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A 18-year-old female asked:

Do you know anything about this? i'm pregnant, and i went t my doctors apt. last week and she did a pap- smear. she said there was a smell and bacteria inside of it that could be treated with a five day prescription. she said it was a cervix something. do

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
She : She probably said it was a cervicitis, which is another way to describe inflammation of the cervix due to a bacterial vaginosis. The five day treatment is with Metronidazole vaginal cream also known as metro-gel. If you are unclear about a diagnosis given or want more information, don't hesitate to call your doctor. A nurse can usually answer your questions; if not your doctor will. Good luck with your pregnancy!
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Vaginal infection: Translating your question into "medical English", your MD assessed your pregnancy and did a test for cervical cancer(Pap smear). She found evidence of a vaginal bacterial infection and treated it with antibiotics. the infection may have involved the cervix (cervicitis) which may have had adverse consequences for your developing pregnancy if the infection had gone inside to the uterus.(womb).

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Last updated Jun 15, 2019

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