Cervix Photo Galleries

Take a Peek!

Each gallery showcases a series of photos of different women’s cervices. There are no external genitalia visible in any of the photos, but they are all taken by using a speculum to open the vagina to view the cervix.  Please view at your discretion.

Please browse the galleries by clicking the images below.  They are organized by category and an * indicates women who have given birth vaginally.

All images are copyrighted, so please contact me before reproducing them.

Complete Cycles


Age 25
Entire cycle

Age 25
Entire cycle, IUD

ash-day2wv
Age 24

Most of cycle 

age 30*-entire cyc- day 20Age 30*
23 Day cycle

 

 

 
       

 

Procedures


Age 25*
Pap Smear

Cervix After Abortion
*

Colposcopy
LLETZ/LEEP


Radical Hysterectomy
 

Age 23
Colposcopies – Pre & Post LEEP

       

Conception and Pregnancy


Age 25
Pre and Post Coitus

age 30 -PREG_20w6dAge 30*
Pre-pregnancy, During Pregnancy, and Postpartum



Age 23*
3rd Pregnancy


Age 23*
4th Pregnancy

Age 25*
Pregnant & Ectropian


Age 28*
2nd Pregnancy


Age 25*
6 Weeks Postpartum


Age 25
Pregnancy & Postpartum

Age 34
TTC and Pregnant


Age 35*
IVF Conception
 
   

Various days throughout Cycle

age30*-day1Age 30*
Various Days

Age 26
Day 2

Age 29*
Day 16

Age 33*
Day 4

Age 35*
Days 14, 16, 19, 23

Age 62*
Post Menopausal
Age 30
Days 25, 30, 34, 35, 37
Age 26
Days 24 and 25

Age 22*
Day 13

Age 27*
Day 22

Age 45*
Day 16, 19
Age 32
Day 13

Age 29
Day 2

Age 27*
Day 3

Age 24
Day 22

Age 23
Day 26

Age 26
Day 13

Age 21
Day 4

Age 24
Days 18, 22, & 29

Age 22
Days 18 & 19

age 37, day 8Age 37*
Day 8

 

age 27, day 10-wvAge 27*
Days 8-18 

age 57, postmenopausalwvAge 57*
Post Menopausal

 age 22, 15 month pp, 405 day pp, wvAge 22*
15 months postpartum
1st ovulation

age 21- day 14wvAge 21
Day 14

 


Age 20
Day 7
 

   

 

 Variations of Normal & Abnormalities


Age 26*
Torn Cervix

Age 25*
Pregnant & Ectropian

Age 29
Cervical Dysplasia

Cervical Polyp*
       

 Nabothian Cyst

PCOS

Age 25
Ectropian Day 11

Age 24
PCOS and TTC

Age 23*
Torn Cervix

Age 28*
Post Polypectomy

age 26 - cd 39Age 26*
Trichomoniasis & Long Cycle 

 

 Please check back regularly as I post photos of more women’s cervices as volunteers send them in.


210 thoughts on “Cervix Photo Galleries

  1. I think all of these pictures are absolutely amazing and very beneficial for the public and the medical community as well. It is very important that we, women, know the inner workings of our bodies so that we can take better care of ourselves and openly discuss our health concerns with our physicians.

    Thank you very much for your time and effort in this project. Please keep up the good work.

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    Sudhir Reply:

    Really, it’s so wonderfull and very benificial for those who wants to take care of their inner bodies. specially for females.

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    Sandee Reply:

    I have recently been told during a pap smear that i have a retroverted cervix as I found that penetration is very painful. How can I fix this? any tips?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    A retroverted uterus is a common variation of normal for women. The uterus is not fixed in place within the pelvis and is suspended by ligaments. I suppose it therefore is possible for it to change positions from retroverted to anteverted, maybe as tension/muscles shift/move. I also have a retroverted uterus, but do not have painful intercourse due to that. My recommendation to you is to make sure you are very aroused before beginning vaginal penetration, as lubrication and engorgement of the vagina can help intercourse be more pleasurable. The whole uterus moves more internally, out of the way of the penis, when a woman is fully aroused. Check out the book: “Women’s Anatomy of Arousal” for some great tips and information.

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  2. I would like to thank you for creating this website and posting these photos, it’s amazing to be able to see and understand our bodies this way. I was always curious to know what it looked like
    Thankyou

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  3. Amazing Picture… Very hopefully in understanding the body of a women. I think it would be great to see picture of a Pregnant Cervix. So many women believe that if there Cervix is high there going to have a baby. It would be nice to set the record start

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  4. I’m only a teenager and I find this amazing. I’m really comfortable with my body, and love being educated about it. I also look to being an Ob-GYN.

    Thank you!

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  5. Thank you for creating this wonderful website and posting these photos. In fact i am amazed. Very beautiful and informative.

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  6. it’s much better that women do their own exams instead of handing over their bodies every year to these sick sexist exams, and so they know whats normal and whats not
    you can also order one from fwhc.org and can go to my blog homebirthissafe.blogspot.com to see a list of sites where you can order self administered pap kits

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  7. Wonderful site. I hope it will inspire many to appreciate the wonder of their own bodies. And “mee!” why not consider being a midwife, instead? :-)

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  8. was wanting to see a cervix of a pregnany woman througout har pregnancy. very nice project, I had a tubal reversal and learned to check for ovulation.

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  9. These pics are amazing, and very educational, thank you. One silly question: during intercourse, does the penis go through the cervix? Is the sperm ejected outside of the cervix, or through teh cervix into the ovary? I am trying for a long time to get pregnant, but not success yet. I was wondering if sperms ever get into my ovary. Thanks.

