The cervix or cervix uteri (Latin, 'neck of the uterus') is the lower part of the uterus in the human female reproductive system.The cervix is usually 2 to 3 cm long (~1 inch) and roughly cylindrical in shape, which changes during pregnancy.The narrow, central cervical canal runs along its entire length, connecting the uterine cavity and the lumen of the vagina.Artery: Vaginal artery and uterine artery. The Papanicolaou test (abbreviated as Pap test, also known as Pap smear, cervical smear, cervical screening or smear test) is a method of cervical screening used to detect potentially precancerous and cancerous processes in the cervix (opening of the uterus or womb). Abnormal findings are often followed up by more sensitive diagnostic procedures and if warranted, interventions that aim to ICD-9-CM: 795.00.
Cervical Cancer: Treatment, Symptoms and Causes. 3 Comments. by Dana Fenton — 2009-05-11. bloody-tinged vaginal discharge which could be heavy and possibly have an offensive odor. Vaccines have been developed to protect against the HPV virus strains most responsible for causing cervical cancer. The vaccine is given in a series of 3 Author: Dana Fenton. Bartholin's glands: normal secretory glands located posteriolaterally on the vulva. Quite large cysts and abscesses can form due to inflammatory plugging of the glands. Can develop dysplasia as in cervix – See also lecture from Dr. Cardones 6/22 for additional information on HPV. Most common cause of vaginal discharge.
Classified by the cells from which the cancer arises: epithelial, stromal, germ cell Subjective: Often asymptomatic at first Suspect if over 40 with persistent and unexplained vague GI symptoms such as generalized abdominal discomfort and/or pain, gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps, or feeling of fullness even after a light meal. Dr. Weixel responded: Not an early sign. Sadly, by the time there is a discharge, cervical cancer may be somewhat advanced. That's why pap tests are recommended. But the discharges associated are: constant discharge that does not stop, and it may be pale, watery, pink, brown, bloody, or foul-smelling.