Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Month in the Life of a Cervix

Very nice pictures of a cervix throughout a 33-day cycle.

A word of advice. Because the speculum insertion angle varies from day to day, the best way to orient yourself is to start with Day 29 and use that as your point of reference:


You are looking more or less straight down the vaginal canal. The speculum blades are on top (anterior) and bottom (posterior). On both sides (lateral) you have the somewhat collapsed vaginal wall. Now, notice how the cervix is pointing upward. That's because the uterus is most likely on a downward axis (retroverted). This is just a normal anatomical variant; something like this:

/cervical os

----------------------------- (vaginal axis) <--- camera
/ body of uterus


I also want you to notice the nice pics of the cervical mucus. [Your word for today is: Spinnbarkeit.]


EDA: Pic problem corrected.

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At 4:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

naughty! you hotlinked

Always upload images on other websites to your own host or image site ( for example)

At 5:23 PM, Blogger ema said...

Anon @ 4:52 PM,

It's not so much that I'm naughty as it is, turns out, that I'm a believer in magic (as in you press the "insert pic" Blogger button and, voila, pic magically appears on site).

Let me get up to speed on this hotlinking thing (thank you for the link) and I shall take whatever corrective action is needed.


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