Welcome to Beautiful Cervix Project

**This site contains photos of a cervix**

**View at your discretion**

Please use the navigation bar to the right to view an overview of the project and the photos.

This project has touched my heart.  I have greatly appreciated all the positive feedback and personal stories people have shared.  Yay empowerment and healing and connection!  Thank you all.

Please check back soon as I hope to have photos of more women’s cervices posted as volunteers send them in.

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156 thoughts on “Welcome to Beautiful Cervix Project

  1. And while we’re at it, the instrument of rape known as the speculum was invented by a doctor who tortured women by experimenting on them. We don’t know much about the victims, they had no last names, they were slaves. Anarca, or Anarcha was her name, may God bless her soul.

    I will not dignify the name of the man who called himself a “doctor”, the father of gynecology. A sick heartless monster, who preyed-on the helpless.

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    Bro to the world Reply:

    The speculum is NOT an instrument of rape. It must, though, be used with the absolute spiritual, emotional, and physically comfort of the woman. Ideally, with a family member or friend that she trusts in the room.

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  2. thank you so much for doing this. i am 36, have given vaginal birth twice, and never really thought much about my cervix. i have been experiencing much strange bleeding lately (i have a bicornuate uterus, so this is not unusal, but happening more often of late) and decided to feel around up there to see what was going on up there, and felt my cervix. i had never been able to feel it so easily before and it freaked me out! as your pics show, it changes significantly and as you said yourself, can be felt in a lower position at different times, and so now i feel normal again.

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  4. This project should be a mandatory class for us women, very informative. I have to pass your site to my closes friends. I’m the type that likes to obtain a wealth of knowledge especially when it comes to this topic. After reading/viewing all of your age groups, those prego/post-prego, and nullparous cervical many cervixes vary in ways but resemble. But what if one who had normal paps and considered to be a healthy cervix doesn’t resemble most of the photos in the posted projects? Are there good resources/other studies that I can read/view that would help explain? I’d like to hear your comments.

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  5. I had a cervical biopsy today, I feel stressed! Thank you for the pics
    It did make me feel better. Had an irregular pap, said I had HPV, there
    is always fear with the unknown. I will see if I can get my pic for your site.
    It really makes you feel better to talk about it and see that your cervix looks almost like everyone else’s. Thanks again

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  6. This Beautiful Cervix Project is a very nice interesting. Sometimes you don’t know if your vaginal discharge are normal and you have any reference of what is supposed to be normal. Thanks for that very informative and useful site !

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  7. SO beautiful.. Thank u so much for posting this pics.. i have surely gained so much information through this site. I m TTC and i m so pleased to know what actually is happening in there..

    Keep up the good work.

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  9. I just want to say that I absolutely LOVE this site. I have been looking for something like this and have failed to find it until now! Please please keep this site up and somehow extend the picture research. This helped me so much!! I was worried that I felt some rough texture on my cervix when doing a daily examination. I was eased to find that some healthy cervix’s also have “rough” skin.

    Anyway, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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  11. Glad I stumbled across this website, it’s fantastic.
    My doctor told me I have an inverted cervix when he was doing a pap smear, what is the difference? Do you have any photos of this?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sorry, I rely on volunteers for my photos – let me know if you want to subit a photo of your cervix :)

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  12. I find this site amazing, I was able to see my cervix when I was 20 because the gyno said it was a “good cervix” and used a colposcope to show some students what it looked like (after permission of course). I’m not sure what day of my cycle it was, but it was on day where there was little cevical fluid – I remember it was clear though.
    Anyway, this is a wonderful and informative site – very in tune with what our youth should know about themselves today. Thanks!

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  13. Wow, I can’t believe I have only just found your site. It is good quality, open information like this that provide women with the ability to learn about their bodies. We need more things like this. It is a very bold, important project so keep up the good work. :-)

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  14. I am in college finishing my LPN program and one of my instructors suggested this site. I am so glad I came to check it out. We see pictures in our books, but this is the real thing…I always wondered what my OB was looking at under that sheet…LOL

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  15. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for putting this website together!

    Getting to see what my gyno sees is amazing and very educational.

    I came across this site while looking for decent pictures of the interior of the vagina, which I haven’t found yet but this is probably what I would look for next.

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  16. THIS SITE IS AWESOME!!! ITS LIKE A SCIENCE PROJECT. ITS REALLY COOL AND VERY INFORMATIONAL. I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOUR SITE GROWS!!!! AND YOU GET THE FUNDS YOU NEED I LOVE THIS SITE.

