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
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