Age 30* – Entire cycle

This is the cervix of a 30 year old woman who has given birth vaginally twice.  

She typically has a 24 to 25 day cycle.  This cycle was 24 days and 23 days are pictured below.

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Day 1

Red bleeding from the os.  

 

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Day 2

Red blood flowing from the os and covering much of the cervix.

 

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Day 3

Red blood flowing from os.

 

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 Day 4

 

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Day 5

Last day of menstrual bleeding.

 

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Day 6

Spotting.

 

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Day 7

 

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Day 8

 

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Day 9

 

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Day 10

Milky, creamy cervical fluid coming from os and collecting in speculum.

 

 

 

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 Day 11

Cervical fluid milky and clear.

 

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Day 12

 

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Day 13

 

 

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Day 14

 

 

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Day 15

 

 

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Day 16

 

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Day 17

 

 

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Day 18

 

 

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Day 19

 

 

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Day 20

 

 

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Day 21

 

 

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Day 22

 

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Day 23

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Age 30* – Entire cycle

  1. Can someone please explain why this cervix is red ?? Im concerned because mine currently looks like this at age 26 and my dr is acting concerned even though my pap was normal..?

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    Amy Reply:

    The reddish area is called the “zone of transformation” or squamocolumnar junction where the cervical tissue changes from one type of cell to another. Though it may look inflamed, this is a normal appearance for some women.

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  2. Pls I dnt av all dis experience @ all I will be 30 next year and I have never given birth before I just want to ask if these pictures are taken horizontally or vertically cos I’m some how confused at the locations

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  3. The redness is called cervical erosion, which can occur when hormonal birth control methods are used, during pregnancy, and during puberty. It is often the result of estrogen in the body.

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  4. The red area is the transformation zone. It is normal. The cervix can be red and inflamed for many reasons such as infection, however, typically redness right around the opening (os) with a normal pap and cultures is nothing to be concerned about.

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  5. I can’t diagnose anyone over the internet, but I imagine what I’m seeing is just cervical ectropion (more commonly called cervical erosion but I don’t like that because it sounds pathological).

    To explain, let me give a quick anatomy lesson: Inside your cervix grow endocervical cells, which are fatter and receive more blood supply in order to make all that yummy mucous. Outside the cervical canal grow squamous cells, which are flat like flagstones and piled in many layers to form a protective barrier against infection, tearing, etc.
    What your doctor is examining on a Pap is what’s called the cervical “transformation zone”, where the squamous and endocervical cells meet. On most people, they meet just inside the external os and the T zone is not visible to the eye. On people with cervical ectropion, they meet just outside the os. Many red cervices are just due to red endocervical cells growing outside of their usual habitat. This is totally normal, and the fact that you have a normal Pap is very reassuring.
    People with ectropion tend to bleed more easily following cervical trauma (eg. sex, Pap smears) and to have spotting during pregnancy. Obviously if you are experiencing abnormal bleeding, see someone about it, but if you’ve got a red cervix, normal Paps, and no STIs, you probably just have adventurous cervical cells that want to see what life is like on the outside 🙂

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  6. To nikki: This cervix has a transformation zone. This is when the squamo-columnar junction is widely displayed and visible. The squamo-columnar junction is where the red, columnar cells lining the cervical canal meet the pink, mucosal cells covering the cervix and vagina. In some, this zone cannot be seen and is inside the cervical os. In others it can be visible and is completely normal. Your cervix most likely has a transformation zone! (Which is why your pap is normal)… Mine does too!

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