The cervix is the lower part of a woman’s uterus. Read about problems that can affect the cervix, like cervicitis (inflammation) and cervical polyps.
The cervix is the lower part of the uterus, the place where a baby grows during pregnancy. The cervix has a small opening that expands during childbirth. It also allows menstrual blood to leave a woman’s body.
- Cervicitis – inflammation of the cervix. This is usually from an infection.
- Cervical incompetence – This can happen during pregnancy. The opening of the cervix widens long before the baby is due.
- Cervical polyps and cysts – abnormal growths on the cervix