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    char Reply:

    At the time of ovulation, the cervical mucous changes.
    It looks like egg white for 3-4 days, and develops little channels that escort the sprerm through the cervix, up to the top of the uterus and into the Fallopian tube where its “hot date”, the egg, is waiting. There is a 20% chance of conception at each ovulation (these are Mother Nature’s odds).
    If a new batch of sprerm is present every other day through the week of ovulation, (every day makes sperm count go down….he needs 24 hours to recoup), 80% of couples will be pregnant within one year of trying.
    If not, we’ve got all kinds of other tricks up our sleeves to facillitate conception.

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  10. This is amazing. I was looking for information about the Fertility Awareness Method after coming across a review of “Taking Charge of Your Fertility”, which I happened upon while searching for an online ovulation calculator. I didn’t think this was where I would end up. I had no idea the cervix had a life of its own, that it went through just as much of a cycle as the rest of my body. While it doesn’t look so appealing in some shots I was surprised to find that in certain shots, it is indeed beautiful. I have been looking at fertility and pregnancy all wrong. I know all the parts, I understand all the technical going-on and the changes on paper, but I never really appreciated how much it’s an individual life cycle, like the changing of the seasons. Our bodies are amazing!

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  11. Thanks for posting these pictures. As medical students we must learn to exam the cervix to detect any abnormality. However, opportunities to observe in a clinical setting is limited in frequency and duration due to the sensitive nature of the exam. While we were able to find pictures of inflamed inner ears, cancer x ray, sound files of heart murmurs and asthma wheezes, it’s quite hard to find appropriate and variegated pictures of the cervix that come with short explanations. This has tremendous educational value. Please keep up the good work.

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  12. Truely amazing and seriously educational. My husband and I have been TTC for almost 5 years now, and this was very informative in this TTC process

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  13. i wanna know about vaginal rugae!!

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    othergal Reply:

    I would too. There seems to be a lot of questions on the net about this topic. It would be nice to have pictures to see what is ‘normal’

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  14. So cool- For year and years you may poke around and try to look or understand what the doctor is saying, but there’s no substitute for this! Awesome

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  16. Wow, thankyou so much for these pictures. We hear so much about our cervix but never get to see it or really know what it looks like at all. Highly educational! I think all young women should be shown these pictures and educated about their own bodies so that they know what is normal and don’t panic at the changes in discharge throughout their monthly cycles. Well done!!

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  17. As mentioned above, it would be interesting to see somebody with HPV. I have had level 3 pre-cancerous cells (or a lesion as my Dr called it) removed (LLETZ procedure) and I always wondered what it looked like as apparently they are easy to see when they wipe the cervix with a solution. Being that so many women (especially young women such as myself, 23) have this virus, it would be great to see…it’s not like a normal illness where you suffer symptoms or can visually see what is going on so if you could shed a little light on this, it would be great. I wonder what the cervix looks like after having a lesion removed also (after it has healed).

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  18. This is an amazing project! Thank you to you and your boyfriend. You’ve made an amazing contribution. I hope you will consider writing a book. Best of luck in your career.

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  19. Thank you so much for this gallery. I’m a thirty year old woman who had a gyno appointment yesterday, and I wanted some idea of what they were poking at in there.

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  20. this is such a amazing sight. had a endrometrial biopsy a couple of weeks ago and oh my god the pain was SO SO bad. all ok now. im a 40 yr old woman . had 2 normal births. thinking of sending you some pics of my lovly cervix. my hubby took them .

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  21. Thanks so much for this website, have told all my friends about it!

    Amm TTC and just been diagnosed with a Nabothian Cyst so has been so useful to see what the doctor was seeing during the examination.

    Thanks again, will keep checking back to see the pregnancy photos progress.

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  22. Ido have a freind whos suffering from cervix cancer stage 4 just wondering how much time she got left? her family has no idea of her problem, shes only taking amoxixilin antibiotics,shes wearing diaper cause of too much discharge.

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  23. My stepdaughter undergoing tests for cervical cancer so I’m doing research and find your site. I am 57 yr old, three miscarriages, two tubal pregnancies, no live births. I am so excited to find your web site. So much I didn’t know and was always discouraged from talking about or even thinking about. Thank you. So much we don’t know about ourselves.

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  24. Hi

    I´m beginning to observe my cervix for know my fructuous days. This site is a help for me. Thanks!

    I wish you all a wonderful day!
    Enia

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  25. Thank you so much for giving all of us the chance to actually learn about a very important part of our body. I’ve had 3 c sections, no vag. births – but w/ my first baby I labored nearly 20 hours. That was enough for me.

    I’ve asked at every exam to be able to use the mirror to see inside my vagina and have always been refussed. ‘Not needed’ apparently. I can’t thank you enough for giving me this valuable lesson! You are amazing!!!!

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  26. Someone mentioned publishing a book…I can’t think of a better way to get your work out there. This is so wonderful. Thank you!

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  27. I was showing my girlfriends this site and they all remarked on the mucus and how it ends up on panties. Is there any way you know to remove the mucus before it works its way down?

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  28. I’d be interested to possibly see someone with endometriosis or fibroids? I don’t know if that would be higher up or able to see in the cervix area but I’m curious to find out if women could spot these things themselves using the same techniques you do.
    Also how would we go about taking our own pictures to see differences in our own cycles?

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  29. very very very nice effort
    i have some confusion about female sex health matters because i live in pakistan and here these issues are taboo to talk

    plz you or some one else help me to know more about it
    mailing))) hasan_veera@yahoo.com
    i am waiting for reply for any reader or any one please

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  30. Thank you for putting these pictures up. I’ve been TTC for 4 years, with 3 m/c’s. I’ve been wondering what to look for in CM and the position of my scervix. With the pics and the video on youtube, I know now what to look for. Thank you again.

