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Cervical ectropion formerly known as false or pseudo-erosion is a condition where the cells lining the cervical canal are spread to the outer cervical surface. Inflammation and cancer are most likely to develop in the transitional zone, but they may not occur at all. The condition is generally asymptomatic.
You may have heard cervical ectropion being called cervical erosion. Despite its name, the cervix is not actually eroding. In the past, it was thought that various types of physical trauma that caused infection might eventually lead to cervical ectropion. The common denominator here is an increase in estrogen levels in the body, which can change or remodel the cervix.
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There are many other conditions that cause these symptoms. Most of them are much more common than cervical cancer. The most common symptom of cervical cancer is bleeding from the vagina at times other than when you're having a period.
Cervical ectropion occurs when there is eversion of the endocervix, exposing the columnar epithelium to the vaginal milieu. It is a benign condition, which is commonly seen on examination of the cervix in adolescents, in pregnancy, and in women taking oestrogen containing contraceptives. In this article, we shall look at the clinical features, investigations and management of cervical ectropion.
Cervical erosionulceration of the lining of the uterine cervix made evident by bright red or pink spots around its opening. The cervix is the part of the uterus womb whose tip projects into the upper region of the vagina. In the earliest stage of erosion, patches of mucous membrane are shed from the cervix.
Cervical ectropion, or cervical ectopy, is when the soft cells glandular cells that line the inside of the cervical canal spread to the outer surface of your cervix. The outside of your cervix normally has hard cells epithelial cells. Where the two types of cells meet is called the transformation zone.
Cervical ectropion also known as cervical erosion is a common finding on routine pelvic examination during the fertile years. The decision to treat or not remains controversial. According to studies in support of routine treatment of cervical erosion, there is a possible relationship between squamous metaplasia and squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix. To determine the prevalence of cervical ectropion and associated risk factors among clients with intra-uterine contraceptive devices IUCDs attending a family planning clinic of a tertiary health institution in Lagos, Nigeria.