What is it?

Cervicitis is inflammation of the narrow end of the uterus (womb) which opens into the vagina, called as cervix. It is often a result of sexually transmitted infections such as gonorrhea and chlamydia.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of cervicitis include:

  • Vaginal discharge.
  • Pain during sexual intercourse.
  • Vaginal spotting or bleeding between menses.
  • Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Pain during urination.

What to expect?

If you are diagnosed with cervicitis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:

  • What is the specific cause found?
  • As it may be caused by a sexually transmitted infection, should there be a need to inform sexual partner/s to be screened and treated?
  • If it is caused by an STI, when is it safe to have sexual intercourse?
  • Once treatment is successful, what measures should you do to prevent having the same condition in the future?

In addition to treatment by your doctor you can try the following things:

  • Painkillers might help in relieving pain and fever.

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