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can infertility be caused by chronic cervicitis?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
38 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Chronic cervicitis is an inflammation that can obstruct the cervix, blocking sperm. It can be treated with antibiotics. Insemination is often useful to bypass the obstruction.
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
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Dr. Matthew Wilson
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Depends on what caused the chronic cervicitis. Often this is caused by an infection. Long term or under-treated bacterial cervicitis is associated with infertility as the infection can ascend to the fallopian tubes and thereby cause infertility.
Answered on Jul 7, 2015

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Dr. Azen Jukic
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Unlikely: Cervicitis by itself is unlikely to cause such complications, but cervicitis can be a sign of other problems in that region. You need a comprehensive ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Unknown, because: Cervicitis likely does not make you infertile. No link is established, sounds like big time rumor.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Not really: Please go to your gynea and you will get a specific reliable answer. It is not true that once you have cervicitis, you are sterile
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