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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

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Chlamydia Infection (Definition)

Chlamydia infection is a sexually transmitted infection caused by a bacteria. Genital symptoms include burning on urination, vaginal or penile discharge, pain with sexual intercourse or no symptoms at all. In many patients without symptoms, chlamydial infections can spread upwards into the abdomen and cause serious complications due to scarring. Newborns can acquire chlamydial eye infection from birth ...Read more


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What are the tip-offs that you might have mucopurulent cervicitis?

Greenish discharge: Mucopurulent cervicitis means an inflammatory process of the cervix which is the organ that produces mucus. Usually a yellowish or greenish discharge indicates the presence of white blood cells and therefore pus or purulent changes. ...Read more

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Could mucopurulent cervicitis only come from stds?

Could mucopurulent cervicitis only come from stds?

Mucopurulent: cervicitis is often associated with chlamydia or gonorrhea. I don't know if there are non- STD causes. Sorry, that I could not provide you with a definitive answer. Hopefully one of the Infectious Disease Doctors will also see this question and provide enlightenment. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if mucopurulent cervicitis only comes from stds?

Can you tell me if mucopurulent cervicitis only comes from stds?

Not always an STD: The causes of mucopurulent cervicitis (or cervicitis in general) remain largely unknown. STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes can do it, and sometimes trichomonas. HPV probably isn't a cause, but HPV of the cervix can look like cervicitis. So STD testing is always necessary, but reults usually are negative. ...Read more

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Is mucopurulent cervicitis spread only through sex, or are there other ways as well?

Probably other ways: Sometimes it's due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually-transmitted, but most often we don't have a clue why it happens since neither microbe can be cultured and antibiotics often don't help. ...Read more

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My local health department said i had mucopurulent cervicitis but i tested negative for all STDs & post. For bv. Could i be misdiagnosed with mpc?

My local health department said i had mucopurulent cervicitis but i tested negative for all STDs & post. For bv. Could i be misdiagnosed with mpc?

Yes: The diagnosis could be wrong, but not all cases of cervicitis are due to stds, and not all std tests are 100% sensitive. Continue the treatment regimen they gave you (antibiotics?). ...Read more

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What are the odds that my cervicitis might have been due to chlamydia or gonorrhea?

Very possible: The infectious etiologies for cervicitis (mostly due to sexually transmitted diseases) are more common than non-infectious ones. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are very common and many cases are underreported or not diagnosed. For additional details see http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/253402-overview#a0199. ...Read more

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MD suspects chlamydia despite (-) testing? What tells her to highly suspect it? My gf tested - for chlamyd/gonno. Y do I take dose? Gf has cervicitis

MD suspects chlamydia despite (-) testing? What tells her to highly suspect it? My gf tested - for chlamyd/gonno. Y do I take dose? Gf has cervicitis

Here are some ...: Apparently, you have been advised to receive empirical Rx for both so to minimize the odd of partner cross-over reinfection; in practice, it's reasonable. Of note, 75% of females and 50% of males with chlamydia infection are asymptomatic. So, bear with it and work closely with Doc at this time. If you indeed have concern, ask Doc directly as needed. ...Read more

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HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

HOW long does it tAke foR chLamydia to cause cervicitis?

Within a few days: STD's can show up within s few days to weeks. Cervix iris is PID, a complicTion quite serious. Treat promptly as can cause infertility ...Read more

Chlamydia (Definition)

Chlamydia is a curable sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. This bacteria infects mucous membranes of the urethra, vagina, cervix, anus, rectum, eyelid, and throat. Chlamydia may be asymptomatic but some patients experience pain or burning during urination, nausea, fever, vaginal discharge, ...Read more


Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Cervicitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more