Cervicitis (say "ser-vuh-SY-tus") is an inflammation of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that opens into the vagina. Cervicitis is most often caused by an infection. Some women develop cervicitis after getting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as gonorrhea or chlamydia. Lab tests can help your doctor learn what caused your cervicitis.
Untreated cervicitis can cause serious health problems. You may need a follow-up test to make sure that any infection is gone.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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