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  31. How do you get the photo’s? I’m trying to conceive baby number 8. My last baby (first with new partner) died at 4 months so we are trying for 1 more. It’s 3 months after our son past away and gettin scared as nothing is happening Thanks

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  32. I just so happened to stumble upon this when I was wiki-ing the cervix. I’m a naturally curious person and I wanted to know what it looked like. This website really educated me tons about that region of my body. I feel it’s tough for women to know about their vaginal region just because we can’t see it for ourselves. Because of these pictures, I also want to photograph my cervix. And because of your instruction video, I can. This is an amazing project.

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  33. Hi, I am a 29 year old woman who has had 2 c-section births one 10 years ago and one 3 years ago. I would like to thank you. It was very helpful to see what the cervix actually looks like. I will be trying for my 3rd child and have been practicing some conception methods i.e. charting…in any case your site has been very helpful in understanding my body based on real visuals and not some cartoon looking diagram. Thanks again!

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  35. I’ve been following this website for a couple years in trying to understand my body more. I feel it has helped me conceive my first son just by comparing sight to feel of my cervix. Now since having my son my cervix is totally different. I keep watching/hoping for an entry for the entire cycle of a woman who’s had armrest one vaginal birth. Any of those on the horizon???

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  37. Do you have photos of the stages of uterine prolapse?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sorry, no. I rely on volunteers for my photos. If you now a willing participant, send them my way :)

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  38. hi what does a cervix feel like at 28 weeks pregnant

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    char Reply:

    imean 38

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    It may be beginning to soften or shorten in preparation for labor (effacement).

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  39. Does the cervix feel more like an elongated tube or a ball? I can reach around my cervix and I feel like it protrudes into my vagina. I can probably feel about 2 inches of it. Is that normal?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sounds normal to me. The cervix is the tip of the uterus that protrudes into the vaginal canal, so you can sweep your fingers all the way around it.

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  40. i was wonder if its normal to have what looks like old blood come out after period. This is not normal for me and I just had my fourth baby and a tubular 6 months ago. Should I be worried about something?

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  41. Would i be able to feel my cervix without “technical equipment”??

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Yes, you can feel it by inserting your finger into your vagina and feeling for a little nub at the back of your vagina that is a little harder than the squishy vaginal walls. You won’t be able to see it though without a speculum.

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  42. I love this site.
    From all the sites I go to about my cervix and conception…this has been the most helpful.
    So here is a kanundrum for you…
    I have PCOS, so very irregular periods.
    I know my cervix pretty darn well and do BBT every morning at 6am…so what do you think about this…
    S:1/2,1/6,1/7,1/8,1/9
    BBT: steady at 98.2+ for a week after S.
    BBT: peaks at 98.9 and stay up in 98’s for two weeks.
    No mens…but, I have usually have one every 6 months.
    CF: creamy and white..light spotting 1 month after S.
    cervix super high, almost can not reach…super soft, gooey, wet and slippery…closed.
    I can USUALLY feel my opening and feel all around it…now, it is almost…hiding and tipped back…with not possible feeling of an opening present.
    Tested twice in the last three weeks..all negative.
    What do you think?

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  43. Yes i do feel my cervix, sometime i don’t feel, during love making sometimes i feel pain when a penis touched it, what will happen if a woman cervix is not working?

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  44. I am learning alot. Checking my cervix to better my husband and i’s chances of conceiving after a yr and a half of trying :( seeing the cervix after abortion makes me really sick and sad .

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  45. I was wondering if it was normal to have bright red blood on my glove after a cervical check? I am 38 weeks pregnant.

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    AManda Reply:

    Yes. That is very normal (I am a midwife). Bright blood after stimulation is a sign that your cervix is effacing (thinning) and beginning to dilate. Good Job! By now you have possibly had your baby, but I hope that’s helpful.

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  46. I just wanted to say I am excited to see that you have worked more on the site and have grown so much. I was hoping to see more from you!!

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  47. Out of curiosity, could you do more on CM. Its one thing to see the CM on the cervix but its another to see what it looks like on your finger after checking your cervix. The reason I ask is because I often time get confused about consistency etc. I am not sure if its because I dont have regular cycles and rarely ovulate or if its more common. Just an idea. Thank you for all you do. It is so helpful!

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  48. my son is 6 and i just recently started checking my cervix. My menstreul cyle is about to start in about 4 days and my cervix is so low when i spread my legs and look with a mirror i can see it. is this normal bc im worried its not

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    The depth of the cervix in the vagina varies between women and during a cycle and can sometimes be only a few cm inside the opening. If it is sticking out of your vagina, I suggest you see a doctor about a potential prolapse:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002477/

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  49. I love this sight. Thank you to all the woman brave enough to do this for all of us who are learning and teaching other woman as well. Great idea keep up the amazing beautiful work.

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  50. I am 34 weeks pregnant. I have been having some cramps and pressure so thought id check my cervix for the first time. This is my 3rd pregnancy. When trying to find it, I tried various positions and couldnt find anything other then a squishy flap like bit of tissue? and if I pressed back, I could feel something very big, round and hard which i am sure was babies head. how on earth can I feel my cervix? If I can feel it, does this mean I have no changes to my cervix which would mean labour would be soon? thanks

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    It can be hard to reach your cervix in later pregnancy – often it is in a posterior position (meaning in deep and pointing towards your back). The flap may have been your cervix – its hard to say from your description. If it was roundish and had a little hole/dimple in it, it may have been. Sorry I can’t be of more help….

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  51. At it’s lowest I can feel my cervix at 4cms from the opening, please can you tell me if this is normal? It rises to 6cms briefly when at it’s highest. I have always had some slight trouble putting tampons in (ie have presumably been hitting the cervix) but had never felt the location of my cervix until very recently and since having my first baby 4 months ago. Thank you, your site is very interesting.

