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Is Cervicitis Sexually Transmitted
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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