed to start my period in the next couple days. Is this any reason for alarm? What could cause this?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A normal variation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
The slightly longer length of cervix ix a normal physiological variation. It does not suggest any pathology nor does it predispose you to any kind of problem. There ia no need to worry....

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I am post menopausal and I have slight bleeding. I use long cotton swabs to determine the source of my bleeding. It seems to be coming from the top of the vagina - cervix. Could the swabs be causing my bleeding?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Swabs not causing bleeding

Detailed Answer:
Hello

I understand that you have postmenopausal bleeding.

Upper part of vagina and cervix bleeding means bleeding probably from erosion in cervix which is commonly seen in postmenopausal bleeding in women.

I appreciate you have tried to...

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Recent questions on  Cervix

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i first had sex when i was 22yrs and bled heavily, i was with this partner for 6mnths. I then had a one night stand with the same person 4mths after our split-unprotected and bled a little, that was fine and no pain but after started to notice little blood in my urine and sharp abdominal pains. I then went to the GUM clinic where they told me bout me having cells on the outside of my cervix (i looked this up to be cervical ectopy) and i was also treated for PID, 2 weeks later i returned and got the all clear. 2 years on n i have just had unprotected sex with a new partner, there was heavy bleeding again-he was also larger than previous partner and soreness was there the next day, I have also bled twice after having a bowel movement but the 3rd time there was nothing. i have bled from my vagina but only lasted 2 days and no bleeding in urine this time. Have i got anything to worry about? or is it due to being still quite new to sex? i am turning 25 in couple of months so i know my 1st smear will be due.plz help x

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I will be having an Minera IUD inserted tomorrow and the dr. suggested an injection of xylocain into my cervix prior to the procedure. I had a shot of this into my cervix many years ago and I felt a rush come over my whole body. It felt really awful. I m wondering if this is common, normal and if I have to have the shot in my cervix for the IUD insertion. I m worried about it. I also have PVC s that I take a 12.5 mg dose of metoprolol for each day. Does this matter?

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I had a baby March 2013 he died of chorioamnitius 26 min after birth I had an emergency c-section. I also went into Cardiac heart failure 5 days after giving birth. I seem to be fine with that but I am having Charlie horse type cramps a few times a week in my cervix or uterus area and in my upper right rib area along with horrible gas it hurts so bad that I get crippled from it then very sore after wards it also sometimes feel like I am gonna explode in my women organ area and feels like there is a baby there kicking please help me I am so scared of hospitals after everything

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Good afternoon, I had a (LAVH) Da Vinci Robotic Surgery on Monday, April 28, 2014 which included a Hysterectomy with Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy due to the presence of a fibroid tumor on my cervix in addition to a tubular cyst that was discovered during the surgery. I am 55 years old, 4 years post-menopause and have been on HRT (Estradiol patch and Prometrium) for approximately the last ten years. I am in excellent health overall with a pre-surgical height and weight of 5 8 , 139 pounds. I immediately gained 15 pounds post-surgery and am now down 10 pounds due to drinking lots of water and having my digestive system now in better working order! I still feel very bloated and am wondering if this excess weight is due to continued edema that may be present in abdominal tissues or is it due to my biological/hormonal response to the Hysterectomy? I expected my weight to be (somewhat) less after the surgery and am surprised (not to mention disappointed) that I am already faced with weight gain! Perhaps I made a mistake by even stepping on the scale in the first place at this point in time! Can you provide some reassurance that this is normal and to be expected or is this possibly due to the lack of my normal exercise routine that I have been accustomed to doing for the last five years? Thanks very much for your recommendations and professional advice.

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What should be the normal cervical length during each stage of pregnancy?

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Dear Madam/Sir My Wife is 15th week pregnant.She is getting burning sensation in eyes during morning which would be ok for rest of the day she started getting this burning sensation from past 7-8 days and she is having dry eyes . Could you please...

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Hello. I received my period on Monday evening, which typically lasts three days. I am still bleeding a lot, and have cramps, a sore lower back, as if I were in the middle of my cycle. I am worried, and feel something is off. I did have severe pain...

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