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  52. I am 52 and my doctor told me my cervix was closed on my last exam. He said I am in menopause now. He also took me off Yaz which I was using to keep my moods “reasonable” during my cycle. It’s been less than a month since I stopped Yaz and I haven’t had any menopausal symptoms. Can anyone let me know what to expect? I don’t see any pics of a closed cervix on this site. Is a closed cervix normal? My doctor didn’t seem concerned about this. I did have endometrial cells on my pap and he wants me to come back for an endometrial biopsy next month. He wasn’t very concerned about this either and he made this test sound rather routine. Please share your comments and experiences. Thank you. Kind Regards, Cheryl

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  53. i know i am a guy and to be interested in a woman body and my girlfriend midwife talking about dilated cervix and what they look like , i have felt the cervix in my girlfriend , i came across this site and think it brilliant to understand more

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  54. Hi I’m 29. I was bad at taking the pill when I was young and I’m quite sure that I would have been pregnant. I liked to sleep around. Any way I am now much better and married. Trying to have a baby my partner of 4 years and had my implant taken out 18 months ago. I have never exploited myself in this way. Am I able to have babies? Does it sound unlikely that I can and it’s there any way I could find out myself? My cycle is 30-40 days. Varying as it likes is this normal?

    I’m very concerned thanks :)

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    Sophie Reply:

    * Explored myself

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I recommend you order and read Coming Off the Pill, the Patch, etc available on justisse.ca to naturally balance your cycles for optimum fertility.

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    Sophie Reply:

    Thank you

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  56. hi there

    I am going to try home insemination and i would like to know how this works? do you have guidelines??? how would i know it is done right??

    Please help

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  58. Hi next to my cervix on one side i have a hard long bit feels like a bit of bone or something behind my vagina walls, is this normal?

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  60. Hi, i just came across your website and i just got off my cycle. today is my first time ever looking for my cervix. im trying to figure out when i will become fertile or ovulate. please can you give me some feed back on how your cervix is supposed to feel the last day of your cycle and how it will feel the day of ovulation. please and thank you :)

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  61. I have a question about the cervix.. I have been searching online and I get so many different answers. How far up is the cervix? During period.. middle of the month ..when ovulating? How low does it have to be before I should be worried? I feel it lower when I have my period. It feels really soft a week after my period?

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  62. Hi I’m 32 weeks,when I put the finger round me cervix a clear fluid come out,not much but is furst time i see happen,that mean pls

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  63. I just wanted to say how amazing I think this website is. I’ve never had sexual intercourse, and I recently felt something inside of my vagina. I was so concerned, but it turns out it was my cervix. I never even realized it was there.
    Thank you for providing such helpful information.
    And I am so grateful for all you lovely ladies out there who help me feel less alone

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  64. I am ttc and about 4dpo. Can you tell me how to feel my cervix and how it should feel and placement as the days go on if i am pregnant

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  65. I have felt my cervix and felt a rather large bump at about 3 o’clock position. Should i have this checked out pretty quick?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Most likely its a cervical polyp or cyst, but you should get it looked at just in case. Way to take your healthcare into your own hands!

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  66. OK I recently had a surgery after being in a bullriding accident, they removed my spleen and appendix, I have 3 fractured ribs, both lungs collapsed but anyway I also have cervical dysplasia, my question is, is I weighed right at 80lbs last week and I’m 4’9″ and 19 yrs old, could I possibly get pregnant right now with pain medicine in my system as well? I have been lactating I’m not sure if its from the IV fluids in the hospital but that was almost a month ago, then I started spotting April 29 literally once a day just barely enough for a pantyliner until may 1. I took 3 tests last week and the week before bth said negative. I’ve been nauseated, loss of appetite, my sex drive has gone up. I have 2 kids a 3 year old and a 7 month old. Any tips? Or comments?

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  67. I had a abdominal myomectomy in february, and I noticed a significant change on my cervix size. It use to be just like the top part of my thumb and now it seems to be half of my thumb size. I wonder if it is normal. My doctor checked but I need a second opinion..

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  68. I have been trying to check my cervix for about 5 days due to the fact that I had unprotected sex about a week ago. it was during my menstural cycle so I thought that would be safer. after finally finding it haha, my cervix has a dimple in it and is down like you have described. I am a nursing student and have learned about the cervix closing and the mucus plug and everything so I am extremely paranoid since I am not usually sexually active. I was wondering if you could tell me how to tell if it is closed or open because I do feel the slit but i dont know if when its closed I’d still feel it or not. or if it’s even too early to feel a difference. It’s about a week and a half after unprotected sex. Any advice would be great.

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  69. hey i was wondering how your cervix feels during ovulation? and in early pregnancy. also where can i read about trying to conceieve . thank u

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  70. Hi can you tell me if its normal for your servics to be more on one side? Iam very worried,x

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Yes. The cervix can move around and be angled/tipped slightly.

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  71. Hi , I was wandering if you could help, me and my partner had sex tonight and I had a really sharp pain on my right I nearly cried it hurt so bad and it still hurts now, after searching the Internet I stumbled across your website and thanks to all the info u believe what hurt was him hitting my uterus because he described what it felt like and it sounds the same, but should I be worried that it hurt so much, I should probably add that this is my first month of us trying for our third child so I’m hoping you’ll be able to shed some light
    Thank you

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  72. Wow,….I can not believe, I have never taken the initiative to learn and see, more intimately such a beautiful female part. I was really worried that I had lost a tampon inside and panicked, only because of my ignorance regarding the vagina internally.
    I can see now that it is impossible to lose a tampon inside and not feel or find it.
    I have had very heavy, crampy feelings within, weeks before my period, during and still after, so I thought I had left a tampon inside, but after feeling around I couldnt detect a string or tampon, though felt my cervix, the tip and around, not realising it was my cervix until now…!.
    Thanks for the site.

