Cervicitis is an irritation of the cervix caused by a number of different organisms.
What are the most common risk factors for Vulvitis?
Chronic Cervicitis is common in women following childbirth. It is also often associated with pregnancy, probably due to an increased blood supply to the cervix as a result of increased hormone levels. Less commonly, Cervicitis is caused by sensitivities to certain chemicals, including those in spermicidal, latex, and tampons.
What are the symptoms of Cervicitis?
The symptoms may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult your physician for diagnosis. The following are the most common symptoms pelvic pain, backache, urinary problems, pus-like discharge, as the cervical erosion worsens cervical ulceration may develop.
How is Cervicitis diagnosed?
Diagnosis includes a medical history and physical exam. In addition some diagnostic procedures may include the following: Pap test, biopsy, culture of cervical discharge
How to treat Cervicitis?
Specific treatment will be determined based on your age, overall health, and medical history, cause of the disease, type and severity of the symptoms and your tolerance for specific medications. Generally treatment may include: antibiotics, silver nitrate to destroy damaged cells in cervical erosion, cryosurgery – a probe that is very cold, to freeze and kill abnormal cells.