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Cervical disorder

Also known as Cervical Disease and Cervix Disease

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.

Your healthcare provider may perform a Pap test during your health checkup to look for changes to the cells of the cervix, including cervical cancer. Other problems with the cervix include:

  • Cervicitis: inflammation of the cervix
  • Cervical incompetence: widening of the cervical opening during pregnancy long before the baby is due
  • Cervical polyps and cysts: abnormal growths on the cervix

Source: MedlinePlus

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with cervical disorder, 32% report having vaginal bleeding after menopause, 32% report having sharp abdominal pain, and 22% report having pelvic pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of cervical disorder are vaginal bleeding after menopause, intermenstrual bleeding, painful menstruation, pain during intercourse, and hot flashes, although you may still have cervical disorder without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with cervical disorder often receive pelvis exam, examination of breast, biopsy, excision, ultrasonography, other diagnostic procedures; female organs, mammography and pap smear .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with cervical disorder include estradiol, pentosan polysulphate sodium (elmiron), metronidazole topical product, human papillomavirus vaccine (hpv), ferric subsulfate topical, ropivacaine, betaxolol ophthalmic, probenecid, oxazepam, potassium citrate, dicloxacillin, dorzolamide ophthalmic and sevoflurane .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for cervical disorder include race/ethnicity = other, sex == female and age 45-59 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get cervical disorder.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
1.5x
45-59 years
1.8x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.1x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.9x
Other
1.5x
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