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Doctor insights on: What Leads To Postmenopausal Women Getting Cervicitis

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Cervicitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more


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What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

What things make it more likely to get cervicitis?

Multiple things: Multiple sex partners, unclean dildoes, repeated vaginal infections, and poor vulvar hygiene all make cervicitis more likely. ...Read more

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Can a person suffering from cervicitis get pregnant?

Can a person suffering from cervicitis get pregnant?

Depends on the cause: A woman with cervicitis can get pregnant, but the lesion reduces the chances of pregnancy. See this site for more information on cervicitis.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cervicitis/ds00518. ...Read more

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How do you get cervicitis if your partner uses a condom every time?

How do you get cervicitis if your partner uses a condom every time?

Other sexual activit: If you do have cervicitis, it may be from other modes of sexual activity, oral sex can transmit herpes that can casue cervicitis. Use of contaminated toys may be an other source of infection. ...Read more

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How can a woman tell the different between cervicitis and vaginitis?

How can a woman tell the different between cervicitis and vaginitis?

May not be able to: Cervicitis is far more common that vaginitis. Both have associated discharge. In the case of vaginitis the discharge is likely to be more profuse more likely to be foul smelling. It have concern about either, it is better to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any women here who have had cervicitis that didn't go away with antibiotics?

Can there be any women here who have had cervicitis that didn't go away with antibiotics?

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

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I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

I have cervicitis but I dnt have it treated I want to have children but someone told me once you get cervicitis your infertile?

Not really: Please go to your gynea and you will get a specific reliable answer. It is not true that once you have cervicitis, you are sterile ...Read more

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How do you get cervicitis --sti?

How do you get cervicitis --sti?

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

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my cervicitis until I can see a doctor?

First, see a doctor: It may not be cervicitis, but a host of other conditions. See a gyn doctor first before trying "grocery or drug store" remedies. ...Read more

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Can you get cervicitis, when you've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Can you get cervicitis, when you've had a total abdominal hysterectomy?

Maybe: If the abdominal hysterectomy was supracervical, the cervix was not taken out. If the cervix is still there you can have inflammation of the cervix aka cervicitis. ...Read more

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Can someone get cervicitis from digital penetration? Like if the hands/fingers were dirty? And the penetration was hard & rough?

Can someone get cervicitis from digital penetration? Like if the hands/fingers were dirty? And the penetration was hard & rough?

Yes: Cervicits is inflammation of the cervix, usually from some type of irritation. It can be from infection or trauma such as you describe. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of chronic cervicitis, when all your STD screens are negative?

How do you get rid of chronic cervicitis, when all your STD screens are negative?

Cauterization: You should discuss the matter with your doctor and see if chemical of thermal cauterization may be indicated. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Sometimes: Sometimes with a hysterectomy the cervix is removed completely. Sometimes some of the cervical cuff is left. So this is feasible. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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Will cervicitis kill me?

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

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Does cervicitis makes you sterile?

Not per se: Cervicitis may be a contributory factor but is unlikely to cause sterility by itself. It is treatable and should be treated. ...Read more

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Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

No: Cervicitis is an infection. You can't get it from masturbating. ...Read more

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Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Possibly: Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, usually caused by a bacterial infection of the cervix. It can cause spotting and an unusual discharge. It is often treated with antibiotics. It can come back, but you will probably need an examination to know for sure. ...Read more

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How to follow up a case of chronic cervicitis?

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

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Does practicing safe sex reduce chances of cervicitis?

Does practicing safe sex reduce chances of cervicitis?

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

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What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

What is the likely differential diagnosis of cervicitis?

Vaginitis: 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

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How long do it take cervicitis to cure when taking medication?

Depends: It depends on what is causing the cervicitis. More information is needed to answer this properly. ...Read more

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How long after taking medication for cervicitis should I feel better?

Cervicitis: It depends on the severity and the nature of medication used. Usually within a week. ...Read more

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I have cervicitis and sores, I'm really scared that it's herpes. But they aren't painful and don't itch really.?

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

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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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What are the tests for mucopurulent cervicitis?

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