Medical Definition of Cervical erosion

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 Erosion

cervical cancer
cervical cap
cervical caps
cervical cerclage
cervical compression syndrome
cervical conisation
cervical cyst
cervical disc herniation
cervical disc syndrome
cervical diverticulum
cervical duct
cervical dystocia
cervical enlargement
cervical enlargement of spinal cord
cervical fibrositis
cervical flexure
cervical fusion syndrome
cervical glands
cervical glands of the uterus
cervical glands of uterus
cervical hydrocele
cervical hygroma
cervical hyperesthesia
cervical iliocostal muscle
cervical interspinal muscle
cervical interspinales muscles
cervical laminectomy

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