Cervicitis means that your cervix is inflamed. The cervix is the part of your uterus that opens into your vagina.
This problem is most often caused by an infection. Some women get it after they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). These include gonorrhea and chlamydia. It can also be caused by irritation from some types of birth control. Two examples are the cervical cap or diaphragm. Your doctor may do some tests to help find the cause of the problem.
It is very important to treat cervicitis. If you don't, you could have serious health problems. For this reason, you may need a test after your treatment to make sure the 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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