What is Cervix

Cervix – The neck of the UTERUS, a thick cuff of muscular tissue about one inch in length that joins the VAGINA to the uterus. A narrow channel through the cervix, the cervical canal, allows menstrual material to leave and SPERM to enter the uterus. The opening of the cervix within the uterus is the internal os; the opening of the cervix within the vagina is the external os. The cervix has the ability to thin and dilate to permit CHILDBIRTH.

HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT MAY AFFECT THE CERVIX
CERVICAL CANCERcervical DYSPLASIA
cervical erosionCERVICAL INTRAEPITHELIAL NEOPLASIA (CIN)
cervical polypsGONORRHEA
CHLAMYDIA INFECTIONincompetent cervix during PREGNANCY
HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV)infectiontrauma

For further discussion of the cervix within the context of the structures and functions of reproduction and sexuality, please see the overview section “The Reproductive System.”

See also COLPOSCOPY; DILATION AND CURETTAGE (D&C); FALLOPIAN TUBESGENITAL TRAUMAHYSTERECTOMYOVARIESPAP TESTPELVIC EXAMINATION.

Cervix – what is
Rate this post

About The Author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *