Medical Definition of Cervical ulceration

1. A partial or complete absence of the mucosa which normally covers the cervix. These lesions or ulcers, may occur as the result of trauma (for example intercourse, tampon insertion), infection or chemicals (for example spermicidal creams or foams, douches). There appears to be a increased risk of cervical erosion with vaginal use of chemical agents or those with multiple sex partners. Symptoms of cervical erosion include vaginal bleeding and post-coital bleeding. Often there may be no symptoms at all. Erosions or ulcerations of the cervix are generally noted on the pelvic examination and can be an indicator of cervical cancer. For this reason a PAP smear will be recommended. most cervical erosions will heal spontaneously without intervention. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cervical Ulceration

cervical rib syndrome
cervical root syndrome
cervical rotator muscles
cervical segments of spinal cord
cervical sinus
cervical smear
cervical smears
cervical spine
cervical spine fractures
cervical spine fusion
cervical spines
cervical splanchnic nerves
cervical spondylosis
cervical tension syndrome
cervical triangle
cervical vein
cervical vertebra
cervical vertebrae
cervical vertebras
cervical vesicle
cervical zone
cervical zone of tooth
cervicalgia
cervicalis
cervicalis ascendens
cervicectomy
cervices
cervicide
cervicitis

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