Cervical erosion | definition of cervical erosion by Medical dictionary
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an eating or gnawing away; a shallow or superficial ulceration; in dentistry, the wasting away or loss of substance of a tooth by a chemical process that does not involve known bacterial action. adj., adj ero´sive.
cervical erosion destruction of the squamous epithelium of the vaginal portion of the cervix, due to irritation and later ulceration.
Etymology: L, cervix + erodere, to consume
a condition in which the squamous epithelium of the cervix is abraded as a result of irritation caused by infection or trauma such as childbirth and replaced by columnar epithelium.
cervical erosion Cervical ulceration Gynecology A partial or complete loss of the cervical mucosa Etiology CA, trauma–eg, coitus–especially with multiple partners, tampon insertion, infection, chemicals–eg, spermicidal creams or foams, douche Clinical Vaginal or post-coital bleeding Diagnosis Colposcopy, Bx Prognosis Spontaneous healing without intervention
cervical erosion An inaccurate term for the normal extension of the inner lining of the womb out on to the usually smooth and lighter-coloured membrane covering the mouth of the cervix.
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The term "erosion" means that the tender cells lining the neck of the womb have formed a rather delicate and fragile rim around its opening and, though most women with cervical erosion
have few symptoms, it may bleed when touched.
So Angela wasn't perturbed when she was told she was suffering from cervical erosion