Causes of Cervical Erosion
Cervical erosion is believed to be a response to high levels of circulationg oestrogen in the body. Estrogen levels may be high at different times in a woman's life.
Cervical Erosion is a very common finding during pregnancy - believed to be due to the high levels of estrogen levels in the body at that time.
It can cause mild bleeding during pregnancy, usually during sexual intercourse when the penis touches the cervix.
The erosion disappears spontaneously 3 - 6 months after childbirth.
In Women on Birth Control Pills
All birth control pills contain the hormones, estrogen and progesterone in different strengths. Cervical er0sion is more common in women taking pills with a high level of estrogen.
Cervical erosion is found in at least 1/3rd of all female babies. It tends to disappear during childhood. Many researchers believe that this is a response to the maternal estrogen that the babies are subjected to while still in the uterus. The erosion disappears as the influence decreases.
In Women on Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT)
HRT in menopause mainly consists of replacement of estrogen in the body through pills, patches, creams etc. This estrogen can cause cervical erosion.
In Postmenopausal Women not on HRT
Cervical erosion is rarely seen in women after the menopause as the level of estrogen in the blood is very low.