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  73. This is very interesting but I still don’t get how the pictures are taken? Is it really that easy to just open up an snap a pic?? Also, o had a miscarriage on July 13th -about 2 months ago an I found out that im pregnant… but I have been cramping heavily again this time just like last…. the receptionist over the phone at my ob just tells me its normal but can cramps this bad be normal? I’m afraid of having another miscarriage.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I am not a doctor and do not diagnose over the internet. Check out http://www.beautifulcervix.com/participate/ for info on how we took the photos.

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  74. Hi I have been checking my cervix for years now. I am aware of the postion meaning I can tell if its low/high soft/hard, but I can never find or feel the opening. HELP!. Great site btw. I am 31 Pcos. Any Tips on how to locate the opening, Thanks.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Its not a big opening and when feeling with your finger, it may just feel like a little dent in the center of it – hardly noticeable at most times during the cycle.

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  75. i think this site is amazing! its amazing that we grow up not really being taught or edged towards taking notice of our bodies. things like this should be taught in science at later stages of school!

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    Pezidesi Reply:

    I’m in full agreement. I took a “natural birth control” class when I was about 21 (now 32) and remember thinking “WTF! I should have been taught this during sex ed in the 4th grade, and reminded every year after that.” Knowing more about my own body would have been much more helpful than talking about the penis of my fourth grade classmates.

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  77. Okay so im on mu period and in the past have bit twp tampons in idk if i was drunk or what but now i randomly check well i felt a bump on my cervix like a pea size and while i was feeling it it popped!! Ive never been to a gyno i know i need to go but i probably wont i spend enoug h on drs already and ive never been preggo any ideas what it was?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Possibly a nabothian cyst…?
    See ehre:
    http://www.beautifulcervix.com/nabothian-cyst/

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  78. Would or have you ever posted a photo gallery of a woman in labor? Obviously it would be hard to get a woman to be still to take those pictures (unless she had an epidural, I guess). I’d like to see what that looks like.

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    Amanda Reply:

    I agree…that would be fascinating. Wish I had the tools to take. The pictures and I would send them in.

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  80. HELP?? I’m not pregnant but had a termination about 2 months ago.. I started bleeding Really bad 2niggts ago and was rushed to hospital due to losing so much blood.. The doc checked me over and said I was fine and my cervix was open slightly but that was prob normal due to me having 4 kids and there for I didn’t need to see the gyn. I checked my cervix tonight and his right it is open but to
    Me that’s not normal as I check my cervix everytime I bath and it’s always closed.. I am still bleeding heavy ish.. Is this normal? Why is it open?

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    missie Reply:

    sounds like a period to me. sometimes they can be scary heavy.

    and the cervix does open for periods

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  81. I am 40 years old…I have had 2 kids…
    I have been starting to have issues with my cervix lowering…
    I did some physical therapy in 2011, but it still wants to nearly come out…
    I have even seen it sticking out of me in the past few months…
    I am getting concerned that i may need a hysterectomy soon.

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    Sara Reply:

    I’m wondering the out come. I have had a prolapsed wall and have started pelvic pt again. I am peri- menopausal and my periods are crazy heavy. My wall is out and I went to check for a tampon that slipped out and found my cervix dilated and only about 2nd knuckle deep on my pointer finger. What have you decided to do?

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  82. I just had. HSG to see if I had fluid in my tubes. The Dr saw that I did not but that I have the tinest cervix he has ever seen. He wants me to have it dialated to relieve my horrible menstral cramps. What would this procedure entail? Will it stay dialated? What is “normal” dialation? Have you ever heard of this? I do not have cysts, fibroids or anything else. He said that the cervix is so small its hard for my menstral fluid/matter to pass thru causing extreme cramping.

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    missie Reply:

    have you had kids?

    i have a ton of interest in your small cervix diagnosis.

    i think you should see a mifwife for a second opinion. it just feels off to me.

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    Lily Zerkle Reply:

    As a practicing midwife for over 30 I would really encourage you to get two or three opinions and check out Mayan Massage Therapy. Most interventions are very unhelpful, “why get out a bazooka when a slingshot will work better” I know this is a late reply but I just barely stumbled across this website. I love it!

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  83. thank you for this informative site; I am looking for photos/info re post cervicectomy vagina to clarify what constitutes normal appearance and coloration, keeping in mind that I’m now 70. thank you in advance,

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  84. Hello, I think what you’re doing is fascinating. Could you manage to get a picture of a vaginal canal post total-hysterectomy? I had a total hysterectomy and have wondered what it looks like now I don’t have a cervix. Thanks and keep up the great work!

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    Maddie Reply:

    Next time you have your yearly physical (which should still include a pelvic exam even though you don’t need a PAP) bring a hand mirror! I encourage patients to watch at least once.

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  85. I really really appreciate these photos, it’s been a great learning experience for me.

    However, I have one request: Would you consider posting photos of cervical mucous that is collected on fingers? Most women who check their cervical mucous (while trying to conceive) do so by reaching in with a finger or two and check the consistency by stretching between the fingers. While it is somewhat helpful to see the CM at the cervix, it would be even more useful to see it more clearly on the fingers and to see how much it stretches.

    Love this site, it’s amazing.

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    missie Reply:

    tcoyf book has some

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  86. Hey there! Great pics. Should women get pap smears before or after sex? Thanks

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    missie Reply:

    before. semen or chemicals from a condom could throw off the results.

    also midcycle or fertile time is best as that is when more of it is accessible

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  87. Im 15 and I’ve always been curious about my body, because i started my period young. I am not sexually active… I’ve never had sex before. .When I started “exploring” inside I noticed a stick-like thing maybe an inch back in my vagina. I couldn’t feel myself touching it. I know it’s a part of me but i don’t know what it is. I’ve asked my mum and she said that it’s probably my cervix. Whatever it is, its longer at the bottom than anywhere else. On the very end of it (tward the front) there is like a flattened knob that has two peices and the one on top is… longer? than the one on the bottom. Can someone tell me what it is?

