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Will contraceptive spermicides lead to cervicitis?

Will contraceptive spermicides lead to cervicitis?

Possibly: But not the infectious type the irritative, inflammatory type as some women are irritated by them or can even be allergic to them. Cervicitis means inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Can getting cervicitis from contraceptive (Today Sponge) worsen HPV (low risk) conditions or cause warts?

Can getting cervicitis from contraceptive (Today Sponge) worsen HPV (low risk) conditions or cause warts?

No: Both of those conditions are caused by Human Papilloma Virus which is sexually transmitted. Spread can be reduced by the use of condoms. Additionally you can get immunized with Gardisil, which can prevent genital warts and certain HPV strains associated with some cervical cancers. ...Read more

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Can UTI lead into cervicitis if not treated right away?

Can UTI lead into cervicitis if not treated right away?

No: Uti usually means cystitis, this can result in a kidney infection if not treated, but not cervicitis, an inflammation or infection of the cervix. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: right) and leg pain. I went to my OB to check if it is UTI, but result said otherwise. A speculum was inserted on my vagina and fluid gushed out. I was said to have cervicitis. Does it lead to cancer?

I am experiencing lower abdominal pain (side: right) and leg pain. I went to my OB to check if it is UTI, but result said otherwise. A speculum was inserted on my vagina and fluid gushed out. I was said to have cervicitis. Does it lead to cancer?

STD? PID?: Cervicitis does not lead to cancer. However, dysplasia caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) can mimic cervicitis and could be pre-cancerous. Probably testing included a pap smear and perhaps HPV testing. You also mention abdominal pain (PID?), and you also should have been tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia, which are common causes of cervicitis and PID. Check all this with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can breakthrough bleeding from oral contraceptive lead to "reparative" changes on pap test?

Can breakthrough bleeding from oral contraceptive lead to "reparative" changes on pap test?

No: Unrelated--and "reparative" changes just means the cervix is repairing itself--something it's supposed to do. ...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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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

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What are the tip-offs that you might have mucopurulent cervicitis?

Greenish discharge: Mucopurulent cervicitis means an inflammatory process of the cervix which is the organ that produces mucus. Usually a yellowish or greenish discharge indicates the presence of white blood cells and therefore pus or purulent changes. ...Read more

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How to treat cervicitis from sex toys?

How to treat cervicitis from sex toys?

Cervicitis: It is caused by chlamydia and gonorrhea in 50-60% cases. Herpes is less common etiology. Need to see your physician, get appropriate testing done to find the cause. ...Read more

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Cervicitis diagnosed at my gyn visit. Wth?

Cervicitis diagnosed at my gyn visit. Wth?

Depends: Usually, cervicitis...Inflammation of the cervix, has an easily detectable cause, such as bacterila vaginosis, yeast infections, gonorrhea, trichomonas, etc. If not, it can be cultured. Exam is almost always needed, unless you want to try treating a guess. ...Read more

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Do surgical abortion can cause cervicitis?

Do surgical abortion can cause cervicitis?

Not exactly: Surgical abortion although safe, may have side effects among which are cervical tears. Infection usually occurs in the uterus because of retained fragments or contamination. See . ...Read more

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What is the treatment of chronic cervicitis?

Cevicitis: That depends upon the cause. Many cases are due to sexually transmitted infections. Non-infectious causes can include intrauterine devices, contraceptive diaphragms, and allergic reactions to spermicides or latex condoms. Many of the std ones are due to hpv. This needs full discussion after careful assessment by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can infertility be caused by chronic cervicitis?

Can infertility be caused by chronic cervicitis?

Yes: Chronic cervicitis is an inflammation that can obstruct the cervix, blocking sperm. It can be treated with antibiotics. Insemination is often useful to bypass the obstruction. ...Read more

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How doest the doctor know if you have cervicitis?

Usually discharge: Cervicitis means "inflammation of the cervix". This can result from infectious causes (such as an std) or from non-infectious causes (such as ectropion, where the inside part of the cervix sticks out a little bit, which often happens in pregnancy). Inflammation in the cervix causes discharge, so you should follow-up with your doctor to ensure that any infection is treated. ...Read more

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Can hormonal imbalance cause chronic cervicitis? Thanks.

Can hormonal imbalance cause chronic cervicitis? Thanks.

No: It has nothing to do with that, cervicitis can be caused by an infection or chronic irritation, your doc can do a colposcopy and biopsy to confirm the diagnosis and there are various treatment options if necessary, please see your gyn. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis cause pyelonephritis? If yes then please explain

Not likely: The organisms involved in cervicitis are usually different from those causing pyelonephritis. For more inforamtion on cervicits see this site.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cervicitis/ds00518. ...Read more

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I have an reactive squamous metaplasia and chronic cervicitis. Bad?

I have an reactive squamous metaplasia and chronic cervicitis. Bad?

Not necessarily: What were your pap and hpv results? Continue to have regular pap testing. Neither squamous metaplasia nor chronic cervicitis in themselves have immediate serious consequences. ...Read more

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What is cervicitis and squamous metaplasia my colposcope came back?

What is cervicitis and squamous metaplasia my colposcope came back?

Inflammation and: Cervicitis is inflammation of uterine cervix.
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). Squamous metaplasia - benign changes because either inflammation, or injury and irritation. Doctor will probably prescribe of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can a water based lubricant cause cervicitis and urethritis that lasta for weeks?

Yes: An allergy to either the lube of a condom can cause it but other infectious causes need to be ruled out also. ...Read more

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Can cervicitis be mistaken for bv? Can both be present at same time? Does cervicitis discharge have an odor?

Manage separately: These are often present at the same time. Bacterial vaginosis often has the distinctive odor, but chronic cervicitis, which is less well understood, doesn't -- it's an anatomic finding. ...Read more

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Can a papsmear reading of unspecific moderate inflammation and clue cells present be cured? Cervicitis be cured?

Yes: Generally this can be treated and resolved, but that also depends upon the cause and the specific therapy employed. Good luck and best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Has anyone had recurring cervicitis not caused by sti?

Has anyone had recurring cervicitis not caused by sti?

Yes: There are many causes of cervicitis, and while the most common may be related to sexually transmitted diseases, stds are not the only cause. A culture and examination by an ob/gyn is probably a good idea to determine the true nature of the disorder. ...Read more

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Beside from std, what are the other causes of cervicitis?

See below: While stds are a common cause, other insults such as chemicals in spermicides, and intra-vaginal devices like diaphragm, pessary and allergies can cause cervicitis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002464/. ...Read more

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Could mucopurulent cervicitis only come from stds?

Could mucopurulent cervicitis only come from stds?

Mucopurulent: cervicitis is often associated with chlamydia or gonorrhea. I don't know if there are non- STD causes. Sorry, that I could not provide you with a definitive answer. Hopefully one of the Infectious Disease Doctors will also see this question and provide enlightenment. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervicitis?

How can I treat cervicitis?

Depends: Cervicitis can be acute or chronic, it can be due to infection by virus, fungus, bacteria, or nonspecific. The treatment will depend on the cause of the cervicitis. You need to have a gyn evaluation to guide the treatment. ...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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I would like notes or content regarding cervicitis?

Don't understand: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervicitis?

What is the definition or description of: cervicitis?

Cervicitis: 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 infection (eg, chlamydia, etc). ...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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Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

Can masturbating cause cervicitis?

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

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Cervicitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the cervix. ...Read more