Cuello uterino

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El cuello uterino es la parte baja de la matriz (útero). Está localizado en la parte superior de la vagina y mide aproximadamente una pulgada (2.54 cm) de largo. El canal cervical atraviesa el cuello uterino. Esto permite que la sangre de un período menstrual y un bebé (feto) pasen de la matriz hacia la vagina.

El canal cervical también permite que el semen pase de la vagina hacia el útero.

Los padecimientos que pueden afectar el cuello uterino abarcan:

citología vaginal

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