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
- Understanding Cervical Changes: A Health Guide for Women (National Cancer Institute) Also in Spanish
- Cervical Dysplasia: Is It Cancer? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Cervical Length: Why Does It Matter during Pregnancy? (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Cervical Myomas (Merck & Co., Inc.)
- Cervical Stenosis (Merck & Co., Inc.)
- Cervicitis (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)
- Polyps of the Cervix (Merck & Co., Inc.)
- Pregnancy Complications: Cervical Insufficiency and Short Cervix (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation) Also in Spanish