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 am currently being tested for some type of hormone imbalance. I have always suffered with period related problems such as constant thrush with any change in my cycle and bleeding for to long. The blood test so far have confirmed I have a border line under active thyroid and elevated liver enzymes. I seem to be lossing a lot of my hair as well & I have gained a stone in 5 months. here are a few other things I m not sure if there are linked - night sweats / itchy-tingly nipple/ very weak and tired / mood swings / painful intercourse / vaginal dryness/breasts have grown/feeling sick/headaches. i also had a swab a few days ago as I was bleeding (and shouldn t be as the doctor has stopped my periods for 6 months) and the nurse said my cervix was bleeding and looked aggravated she seemed to think i may have a low grade infection.that might explain the low backache and period type pains I m having.I have had a laporoscopy to look for endometriosis but all was clear I was sent away and was told it would get better after a baby this was 3 years ago and since then I have had a baby and it s made everything worse. Please help

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My transvaginal ultrasound results is uterus is anteverted with smooth contour and coarse myometrial echo pattern measuring 6.8 x 4.8 x 4.2 cm ( cervix 2.9 x 2.9 x 3.1 cm)....there is minimal fluid in the cul de sac....normal uterus withh mild adenomyotic features...thin endometrium...is this normal at my age 33..i want to be pregnant again...thanks!

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Light vaginal spotting 4 weeks post lap total hysterectomy (ovaries, tubes, cervix, uterus). Was pale pink, every other day. Few drops on pantyliner. Today I saw red but scant. No foul odor, fever or cramping. Preparing for an overseas flight tomorrow. Should I be concerned?

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i have vaginal bleeding that started about three months ago and sometimes the bleeding comes out in lumps.I have stopped menstruating for over a year before this just started. PAP smear was ok. Ultra sound scan said ovaries ok.arto uterus empty and intact.no significant fluid in sac.cervix enlarged (41*35).The conclusion of the ultrasound scan is that heterogenous cervical mass and pap smear is advised. What could be my situation and what do you advise I do to treat this. Thank you

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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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