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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Cervicitis (Definition)

inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more


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I have pcos for 3yrs. Last sunday i was diagnosed w/ cervicitis. I had no sexual contact with my fiance since he is overseas. What could be the cause?

I have pcos for 3yrs. Last sunday i was diagnosed w/ cervicitis. I had no sexual contact with my fiance since he is overseas. What could be the cause?

Cervicitis: Cervicitis need not be always due to an infectious agent; often, hormonal variations can cause the otherwise well lubricated cervical os and upper vagina to undergo changes in texture, thickness, and moisture content. Give your gynecologist a call to explain his findings and, given your history of pcos, recommend a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis happen only to those with sexual contact?

No: While having multiple sexual partners represents a risk factor, sexual contact is not necessary in order to develop cervicitis. After menarche, there is frequently bacterial overgrowth in the vagina that can lead to acute and chronic inflammation. The majority of women have some degree of chronic cervicitis. ...Read more

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Should I stop having sexual intercourse while I have cervicitis?

Should I stop having sexual intercourse while I have cervicitis?

Yes: Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix. It may also be caused by an infection. Most of the time it is asymptomatic. Sexual intercourse may delay the healing or aggaravate an ongoing inflammation from trauma to the cervix while having sex. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with cervicitis. How long should I abstain from having sexual intercourse?

I was diagnosed with cervicitis. How long should I abstain from having sexual intercourse?

No abstinence needed: Cervicitis is a nonspecific inflammation of the cervix. It is usually not due to any type of infection. It also does not need to be treated as long as there were no signs of infection and cultures are negative. Therefore, no abstinence needed. ...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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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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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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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