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  89. These pictures are for young women. I am 53. I had a hysterectomy when I was 37 years old, this was done in China. I am Chinese. They removed my uterus, and half of my left ovary. six years ago while visiting my mother in China I had an examination and they burned off some cysts in my vagina which was extremely painful and has psychologically has ruined my sex life, because I am so scared to have this done again. My husband said he thinks that I should not have had the cysts, polyps? removed in the first place, for they are normal? I would like pictures of a normal or abnormal cervix for my age group.

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  90. WOW i just did my very first cervical self-exam in the confort of my home with the help of my sister and a couple of her girlfriends , who had ben doing them a while and wow what a whole new little inner world i discovered, i will admit i was shy at first but had always ben a little courious ,we were just a bunch of girls having a girls get toghther and well we started talking as we do and one thing led to the topic and before we knew it we were showing our bodies to each other wow!!!my sisters friend started it off as she let us take a peek inside of her vagina it was incredible , then my sisters other friend hoped up on the recliner couch and spread em for us to see her cervix too again fasatnting !!!! then my sisters turn come and there she was legs wideopen to her sisters it was intresting !!!!being a first timer i was a anxious and nervious but really wanted this , so i hopped up on the recliner couch and right there in the living room of my own home relaxed my body and spread my legs open wide for my sisters to see my vagina ,i had to relax my body by breathing deep and i was able to take in the spectulm in with a little reposteing one it was all the way in my cervix popped in to view and my sisters were able to see my cervix , then my sister handed me a mirror and i took a peek as she pointed the light in to me , WOW i viewed the inside of my own inner body vagina , cervix and all for a fow minutes as they looked on it was an incredible evening !!!!!we took some pictures will post thim soom thanks!!!!! Crissey

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    crissey Reply:

    Hey everyone its crissey i had my first cervical self-exam experence back in febuary ,with my sisters it was wounderful and liberating to see our bodies, i have started doing monthley exams, and wow what i have learned about myself!the pictures we took of the event did not turn out , we are having another gal get together later this month , hope to share our wonderful experences with yall! thanks ,crissey

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    crissey Reply:

    Hey sisters , i was just brousing the web sites i had posted on , and came across the one i posted about my first time cervical self-exam with the help of my sisters in the privacy of my very own living room during our girls get together , and relized i had posted without doing spell check sorry bout that . LOL, i have now ben doing self-exams regulary , alone and with my sisters when we get toghther , and i have begun to learn what my body is telling me and what her rhythems are and how to follow them , i can finally say that i am LIBERATED !!!!!thanks for the awsom information. Cristina.

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  91. wow, I am 20 and a mother of two and i never knew what it looks like in there. i was told my cervix was to the side but i never understood what that meant. i stumbled upon this site looking for info on ttc my third bubs and am very grateful. brings meaning to so many ttc tips i have seen. thanks 😀

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  92. I just went to my gynecologist and they told me that I have an ectopic cervix. I really don’t understand what an ectopic cervix is and they can’t explain it to me further because of the language barrier since I am in vietnam now. I keep on looking for it in the internet but I just couldn’t find any. The results would always go to ectopic pregnancy. Do anybody knows hat an ectopic cervix is or what is the other term for that? ThanksM

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I’m guessing they said ‘ectropic’ cervix:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cervical_ectropion

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  93. I have just discovered your website and think it is brilliant. I am a yoga teacher who specialises in pre and post natal yoga and find all the internal workings of the body fascinating. I agree with some of the other comments that we should be taught more of this stuff at school. I also have a question, I have always been told that I have a long cervix especially when I have smears, do you know that that actually means?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    You may be able to visualize the cervix like a ‘neck’ of the uterus that extends into the vagina. It just means that your ‘neck’ is longer than most he sees.

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  94. I’ve recently been diagnosed with cervical stenosis found during laproscopy after 2 years of not being able to conceive. I had been checking my cervix prior to the surgery and noted that my cervix never really felt open but thought maybe I wasn’t checking correctly. It would really helpful to see some pictures of cervical stenosis and if possible pictures after manual dialation for the stenosis. Great work, very informative.

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  95. very intresting.but
    Im 15 and I’ve always
    been curious about
    my body, because i
    started my period
    young. I am not
    sexually active… I’ve
    never had sex
    before. .When I
    started “exploring”
    inside I noticed a
    stick-like thing maybe
    an inch back in my
    vagina. I couldn’t feel
    myself touching it. I
    know it’s a part of me
    but i don’t know what
    it is. I’ve asked my
    mum and she said that
    it’s probably my
    cervix. Whatever it
    is, its longer at the
    bottom than anywhere
    else. On the very end
    of it (tward the front)
    there is like a
    flattened knob that
    has two peices and
    the one on top is…
    longer? than the one
    on the bottom. Can
    someone tell me what
    it is?

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  96. Very formative..! Interesting to see all this, they’re all wonderful!! My question is I had a baby naturally 5 years ago, never been on any contraceptive and have been trying ever since my all clear at the 6 week postpartum check up.. & still nothing.. Diagnosed with pcos taking metformin & did clomid with no success.. I’ve had numerous Pap smears as well as a hsg & not once has any doctor told me my cervix is too narrow..! My gyno (who has never seen my cervix) told me this & referred me for surgery.. The only way I could have a narrow cervix would be from endometriosis which he said I didn’t have!! But my gp (who does paps) never said anything was wrong & all is perfect… Is it possible after giving birth for your cervix to narrow??