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  17. So now I know! Cool, hopefully we will get pregnante this time now that I know what I am looking for and feeling for. This site is so awesome!!

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  18. hi i was wondering about the direction at your cervix shoud face when i lay on my back with my bottom tilted to the roof my cervix seem to point towards the floor… is this normal???

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    There are no ‘shoulds.’ The uterus/cervix can point in different directions depending on the women’s pelvic anatomy, her time in the cycle, and the position of her uterus. The uterus is suspended by ligaments in the pelvis and is not in a fixed position. My uterus is tipped backward (retroflexed), so you may notice that the cervix is pointing upwards in some photos. This is an anatomical variation that is present in about 20-30% of the population, and is most often a genetic trait. It means that the body of the uterus lies more towards my back than over my bladder. Sounds like you have an anteverted uterus.

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    Nicola Jane Lynch Reply:

    Just found out my cervix are tilted away up 2 the left hand side towards the back. Ouch went for smear the othr day & nurse 8 smears later & couldnt locate my cervix? So had 2 make an app 2 see a Dr, So i thought i was goin for bad news as having abnormal cells before when i was 21yr old im 37 just turned,& stupidly put of the smear for yr,s,Eventually the Dr 3 or 4 seperate smear tests later found them as she was able 2 examine me, They seem 2 b away 2 the left hand side but tucked up beside my tilted whom away 2 the back?. Wat an expierence as nevr b4 had a prob getn a smear. Between the time of treatment i had 2 burn the abnormal cells away I hav had 4 pregnancys which i had 2 miscarrages & 2 Stillborns as which no answers just 1 of they things Dr says, I was bleeding so heavy & passing clots the size of palm of my hand throughout the 4 pregnancys, but the hospital kept on sending me home! Do u think that this is the reasons 2 why i cannot carry full term? Tilted whom & now cervix? Im waiting on the results for smear & im terrified, Jst found this site & it,s great as iv learnt a bit more.Another thing after delivering my last stillborn (my baby Teri)@ Home the placenta aftr injection didnt pass so i was booked in for a d&c the next morning,I delivered baby early hr,s tht morning, So went 2 hospital for a d&c & 2 get the placenta rwemoved they asked my partner at the time & I if we cld go a walk they had no beds! This hospital was due for closing Simpsons in Edinburgh Scotland. So my partner lost it & shouted she has given birth 2 a dead baby u hav her standing here with woman in labour & who had jst had baby,s so get her a bed!Cut a long story short instead of a d&c she got me in the smear position & had me giving big coughs & put her hand ther & pulled it out ouch!! Could she hav damaged my cervix or whom, as why is this happening 23 me now wen nevr had a problem a smear always uncomfortable but in & out, Not this time. Iv heard all scary stuff bcoz i hav lower back pain a hysterectomy may b in need? I no how u feel lov, & would b gratefull now tht im setting an account up for this page that i may get some help/answers?& Thankyou so much i dnt feel alone after seeing this page.

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  19. I’ am not usually this open minded about the amount of information giving across the internet. After being forced to retire not knowing what to do yet as it may the wife knew you are going back to school which in-turn will keep you out of my way around the house you will learn something new, the field of choice would you believe it Information Technology Network Security after learning as much as I could and still to this day trying to keep myself updated on the latest information, news, and resources out there, I have to admit yours site is the first that I have seen with the amount of graphical and detailed information giving as not to offend anyone according to the law **View at your discretion**. This site should be used and recommended to other agencies within the information and resource offer through education. Thank You.

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  20. I have been having pain during sex and also just lower stomach pain in general. It was confirmed as a cervical issue but I was not informed of what could be causing it. The infection tests came back negative but doctor did not tell me anything else but to change positions. That has helped but I still get some pain. I started having sex with my boyfriend in September 2010 and the pain began in January 2011. It is now mid-August 2011. What could be the problem?

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  21. Thank you for this site. As a women entering menopause – or finishing perimenopause – the images helped. I’m headed to the doctor to ask questions and describe “stuff” to her. Your site helped me find the words to do that right.

    Peace.

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  22. Wonderful site. I was wondering if it is possible to take pics of an anteverted uterus, where the cervix is in normal position and pics of a retroeverted uterus (tilted, tipped uterus), where cervix is in the opposite of the norm. I have a tipped uterus and have questions about the position of it and how it effects reproduction and such.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Age 25 entire cycle is a retroverted uterus. From what I have read, this is just a variation of normal and does not affect reproduction.

