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.
Discharge. A thick vaginal discharge, especially if greenish should be evaluated. Chlamydia can cause mucopurulent cervicitis; it can also cause infection in the uterus and fallopian tubes that can lead to infertility.

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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...

Is mucopurulent cervicitis spread only through sex, or are there other ways as well?

Probably other ways. Sometimes it's due to gonorrhea or chlamydia, which are sexually-transmitted, but most often we don't have a clue why it happens since neither microbe can be cultured and antibiotics often don't help. Read more...

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...

Can you tell me if mucopurulent cervicitis only comes from stds?

Not always an STD. The causes of mucopurulent cervicitis (or cervicitis in general) remain largely unknown. STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea, and herpes can do it, and sometimes trichomonas. HPV probably isn't a cause, but HPV of the cervix can look like cervicitis. So STD testing is always necessary, but reults usually are negative. Read more...