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  97. I recently went to my gp as I thought I had an abnormal anatomy. I could feel what I thought was a growth and only way I could describe this was like the head of a penis. This really scared me and for yrs I was to embarrassed to go to my gp and ask what was wrong with me. This caused me problems in intimate relationships. As I was scared they might feel this and think I’m a freak. I finally plucked up the courage to go and was told I was feeling my cervix. Apparently most women can’t reach their cervix? And the gp said my cervix is longer than normal. I feel better for finding out that although my cervix is longer than normal that I don’t have a random growth. But I am concerned. Am I more likely to develop cervical cancer because of it? As some1 once told me cervical cancer can be caused by a penis rubbin on the cervix. And clearly if I can reach my cervix with my finger than it is going to be reached when having intercourse .

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    Kelly Reply:

    HPV causes cervical cancer, not a penis “rubbing” on the cervix. A woman may experience some mild discomfort (like a cramp) if the penis “bumps” into her cervix, but all women are different. I don’t believe you are at any higher risk of cancer than anyone else.

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    Rimi Reply:

    Hey Rebecca,
    sorry to hear this has been causing you anxiety. It is actually pretty normal to be able to feel your cervix. It depends a lot on where in the month you are. Mine feels higher or lower at certain times. I used to worry if my partner could feel it, but apparently dicks are sensitive but this doesn’t mean they’re fully able to tell what it is they might be pushing against (depending on how deep they are in the first place!) Maybe you’ve said at one point ‘oh! that’s too deep’ ? Well that ‘too deep’ feeling is the penis against the cervix. Its normal, just sometimes uncomfortable (depending on your sexual preferences I guess). Also, there are no scientific reports indicating an increased likelihood of cervical cancer due to penile contact. You should be fine love

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    raven Reply:

    Rebecca – There are many subtle variations in the human body’s anatomy, much like how each of us has a nose, but they all look a bit different and are placed slightly differently on our faces. Your variation in cervical length is not an anomaly, but a normal variation. Such variations are not associated with risk of cancer.It is well known that cervical cancers are associated with exposure to various types of the HPV virus. The virus can be transmitted during intercourse with an HPV carrier -and well over 50% of the adult population has been exposed to the virus, and thus, can shed the virus during intercourse. Your best strategies for prevention of cervical cancer are to limit your number of sexual partners, and to use condoms with each act of intercourse to reduce chance of exposure to HPV. Females between the ages of 11 and 26 may be candidates for an antiviral medication such as Gardisil, which protects against 3 types of the HPV virus likely to cause cervical cancer. You may want to discuss cervical cancer prevention and screening with your GP or gynecologist,

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  98. Awesome website! I actually didn’t know what exactly the cervix looked like- you can feel it and get a mental picture, but this site helps a lot! I now have such a better understanding of what goes on in there!

    Thank you!!

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  99. help me i m losing much blood in my periods time and I hav lost much blood in 1 month continously plz help me what should I do

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    If you have been bleeding continuously for a month, you need to go see a doctor. Good luck!

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  102. I love your pics. They are so detailed. I only have one request. Is it possible for you to put up a warning or something to help ‘prepare’ people for what they’re about to see? There’s absolutely nothing wrong, but I know there are a lot of squeamish persons who need the advance prep so they won’t be taken by such a surprise.

    Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more pics. Now I can go to my doc better informed. Thank you so much.

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  103. Does the cervix change quite a bit if you have csections? I realize there will be some changes, however the in my case my cervix has never got to an open stage for birthing.

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  104. My first time viewing pictorials of females was in “Our Bodies, Ourselves” in the ’70’s. But those were drawings. The pointer the book was, we own it, let’s see it.
    I think men know more about our vulvas &interiors than we do because they are our sexual partners, or unfortunately, porn. Very interesting website. I’m 58 and didn’t see any pictures like what I see with a mirror. Do cervixs slide down and forward with age? Still have great sex with no pain, just now have found your site and can ask this question.

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  105. Hello. Awesome pictures. Wow. I had no idea how I looked like on the inside. I’m 33 and have had 3 boys, all vaginally, plus I had to have a D/C done a few years back, so I’m curious as to how it looks like. Irregular periods, frequent UTIs, and no contrception for 3 years yet no pregnancy. Not sure why.
    Am I the only one that thinks that the cervix kinda looks like the head of a penis?
    It just kept on crossing my mind as I was looking at the pictures. I also feel like this should be part of the sex education, it would benefit many of us.
    Thanks so much :)
    Helga.

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  106. I have had a baby only 18 days ago. I finally healed up enough to be able to check myself again and to my surprise my cervix is drastically different. It worries me because it always felt round and smooth not now. Now it feels like one side is bulged out on top like it has a mountain next to the hole. It’s not like a bump or a cyst it really feels like part of it is pushed out from the baby coming out… It isn’t painful. Do you think this is normal? I have a 6 weeks pp check in 2 weeks but I’ve got Pretty high anxiety from the thought that something is wrong so when I came across this site I thought maybe someone could help, maybe someone else has experienced this same problem. Please help I’m worried.

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  107. I had a normal delivery 3weeks ago. I later noticed my cervix is clearly visible from my Virgina. It’s sight scares me. I was told its normal n will go back to its proper place with time. How long will it take b4 it goes back 2it place?
    what can i do to help send it back inside?
    is it safe to have intercourse?
    or can we push it in with the penis?

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  108. wow. stumbled on this site, not sure how. And was amazed at all the info.
    how does one see their own cervix? I cant seem to see “inside”
    Im 42 years old and feel like a dolt even asking these questions. but sure would like to know how to see what you see.
    thanks again for being so open and brave

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Buy a self-exam kit & take a peek:
    http://www.beautifulcervix.com/see-your-own-beautiful-cervix/

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  109. I have found this site so facinating! I am very interested in the realm of obstetrics and gynecology. I have always wondered what a cervix should look like (generally) and I have found this so helpful personally and educationally!
    I appreciate all the time and effort that has gone into this website!