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  23. Hi. Let me start by saying a big ” Thank you ” for this website, and wish you all the very best in your studies. I had a scare of Cin III a couple of years ago, and Im afraid its come back, after the usual amounts of treatment. So I have started the research again, today as woke up with bleeding after finishing my period just over a week ago, to find out more. The dr who performed my walkin-walk-out was wonderful, but didnt answer all questions I had, at the time. Research is wonderfull….
    Never even knew thats why I had smear tests in the first place, Im 41 years old and its taken me this long to understand it all… Anyway another big thank you, and good luck with everything.. Inspirational.

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  25. Hi, my name is Monica and i have been struggling with inderstanding my cervix and infection. i was told i had BV(bacterical Vaginitios)..a few months back and never got a test to say if it has cleared up or not well, now i am having a discharge that is white and a little chunky, also my outer lips itch. and i dont know if it is normal or not. i think it is yeast but i could be wrong. do you have any pictures of these avaliable?….i would really like to know what is normal discharge.

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    We all have yeast living in our healthy vaginas at all times. When there is an imbalance, there can be more copious white discharge. If your outer lips itch, it suggests there may be an imbalance of yeast. Here is more information and natural remedies for balancing the vaginal ecosystem. If you are very concerned, contact your practitioner:

    http://www.fwhc.org/health/yeast.htm

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  26. i love your website , i have a really weird question to ask, i fear getting pregnant again to soon , what does it mean when your cervix is high open and soft ? i haven’t gotten my period and its late. i dont know to think or do , please help.
    a big fan
    yvette

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Soft, high and open cervix is how the cervix feels when a woman is in her fertile phase or is pregnant. It means the cervix may feel soft like lips and be deeper in the vagina than during a non-fertile phase. This is in relation to how it feels at other times during the cycle, so it helps to check your cervix with your finger and have a baseline of what is normal for you. If your period is late, I’d take a pregnancy test to confirm or rule out pregnancy. Good luck!

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  27. hi! this site is amazing. Nothing like it online, and i have looked everywhere. Recently, I was diagnosed with CIN 3 and had a LEEP/LETZ. the margins were not clear and I am going in now for a cold knife cone biopsy….I would love if there was a page on your site for this procedure….any chance of that?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I rely on volunteers to submit photos, so I’d happily create a page if someone photographed this procedure.

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  28. HELLO

    Im bit worried but want to know if its normal, when i put my finger in my vagina to feel the cervix, i can feel round like soft cushion and dimple in the middle but i can feel something like very tiny lump size like half 1 of rice seed next to dimple, what is it? i had it for 4-5 years and the size is still the same and no pain

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Most likely it is a Nabothian cyst. Check out: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002482/

    You might want to get a speculum and check it out yourself – it could be a polyp, too – or make an appt with your gyn practitioner to check it out.

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  30. I really appreciated finding this website. I struggle with a unhealthy fear of stds and a changing vaginal environment since getting a IUD. These pictures made me realize that what has been happening inside my vagina is not abnormal, just new and different. Thank you!

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  31. i have a question that im concerned about. i have a paragard iud in my uterus and ive been diagnosed with a bladder, urethra, and uterus prolapse. i am not sure but can the copper iud puncture my uterus? or do you know where i can look to get more information? thank you in advance.

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  32. Do you have any images of a patulous cervix? I have been told I have one and would like to see what they look like. This was after examination by fertility specialist 3 months after I delivered stillborn twins at 23 weeks and 6 days. Medical opinion seems to think that I may not have had an incompetent cervix but may have opened due to prolonged bleeding from a low lying placenta. Thanks for reading my query. Marion

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    Sorry I don’t – I rely on volunteers for my photos, so if you want to submit, I’d welcome that!

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  33. Fantastic site !!!!!!!
    I’m 7 dpo today and since last night my cervix has been higher than ever iv already ovulated so I know it’s not that and it also feels more like a upside down ice-cream cone not pointy but defiantly not it’s usual bulby type . An it’s super closed . Iv had some typical pregnancy symptoms last two days but it’s defently a quite month this month I’m usually tortured around now with every intense af symptom possible . Iv had two kiddies already both natural births so fingers crossed that it’s number three as my os is tightly closed :) I’m comparing mine to one of the gallery ones and it looks promising ;) .
    Can’t rave enOugh about this site .

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