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Cervix Disorders

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

- 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