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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
154 doctors shared insights

Cervicitis (Overview)

inflammation of the cervix.


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What sort of disease is cervicitis?

What sort of disease is cervicitis?

Inflammation: Cervicitis simply means inflammation of the cervix. This could be from yeast or from a std (bacterial or viral). It would take cultures and/or a biopsy to know which. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
154 doctors shared insights

Cervicitis (Overview)

inflammation of the cervix.


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How long after taking doxycycline can cervicitis symptoms persist?

How long after taking doxycycline can cervicitis symptoms persist?

Varies: The symptoms may not be entirely due to the active infection but can also come from the damage incurred during the infection. A test of cure is important if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What can Leucocytes & clue cells & milky white discharge throughout the Vag be a sign of besides BV, Cervicitis,Trich, Gonn& Yeast? Been treated for all

What can Leucocytes & clue cells & milky white discharge throughout the Vag be a sign of besides BV, Cervicitis,Trich, Gonn& Yeast? Been treated for all

Vaginitis: Usually the above in combination is associated with bacterial vaginitis. You may have a resistant bacterium that is not responding to treatment. Leukocytes (inflammatory cells) by themselves may be a sign of desquamative vaginitis. If you live in Philadelphia I recommend follow up with Dr Paul Nyirjesy who specialized in vaginitis ...Read more

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What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

Vaginitis: Most commonly, cervicitis is the result of an infection, although it can also be caused by injury or irritation (as a reaction to the chemicals in douches and contraceptives, for example, or a forgotten tampon).
The three most common infectious causes of cervicitis are chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomonas. All three are considered sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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In june I was diagnose with cervicitis I got antibiotics. Now yesterday my period finish my vagina hurts a burn. Wat can this be.

In june I was diagnose with cervicitis I got antibiotics. Now yesterday my period finish my vagina hurts a burn. Wat can this be.

Candidal vaginitis: Cannot diagnose you without seeing and examining you, but having taken antibiotics, secondary yeast infection is very possible. See your doctor and get diagnosed and treated asap/. ...Read more

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My pap smear test results are neg, but also says cervicitis my obg, says I repeat test in 6mths, should I have a 2nd opinion?As I am trying to conceive

My pap smear test results are neg, but also says cervicitis my obg, says I repeat test in 6mths, should I have a 2nd opinion?As I am trying to conceive

Yes: There is no need to repeat a pap smear unless it's abnormal. Cervicitis is treated with antibiotics and cervical infections can be evaluated for quickly without the need for waiting six months. First ask your doctor to explain the reasoning for their plan as they may provide informantion that would make it reasonable to wait. However, if you are uncomfortable with the plan seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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What are the tests for mucopurulent cervicitis?

What are the tests for mucopurulent cervicitis?

Gram stain/gono/chla: If a woman has signs of this, like bleeding or high white blood cells on gram stain, she should be tested further. Patients who have mucopurulent cervicitis should be tested for c. Trachomatis and for n. Gonorrhoeae with the most sensitive and specific test available. It must be noted that mucopurulent cervicitis is not a sensitive for these infections, indeed most of these women don't have mpc. ...Read more

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How doest the doctor know if you have cervicitis?

Usually discharge: Cervicitis means "inflammation of the cervix". This can result from infectious causes (such as a std) or from non-infectious causes (such as ectropion, where the inside part of the cervix sticks out a little, which often happens in pregnancy). Inflammation in the cervix causes discharge, so you should follow-up with your doctor to ensure that any infection is treated. ...Read more

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I just recently had the paragard IUD put in. A week later and now I have cervicitis. Could the paragard cause cervicitis? And I've been with the same man.

I just recently had the paragard IUD put in. A week later and now I have cervicitis. Could the paragard cause cervicitis? And I've been with the same man.

Possible : Cervicitis is just inflammation of the cervix. The paragard is actually in the uterus so it shouldn't affect the cervix at this point. It's possible the cervix got inflamed when it was placed but this should be temporary. ...Read more

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If my papsmear results showed coccobacilli and nonspecific moderate inflammation, this mean its cervicitis?

It might: Cervicitis means inflammation of the cervix, but "non-specific" means the cause of the inflammation was not evident from the tests that were done. Not all types of cervicitis require treatment, as it may resolve with time. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervicitis?

How can I treat cervicitis?

Depends: Cervicitis can be acute or chronic, it can be due to infection by virus, fungus, bacteria, or nonspecific. The treatment will depend on the cause of the cervicitis. You need to have a gyn evaluation to guide the treatment. ...Read more

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Can UTI lead into cervicitis if not treated right away?

Can UTI lead into cervicitis if not treated right away?

