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  Cervix Changes During the Menstrual Cycle - The Garden of Fertility
Her cervix is firm, her os (the opening to her cervix) is closed, and she has no cervical fluid.
Her cervix is firm, her os is closed, and her mucus is dry.
Her cervix is firm, her os is closed, and her CFF is dry.
www.gardenoffertility.com /cervix.shtml   (818 words)

  Cervix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cervix (from Latin "neck") is actually the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
In humans the cervix is associated with cervical cancer, a particular form of cancer which is detectable by cytological study of epidermal cells removed from the cervix in a process known as the pap smear.
The lymphatic drainage of the cervix is along the uterine arteries and cardinal ligaments to the parametrial, external iliac, internal iliac, obturator, and presacral lymph nodes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cervix   (675 words)

 Incompetent Cervix
The cervix is the narrow point at the base of the uterus (fig.
The exact cause of an incompetent or weakened cervix is unknown, though it is sometimes associated with a previous traumatic birth (during which the cervix was torn), a cone biopsy, or repeated or late-term abortion.
This procedure is usually done under spinal or epidural anesthesia and involves stitching the cervix closed with a strong thread for the full-term of the pregnancy.
www.umm.edu /pregnancy/specialcare/articles/cervix.html   (561 words)

 cancer of the cervix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The cervix is the opening between the vagina and the uterus.
Cancer of the cervix is a malignant tumor on the cervix.
A cone biopsy, where a portion of the center of the cervix is removed, or hysterectomy, in which the uterus is removed, may be done when cervical cancer is caught early.
www.northmemorial.com /healthencyclopedia/content/2511.asp   (1226 words)

 Cervical cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix.
Diagnosis is made by doing a biopsy of the cervix, which often involves colposcopy, or a magnified visual inspection of the cervix aided by using an acetic acid solution to produce color changes in precancerous or cancerous areas.
A Pap smear is insufficient for the diagnosis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cervical_cancer   (2110 words)

 What is cervical cancer?
The cervix is the lower portion of a women's womb or uterus.
Every month – except during pregnancy – the lining of the uterus is shed through the cervix into the vagina (menstruation).
Adenocarcinoma starts in the mucous secreting glandular tissue of the cervix and is less common.
www.cancer.ca /ccs/internet/standard/0,2939,3172_10175_275922_langId-en,00.html   (78 words)

 Cancer of Uterine Cervix, Cervical Cancer, CancerLinksUSA.com
Cancer of the cervix, a common kind of cancer in women, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the cervix.
The cervix connects the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).
Treatments for cancer of the cervix depend on the stage of the disease, the size of the tumor, and the patient's age, overall condition, and desire to have children.
www.cancerlinksusa.com /cervix/nci_patient.htm   (1422 words)

 Cervical Observation
If you were to observe the cervix after ovulation you might notice a white glob of mucus in the opening of the cervix, often referred to as a mucus plug.
Including a softening of the cervix, which, unless you are familiar with the way your cervix feels in the various phases of your normal cycle, it is unlikely that you will be able to determine the differences.
If the cervix is viewed with a speculum, when menstruation is due, if a woman is familiar with the usual changes of her normal menstrual cycle, she may be able to determine the possibility of pregnancy from the os being tightly closed rather than opening slightly to allow the menstrual blood to pass.
www.sisterzeus.com /cervob.htm   (1930 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Cervix
The cervix is the lower end of the uterus.
It is located at the top of the vagina and is about one inch long.
The cervical canal passes through the cervix, allowing the menstrual period and fetus to pass from the uterus into the vagina, and sperm to pass from the vagina into the uterus.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/002317.htm   (199 words)

 What You Need To Know about Cancer of the Cervix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is how cancer of the cervix can spread to other parts of the body, such as nearby lymph nodes, the rectum, the bladder, the bones of the spine, and the lungs.
These factors include whether the lesion is low or high grade, whether the woman wants to have children in the future, the woman's age and general health, and the preference of the woman and her doctor.
Cervix (SER-viks): The lower, narrow end of the uterus that forms a canal between the uterus and vagina.
www.mdanderson.org /focus/cervical   (7663 words)

