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Will Contraceptive Lead Cervicitis
Can getting cervicitis from contraceptive (Today Sponge) worsen HPV (low risk) conditions or cause warts?
I've had no period to light or dark brown periods all year. In may, I took birth control pills and had my period for 2 weeks and then it stopped. I had cervicitis that was treated a few months ago also. Now I still have no period but is cramping. Been cra
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
Unlikely: Usually not.Get a more detailed answer ›
R irregular periods an issue of concern fr future pregnancy n related problems? Will consumption of contraceptive pill lead to future infertility?
No: Unrelated--and "reparative" changes just means the cervix is repairing itself--something it's supposed to do. ...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
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 ›
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
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
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
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
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
Is there a connection between cervicitis and coughing? Because ever since I got yellow discharge, it has persist?
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
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
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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