No: Uti usually means cystitis, this can result in a kidney infection if not treated, but not cervicitis, an inflammation or infection of the cervix. ...Read more

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Hi I ve had BV and cervicitis in the past I was wondering if treating my BV could be a result of cervicitis also can cervicitis go away on its own or do I have to seek medical treatment every time how do I know if I have a sensitive cervix what causes cer

BV/cervicitis: Treating BV is not the cause of cervicitis, cervicitis can be caused by gonorrhea, chlamydia, ureaplasma, mycolplasma genitalium or viral infection, and treatment is needed to get rid of these organisms, reccurent infections can be due to re-exposure or inadequate treatment. ...Read more

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Sir, please give me the better treatment for chronic cervicitis with squamous metaplasia.

Your gynecologist ca: Seek help from your gynecologist.
Chronic cervicitis is self limiting, so no immediate treatment is needed. Just get your pap smear done once yearly and as long as it does not have any abnormal cells in cytology, nothing to worry about for the time being. ...Read more

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Can a papsmear reading of unspecific moderate inflammation and clue cells present be cured? Cervicitis be cured?

Yes: Generally this can be treated and resolved, but that also depends upon the cause and the specific therapy employed. Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of chronic cervicitis, when all your STD screens are negative?

How do you get rid of chronic cervicitis, when all your STD screens are negative?

Cauterization: You should discuss the matter with your doctor and see if chemical of thermal cauterization may be indicated. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my cervicitis until I can see a doctor?

First, see a doctor: It may not be cervicitis, but a host of other conditions. See a gyn doctor first before trying "grocery or drug store" remedies. ...Read more

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Biopsy results from colopscopy= yes chronic cervicitis, no dysplasia. Due to positive high risk hpv. Will abstinence clear the chronic cervicitis?

Biopsy results from colopscopy= yes chronic cervicitis, no dysplasia. Due to positive high risk hpv. Will abstinence clear the chronic cervicitis?

No, unless HPV is: Treated & eradicated. Certain strains of hpv are closely linked with cervical cancer. As long as the hpv is present, cervicitis may continue, dysplasia may develop, & cervical cancer may result. See gyn for treatment options. Good luck. Partner(s) also need to be checked & treated for hpv. ...Read more

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What's effective for helping to prevent cervicitis?

Condoms: Cervicitis is most commonly caused by gonorrhea or chlamydia; both are sexually transmitted infections. Only condoms of abstinence will reduce your risk of contracting one of these infections. ...Read more

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How's cervicitis cured?

Treat cause/depends.: It is very hard to say if this is cured, especially with the major causes of gonorrhea and chlamydia. If these are the causes, treatment is with the appropriate antibiotics. If the cause is not infectious, like an iud, removal should help. If it's from allergic reaction to spermicides, etc. These should be avoided or tapered, or a different brand used. Even with abx rx. This can persist. ...Read more

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How is cervicitis detected?

Testing: Cervicitis may be detected by culture or biopsy of the cervix. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervicitis?

Depends: Cervicitis can be acute or chronic, it can be due to infection by virus, fungus, bacteria, or nonspecific. The treatment will depend on the cause of the cervicitis. You need to have a gyn evaluation to guide the treatment. ...Read more

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How is cervicitis diagnosed?

How is cervicitis diagnosed?

Exam/tests: Cervicitis is diagnosed by physical exam to see if the cervix appears inflamed and by obtaining cultures from the discharge present. Cervicitis can be caused by the STDs Chlamydia and Gonorrhea or can be "polymicrobial" meaning caused by several bacteria. Please see your doctor for exam, diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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What are cervicitis symptoms like?

What are cervicitis symptoms like?

May be none: There may be no symptoms to discharge, spotting, bleeding after sex etc. You may consult this site for more info:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cervicitis/basics/symptoms/CON-20026738
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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

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What sort of disease is cervicitis?

Inflammation: Cervicitis simply means inflammation of the cervix. This could be from yeast or from a std (bacterial or viral). It would take cultures and/or a biopsy to know which. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cervicitis?

Discharge, spotting: Many cases of cervicitis cause no symptoms at all. When symptoms are present, the most common is increased vaginal discharge, and sometimes blood spotting, especially after sex. When caused by STDs like gonorrhea and chlamydia, there may be pain or discomfort on urination as well. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my cervicitis go away?

Depends on cause: More important, you also may have been exposed to other pathogens, which can be devastating. It you do not have access to primary care or a urologist. Check into a public health clinic. ...Read more

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If you have cervicitis would you be really sick?

No: It's very common and generally a non-problem. We report it as a finding in case the lady has symptoms or may be having trouble becoming a mother. ...Read more

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What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

Multiple things: Multiple sex partners, unclean dildoes, repeated vaginal infections, and poor vulvar hygiene all make cervicitis more likely. ...Read more