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  110. Thanks a lot for this site. I used to clean my vagina inside and constant felt something strange specially after menstruation, recently, all of a sudden after cleaning habit I felt so afraid and freaking out. I need to calm down and think until I thought of search in the internet about cervix since I have no clue what it looks like and gladly to bump into this site, saw lots of cervix pictures and it felt so great to ease my worries and to read comments with same experience is such a relief.

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  111. I wish that during our annual gyno exams that the doctor would ask if we would like to view our cervix in a mirror. It would only take a minute or two, and might help us to better visualize and appreciate our bodies and all of the work they are doing behind the scenes. Sadly, it seems that many doctors are so pressed for time, that questions and curiosity about our bodies are not encouraged. Thank you for your website, and publishing the pictures. Maybe if we all speak up during doctor appointments and share this website with our sisters and friends we can push for positive change!

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  112. Hi there,
    I was told by the doctor that I am likely to have an ‘incompetent cervix’ . This being the actual medical term I find absolutely awful. I really don’t like it. I often replace it in my own words as, ‘inexperienced cervix’ .

    I was told I was likely to have this cervical problem after going into premature labour with my first pregnancy at 24weeks . Sadly our baby then passed on.

    On my second pregnancy I had a cervical suture, called shirodkar to prevent my cervix from dilating early again. The stitch was removed when I became full term, 37weeks and I carried my baby a further month without the stitch in place. I am so lucky and glad to have a little girl now, she’s 2years old!

    I’m glad to have found this site. Thank you. I hoped there may be pictures of the suture that I experienced. Maybe you could acquire these in the future. I’d be glad to see them.

    I have just found out that I am pregnant again now. I must decide whether to have a stitch again or to trust my body, my cervix that I can carry my child without. I’m not sure if I can take that risk.

    In-competent cervix , what an awful medical term!

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  113. Hi im 28 and check my cervix regularly but it has become very lumpy and rough to the touch I know this cant be normal before it was firm and smooth any ideas what or why it has gone rough and very lumpy

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  114. I found this site through Museum of Sex’s Facebook page, Interesting Idea. But and I really do mean this in a positive way…Whats next? The beautiful Prostate? You really can find anything on the internet whether your looking for it or not. I wonder if you would get the same praise and disgust from people for that? Anyway, good work! Keep it up.

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  115. hi i am a 32 year old had a normal vaginal birth 12 years ago baby born still birth no heart beat detected so they induced labour…i was 8 months far… anyway after that i wasnt trying to concieve nor preventing…anyway recently i was checking my cervix for mucous as im trying to concieve…i was horrified to learn that my cervix opening is right to the far left of the cervix and its opening is like a long slit…and the remaining part is like a long BIG ball…i personally feel that its quite large but the position is weird…a opening on the far left side and the middle and right is empty?? i feel that my cervix was torn during my last birth cause i could feel something like skin folds as the opening was a long slit like…any insight or advice on this?? OR AM I THE ONLY FREAK OF NATURE?? whenever im checking for mucous i can draw from the upper left but none on the right

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  116. Have you considered posting photos of a woman in her 20’s with grade 3 uterine prolapse. It is unusual but it does happen and should be more talked about for the sake of those suffering with it.

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  117. I have just started Fertility Awareness Method and trying to learn how to check my cervix. This website is so enlightening! I am intrigued and interested to see what my own cervix looks like. I am so glad that websites like this exist to educate and celebrate women’s anatomy!

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  118. Can anyone out there help with stenosis of cervix?? I had LEETZ procedure in 2011, and now 3 years later whilst trying to conceive I’m told my cervix has closed over (very irregular periods also) I am now waiting for another procure to “burn a hole” as my gyne said. I can’t seem to find any information about the procedure & I’m concerned it will leave my cervix very weak if I have more work done to it!! Thank you in advance to anyone that could advise me.

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  119. I’m currently 13dpo, I checked my cp earlier today & it was low, hard & closed. My period is supposed to start tomorrow but I have all these pregnancy symptoms. Can you please help. I’m 29 years old

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  120. I love this website. When I first felt my cervix I was terrified because it had never been low enough to feel before and I was sure I had some sort of cyst or prolapse (I’m 16). This gallery reassured me that it is a normal thing to have your body change during your cycle, thank you so much for helping me feel calm and happy about my body :)

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  121. How on earth do you manange to reach your cervix let alone mouch around in there to feel around? I wouldnt be able to reach & i have reasonably long fingers aswel! How often and what are you generally checking for?

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  122. Hi. I am living with Endometriosis. My question is if any that have my particual disese have taken photos to upload here? I love to see that.

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  123. Does anyone have pictures of what the cervix would look like while a mother is breastfeeding or more information about the cervix while nursing?

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  124. The past two times I have put in a tampon it will not go far. The end where the string comes out will be almost sticking out…I am young so this scares me…please help! I am scared. And I know nothing about this type of thing, so…someone please help…

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  126. i am currently on my period and i had just put in my mooncup which i have been using for years when i felt this strange pain around my cervix area?? like suction but also like a bruise kind of a pain?? so i took out my mooncup which was weirdly painful at first then fine and i checked my cervix to see what was going on. i check it relatively often and it normally points basically at my opening if a little back, but this time it was pointing straight at my spine maybe 3 or 4 vertebrae up. i could feel the hard bit behind the cervix because it was in line with the front wall of my vagina and my whole front wall was much more solid and muscular than normal, where it normally feels soft and bladderly. now i just have normal period cramps but when i searched up “cervix facing spine” or “posterior cervix” everything that came was to do with preganancy, i am not pregnant!! i am a virgin!! i am sixteen years old and they didnt teach us this stuff in PSHE??!! someone please help!!

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  127. My first pregnancy I had a miscarrage and my second one I terminated it and now am experiencing coplications smelly n brownish discharges. Abdominal pains what could be wrong with my womb

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I do not offer medical diagnosis or advice here – please contact your doctor to make sure you’re not having an infection or complication.

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