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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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Can cervicitis happen only to those with sexual contact?

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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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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Is displasia sexually transmitted?

Is displasia sexually transmitted?

HPV is an STD: Cervical dysplasia (abnormal 'pre-cancer' cells of cervix) are usually caused by hpv (human papilloma virus) which is sexually transmitted. Gardisil (hpv vaccine) was developed to prevent transmission of hpv and thus prevent dysplasia and cervical cancer. A series of 3 gardisil injections is recommended to be fully immunized against hpv. Vaccine is for age 9yo--26 yo , now available for males. ...Read more

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Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Can heretic whitlow be sexually transmitted?

Please Clarify: This obsession is getting to be worrisome. Herpes is transmitted directly from skin to skin. There are two types of herpes. Hsv 1 and hsv 2. Both can be transmitted to skin in an uninfected human with any direct contact whether sexual or not. What are your blood test results. I would like you to come clean with these for both the igm and igg antibodies. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

Can you tell me is aids sexually transmitted?

Yes: The most efficient means of transmission is unprotected receptive anal intercourse with an infected partner (~1% chance per event). All exchange of body fluids is risky, but even before effective treatment, only a minority of husbands who were positive infected their wives. This is no reason for complacency, and i hope you will always love safely. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Can you get chlymidia without it being sexually transmitted?

Not common: Chlamydia doesn't survive for long outside the human body. It is almost always a sexually transmitted infection. Many Chlamydia infections are asymptomatic for years. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

How else can you get herpes other than sexually transmitted?

See below: Herpes simplex i causes cold sores and is spread from kissing. Herpes simplex ii is spread by genital contact. Type i can be spread to the genitals by orogenital contact as can type ii be spread to the lips. ...Read more