 incompetant cervix
When this event of premature dilation and or effacement of the cervix occurs, it is presumed a consequence of weakened cervical tissue fibers and is therefore been called "The Incompetent Cervix." The incompetent cervix accounts for approximately 15 per cent of all second trimester losses.
Conization biopsy of the cervix is a procedure which is performed to diagnose and treat cancerous or pre-cancerous changes in the cervix.
Patients who have undergone multiple therapeutic abortions and dilation of the cervix are at increased risk for an incompetent cervix because the muscle and connective tissue fibers of the cervix can loose their elastic properties and remained stretched if dilation of the cervix with mechanical dilators is performed multiple times.
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 ASCCP - Practice Recommendations - Practice Management Materials
The cervix is actually the lower, narrow portion of the uterus, connected to the uterine fundus by the uterine isthmus.
In parous women, the cervix is bulkier and the external os, or lowermost opening of the cervix into the vagina, appears wider and more slit-like and gaping than in nulliparous women.
The lymphatic drainage of the cervix is complex and variable and includes the common, internal, and external iliac nodes, the obturator and parametrial nodes, and numerous other groups as well.
www.asccp.org /edu/practice/cervix/anatomy.shtml   (746 words)

 Pregnancy Today's Glossary
The amount the cervix has opened in preparation for childbirth, dilation is measured in centimeters or, less accurately, in "fingers." "Fully dilated" means you're at 10 centimeters and are ready to push.
This refers to the thinning of the cervix in preparation for birth, and is expressed in percentages.
A cervix that does not function properly during pregnancy and is likely to dilate prematurely and cause a miscarriage.
pregnancytoday.com /reference/library/glossary.htm   (3387 words)

 Incompetent Cervix | aHealthyAdvantage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A cervix (the structure at the bottom of the uterus) that is incompetent is abnormally weak, and therefore it can gradually widen during pregnancy.
Incompetent cervix is suspected when a woman has three consecutive spontaneous pregnancy losses during the second trimester (the fourth, fifth and sixth months of the pregnancy).
Because incompetent cervix is only one of several potential causes for this, the patient's past history of pregnancy losses must also be considered when making the diagnosis.
www.ahealthyadvantage.com /topic/topic100587014   (752 words)

 Health Information - Yale Medical Group
The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb) located between the bladder and the rectum.
Precancerous conditions of the cervix are identified as cells that appear to be abnormal, but are not cancerous at the present time.
If abnormal cells on the surface of the cervix spread deeper into the cervix, or to other tissues or organs, the disease is then called cervical cancer, or invasive cervical cancer.
ymghealthinfo.org /content.asp?page=P00549   (1311 words)

 ACS :: What Is Cervical Cancer?
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb).
The cervix connects the body of the uterus to the vagina (birth canal).
The part of the cervix closest to the body of the uterus is called the endocervix.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1X_What_is_cervical_cancer_8.asp   (371 words)

 NWHIC Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
cervix — the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb).
The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.
diaphragm — birth control device made of a thin flexible disk, usually made of rubber, that is designed to cover the cervix to prevent the entry of sperm during sexual intercourse.
www.4woman.gov /Glossary   (9140 words)

The cervix is the part of the uterus connected to the upper vagina.
Radical hysterectomy means that the cervix is removed by staying as far away from it and the cancer as possible.
Often when cancer of the cervix is being treated with radiation, chemotherapy is also given to increase the effects of the radiation.
www.obgyn.net /women/articles/rich/cervix.htm   (2343 words)

 Cancer of the Cervix in Reference to Circumcision and Marital History
An etiological agent for cancer of the cervix was thought to be associated with a factor related to the presence of the foreskin in males.
Further, the use of a sheath contraceptive by the marital partner, which has an effect equivalent to circumcision in that the cervix is protected from contact with smegma, was found not to be associated with rate differences for cancer of the cervix.
In the case of cancer of the cervix, on one factor has been observed to confer immunity to this disease, and, although, marked differences in rates do exist in some specialized groups of women, some common denominator must be sought.
www.cirp.org /library/disease/cancer/stern1   (1107 words)

 eMedicine - Cervix, Cancer : Article by Faysal A Saksouk, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The cervix is the most caudal and relatively narrow, cylindrical segment of the uterus that measures approximately 2-4 cm in length.
The cervix has a rich network of lymphatics that drain principally into the paracervical lymph nodes and subsequently to the hypogastric and external iliac nodes (of which the obturator nodes are the inner most component).
The intravenous injection of contrast material is particularly useful in increasing the conspicuity of the cervical tumor and in facilitating the evaluation of the parametria and the pelvic sidewalls.
www.emedicine.com /radio/topic140.htm   (9403 words)

 Incompetent cervix
An incompetent cervix is a condition that causes the opening of the lower part of the uterus (cervix) to open (dilate) too early during pregnancy.
If the cervix is incompetent, the weight of the fetus and amniotic fluid cause it to open (dilate) too early, which may cause preterm labor.
Cerclage, a procedure in which the cervix is sewn shut, has been known to allow pregnancy to continue until it is safe for the baby to be born.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/sti150823.asp   (225 words)

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