Cervicitis is characterized by inflammation of the cervix. The cervix is the lower end or the lower opening of the uterus. Anything from an infection to an injury involving the cervical tissue may cause cervicitis (Readalso: Cervical Polyps). This kind of disease is a common gynecological condition in women and tends to recur in 8-25% of the women who have had it before. It also requires prompt treatment as the inflammation is likely to spread from the cervix to the rest of the female reproductive tract.
This disease may result from a number of factors. Following is a list of the most common causes of this condition.
Most women with this condition are asymptomatic. However, it may cause one or more of the following symptoms.
A vaginal swab to study the vaginal discharge around the cervix is helpful in determining the cause of cervicitis as well as confirming the diagnosis.
The treatment of this disease mainly depends on the cause of inflammation. Generally, if the it is due to an STD treatment of both the patient and the sexual partner is mandatory. The treatment involves antibiotics, antiviral medications, or antifungal drugs depending on the organism that is causing the inflammation.
Dmitry Bronfman, MD, is a board-certified gynecologist who specializes in all aspects of contemporary women’s health, preventive medicine, pelvic pain, minimally invasive and robotic surgery, and general, adolescent, and menopausal gynecology.
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