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What Leads To Postmenopausal Women Getting Cervicitis
If BV leads to cervicitis, and a person has both, can the BV be treated or does the cervicitis have to be treated first?
Treatment: Both conditions cn be treated simultaneouslyGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?
Inflammation: Cervicitis is an inflammation of the lining of the cervix (lower part of the uterus). There are many causes, including infection, irritation, friction, changes in hormone function, atrophy and vasculitis, just to name a few. Post-coital bleeding and pain with intercourse are symptoms of cervicitis. Infections include bacteria, yeasts, and viruses as the most common causes. ...Read more
Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my cervicitis until I can see a doctor?
Can someone get cervicitis from digital penetration? Like if the hands/fingers were dirty? And the penetration was hard & rough?
Is it possible to get cervicitis after a hysterectomy? I went to the ER today for severe abdominal pain and this is what the diagnosed me with!
Could I have cervicitis? In january I took antibiotics for chlamydia. I felt fine and cured but had some vaginal itchiness. (i did not have sex for two weeks and took a one dose prescription, so I followed everything correctly). I went in to get re-checke
You should definitely be reevaluated by your doctor. You could be dealing with a bacterial, or yeast infection, and possibly even an std that is causing irritation and bleeding of your vaginal mucosa (tissue). Also if there is a possibility that you are pregnant, please take a pregnancy test.
Take care. ...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
No definite rule: Chronic cervicitis usually has noninfectious cause such as mechanical (eg trauma from surgery or from objects such as tampon, diaphragm, pessary, iud) or chemical irritation (eg douches, latex 'from condoms', vaginal creams/gels). Removing the inciting agent is usually the treatment. If it is asymptomatic and is found on biopsy or pap no treatment is necessary. Freezing (Cryotherapy) may help. ...Read more
Condoms Work: Condoms can be up to 98% effective at preventing sexually transmitted diseases when used correctly. It should be noted that barrier methods like condoms are the only contraception shown to reduce the spread of stds. Practicing safe sex reduces the number of STDs and thereby reduces the chances of getting cervicitis. ...Read more
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
Cervicitis: It depends on the severity and the nature of medication used. Usually within a week. ...Read more
I have cervicitis and sores, I'm really scared that it's herpes. But they aren't painful and don't itch really.?
See a doctor.: Herpes appear in clusters and usually are very painful. Herpes can not be cured but it can be suppressed. Taking acyclovir can significantly prevent your partner from getting herpes also. If the lesions are active they can be cultured. If they go away, there are blood tests that can show if you have the antibody to Herpes. You should see a doctor for further diagnosis before having sex. ...Read more
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
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
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