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Can cervicitis cause infertility? Will it be cured? What is the main cause? Can I still have children?

Can cervicitis cause infertility? Will it be cured? What is the main cause? Can I still have children?

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 gyn exam at this time. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Cervicitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more


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I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

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 ...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?

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?

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 different 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?

What sort of disease is cervicitis?

Inflammation: Cervicitis simply means inflammation of the cervix. This could be from yeast or from an 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 an 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

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With cervicitis what else should I be looking for?

With cervicitis what else should I be looking for?

Depends: You may feel cramping or vague pain in your lower belly; or notice a funny vaginal discharge, painful peeing or bleeding between periods. You may not have any symptoms at all because sometimes women don't have any signs. This is why we screen sexually active young women 25 years old and younger. ...Read more

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I would like notes or content regarding cervicitis?

I would like notes or content regarding cervicitis?

Don't understand: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervicitis?

What is the definition or description of: cervicitis?

Cervicitis: Inflammation, whether chronic, acute or mixed of the cervix uteri. These can be from non specific causes (as benign as recent inter course or bacterial vaginosis) as well as from more concerning mechanisms such as sexually transmitted infection (eg, chlamydia, etc). ...Read more

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Does cervicitis makes you sterile?

Not per se: Cervicitis may be a contributory factor but is unlikely to cause sterility by itself. It is treatable and should be treated. ...Read more

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Will cervicitis kill me?

Not likely: It cannot kill you but can make your life miserable. There is a possibility that the infection will progress to tuboovarian abscess then sepsis with very high mortality rate. So the best thing to do is get it treated asap. Please see your ob/gyn if you have any gyn problems. ...Read more

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Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

No: Cervicitis is an infection. You can't get it from masturbating. ...Read more

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Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Possibly: Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, usually caused by a bacterial infection of the cervix. It can cause spotting and an unusual discharge. It is often treated with antibiotics. It can come back, but you will probably need an examination to know for sure. ...Read more

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How to follow up a case of chronic cervicitis?

No definite rule: Chronic cervicitis usually has noninfectious cause such as mechanical (eg trauma from surgery or from objects such as tampon, diaphragm, pessary, iud) or chemical irritation (eg douches, latex 'from condoms', vaginal creams/gels). Removing the inciting agent is usually the treatment. If it is asymptomatic and is found on biopsy or pap no treatment is necessary. Freezing (Cryotherapy) may help. ...Read more

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Does practicing safe sex reduce chances of cervicitis?

Does practicing safe sex reduce chances of cervicitis?

Condoms Work: Condoms can be up to 98% effective at preventing sexually transmitted diseases when used correctly. It should be noted that barrier methods like condoms are the only contraception shown to reduce the spread of stds. Practicing safe sex reduces the number of STDs and thereby reduces the chances of getting cervicitis. ...Read more

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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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How long do it take cervicitis to cure when taking medication?

How long do it take cervicitis to cure when taking medication?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the cervicitis. More information is needed to answer this properly. ...Read more

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How long after taking medication for cervicitis should I feel better?

How long after taking medication for cervicitis should I feel better?

Cervicitis: It depends on the severity and the nature of medication used. Usually within a week. ...Read more

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I have cervicitis and sores, I'm really scared that it's herpes. But they aren't painful and don't itch really.?

I have cervicitis and sores, I'm really scared that it's herpes. But they aren't painful and don't itch really.?

See a doctor.: Herpes appear in clusters and usually are very painful. Herpes can not be cured but it can be suppressed. Taking acyclovir can significantly prevent your partner from getting herpes also. If the lesions are active they can be cultured. If they go away, there are blood tests that can show if you have the antibody to Herpes. You should see a doctor for further diagnosis before having sex. ...Read more

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Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Is cervicitis sexually transmitted?

Not necessarily: Cervicitis is simply an inflammation of the cervix. It could be inflammed for many different reasons. Std's are some causes. There are more benign causes of cervicitis though that are not sexually transmitted. If concerned, see your pcp or gyn physician. ...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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Cervicitis diagnosed at my gyn visit. Wth?

Cervicitis diagnosed at my gyn visit. Wth?

Depends: Usually, cervicitis...Inflammation of the cervix, has an easily detectable cause, such as bacterila vaginosis, yeast infections, gonorrhea, trichomonas, etc. If not, it can be cultured. Exam is almost always needed, unless you want to try treating a guess. ...Read more