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Cervical Cancer Cervicitis
Inflammation vs. ca: Cervicitis means inflammation of the cervix, due to infection such as gonorrhea or chlamydia (sexually transmitted infections). These infections do not cause cancer and are fully treatable with correct antibiotics cervical cancer is caused by the hpv (human papilloma virus) which is also a sexually transmitted infection. In most patient it goes away on its own but in some it may cause cancer. ...Read more
Low and zero: Cervicitis is often unexplained but folks have looked at the various risk factors and bacterial vaginosis isn't up there, so i doubt it. To cause cancer, something has to actually get into the genes or greatly accelerate turnover and "bv" just isn't going to do this, statistical link or no. Stop worrying. Cervicitis we can treat; cervical cancer we can prevent / treat with due vigilance. ...Read more
Yes: Early stages of cervical cancer will more than likely have not symptoms. The earlies symptoms may be post coital (after sex) bleeding. There may be a discharge and it could be foul. Frank bleeding may occur with frank cervical cancer. One may have some utering cramping and a feeling of pelvic fullness with more advance cancer. Don't let it get that far, get yearly pap smears and gyn exams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is more likely to be due to cervicitis or cervical erosion. However it is prudent to see your doctor so that whatever is the cause of bleeding, it needs to be addressed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Likely infection: Vaginitis or cervicitis ( inflammation on the vaginal canal wall or inflammation on the cervix) would give the same exact symptomsi.Ie..- vaginal discharge, redness, itchiness/ inflammation etc. Thiis's likely caused by infection ( bacteria, yeast) , chemical irritant (douche, soap ) etc.See you gynecologist for examination. Dont forget to do a pap smear to screen for cervical cancer- as recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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