Font Size


Cervicitis Overview

Cervicitis, a common infection of the lower genital tract, is the inflammation of the cervix (this is the neck and outlet of a woman's uterus).

Inflammation may be caused by infection from certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) or by injury to the cervix from a foreign object inserted into the vagina, from birth control devices such as the cervical cap or a diaphragm, or by cancer.

Many cases of cervicitis go untreated because women who have the infection do not know they do. Often there are no obvious symptoms.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014

Must Read Articles Related to Cervicitis

Chlamydia Chlamydia is a sexual transmitted disease (STD) ...learn more >>
Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic Pregnancy Ectopic pregnancy is a condition in which a pregnancy develops outside of a woman's uterus. Causes of ectopic pregnancy include previous Fallopian tube infectio...learn more >>
Genital Herpes
Genital Herpes Genital herpes a highly infectious disease caused by a virus. learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Cervicitis:

Cervicitis - Treatment

What was the treatment for your cervicitis?

Cervicitis - Symptoms

What were the symptom of your cervicitis?

Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Cervicitis »

Cervicitis is an inflammation of the uterine cervix.

Read More on Medscape Reference »

Medical Dictionary