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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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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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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Help please! could cervicitis stop periods?

Help please! could cervicitis stop periods?

Not really: The first symptom of cervicitis is likely to be a vaginal discharge that becomes more pronounced immediately after a menstrual period. Other signs include bleeding, itching, or irritation of the external genitals; pain during intercourse; a burning sensation during urination; and lower back pain. A more severe case of cervicitis can cause a profuse, almost pus-like, discharge with an odor. ...Read more

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Does cervicitis stop the menstrual cycle?

Does cervicitis stop the menstrual cycle?

No : A cervical (or vaginal or uterine) infection will not stop the menstrual cycle. The infection may cause irregular bleeding and/or much heavier menses - but it will not stop the period from occurring. ...Read more

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Has it ever been know for cervicitis to stop someones menstrual period in a rare case?

Not typical: Being sick can affect your period because of stress, but cervicitis would not usually delay a period. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to stop my sexual desires ?

Can there be a way to stop my sexual desires ?

Antidepressants: Can have a side effect of lowering one's sexual desire. Why do you want to do this? Sex is a way to build intimacy between people who care about each other. ...Read more

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I want to stop masturbatingso much but how do I fill my sexual urge?

I want to stop masturbatingso much  but how do I fill my sexual urge?

A little unclear: This depends on what "so much" means. I cannot tell if this is once a week, or spending hours every day at it. Depending on the actual frequency and whether it's interfering with other things you want to do, it could indicate a sexual compulsion or addiction that needs treatment and care. I suggest speaking with your primary care physician about this, with therapy referral if needed. ...Read more

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