cervical erosion


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erosion

 [e-ro´zhun]
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.

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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Causes of abnormal vaginal discharge depending on speculum and microscopic examination Type of Cause of discharge Number (%) of vaginal women smear Normal Physiological 081 (14.36) Cervical erosion 101 (17.91) Cervicitis 060 (10.64) PID 021 (03.72) Vaginitis * Bacterial vaginosis 220 (39.01) Candidiasis 043 (07.62) Trichomonal vaginitis 038 (06.74) Total 564 (100) * 10 had cervical erosion, 4 had cervicitis and 3 had pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID) along with vaginitis.
The most common clinical findings were cervical erosion (58% in rural and 57% in urban women), followed by cervical inflammation (25% and 28% respectively).
% Cervical erosion 230 57.5% 116 58% 114 57% Cervical inflammation 106 24.5% 50 25% 56 28% Cervical hypertrophy 36 09% 22 11% 16 8% Healthy cervix 26 6.5% 12 6% 14 7% Table-7: Histological interpretation of pap smears Cytodiagnosis Total (400) Rural (200) Urban (200) No.
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.
Significant proportion of women had cervical erosions in study subjects (8%) as compared to control subjects (1.25%).