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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
Happens all the time: Yes -- this happens a lot. Possible causes of cervicitis include gonorrhea and chlamydia, but most are not caused by known bacteria -- and only bacteria respond to antibioticss Cervicitis can also be caused by herpes and maybe trichomonas, and HPV infections of the cervix can look like cervicitis, so STD testing is always recommended but antibiotic treatment usually doesn't make much difference. ...Read more
What happens if the antibiotics for my cervicitis didn't make it go away?I've been on them since monday and today is saturday, what could it mean?
Finish: Finish your course of antibiotics, as stopping early sets up for drug-resistant disease. When you are done, you can follow up with the person who prescribed the medication to assure you of its effectiveness or failure. ...Read more
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
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
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
May be none:
There may be no symptoms to discharge, spotting, bleeding after sex etc. You may consult this site for more info:
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
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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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
Inflammation : Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix (the mouth of the womb). Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. Both may be caused by some irritant, usually bacterial, viral, protozoan or chemically related. This may or may not be related to some sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more
Probably: There should be no reason that fertility would be negatively affected after treatment for cervicitis — unless there was some other issue related. Some std'd cause cervicitis and could also cause infection and inflammation in and around the fallopian tubes — that could impair fertility. ...Read more
Varies: Cervicitis is not a specific diagnosis. It can arise from infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia & non-infectious process as well. If the germ is aggressive and enters the Fallopian tubes, it may produce scarring early on or never at all. Condom use decreases but does not prevent all possible infections. The sooner a STI is suspected, evaluated and treated, the more likely you are to preserve fertilit ...Read more
Yes: An allergy to either the lube of a condom can cause it but other infectious causes need to be ruled out as well. ...Read more
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