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Cervicitis - Its Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Cervicitis – Its Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Cervicitis is an infection or irritant that induces inflammation of the cervix. Positioned in the centre of the vagina, the cervix is the opening to the uterus. Cervicitis often results from STIs, but it may also result from causes that are not contagious. It is necessary to determine the precise cause first in order to treat cervicitis.

Cervicitis can be either chronic or acute. The most common cause of acute cervicitis is an infection and is best treated medically. While chronic cervicitis is not normally infected. Symptoms may be milder, but long-lasting. 

Symptoms of Cervicitis

No symptoms can be observed by women with Cervicitis. Some women may, however, note the following symptoms:

  • Increased vaginal discharge;
  • Pain during sex
  • Discomfort during urination
  • A hot sensation
  • Urinate often
  • Bleeding or marking times
  • Bleeding followed by intercourse Pelvic pain
  • Frequent and painful urination 
  • Uncommon grey or white flush that can smell
  • a sense of pressure in the pelvis
  • Pain on the lower back
  • Pain in the abdomen

Causes of Cervicitis

There are many causes of cervicitis, but the most common is infection. Cervicitis can be the result of:

  1. Bacterial imbalance: Bacterial vaginosis is possible if dangerous bacteria overtake the healthy bacteria in your vagina. This may be an irritant cervix symptom.
  2. Allergies: If someone is allergic to spermicides, showers, or latex in condoms, it may cause the cervix to become inflamed.
  3. Pregnancy: This can impact hormone levels and contribute to cervicitis since the cervix is, at present, much more vulnerable.
  4. Cancer or cancer treatment: Cervical tissue itself may be affected by cancer therapies and by advanced stages of cervical cancer. This is unusual and can lead to cervical problems.
  5. Irritation: Tampons, pessaries or diaphragms can irritate or harm your cervix. Cervicitis can also develop if these objects stay in place longer than directed.

Treatment  of Cervicitis

Cervicitis is generally treated with antibiotics if it is caused by bacterial infections such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Antiviral treatment can occur for herpes infections. If an allergic reaction causes your cervical condition, you should extract the irritant by yourself.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms as discussed above and looking for the treatment, you can consult with Dr Sarah Hussain, the leading Female Gynaecologist in London. Request a call for treatment.