Symptoms and Signs of Cervicitis (Cervical Inflammation or Infection)

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Medically Reviewed on 12/14/2021

Doctor's Notes on Cervicitis
(Cervix Inflammation or Infection)

Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, the part of the uterus which protrudes into the vagina. Many women who have cervicitis don't know there is a problem because many women do not have any symptoms or signs. However, when symptoms and signs do occur, they may include

Cervicitis has multiple causes, including

What Are the Treatments for Cervicitis?

Treatment for cervicitis is based on the cause. For example, if cervicitis is caused by allergy to products like hygiene products or a spermicide, treatment is to stop use of the product. Medical treatment may include the following:

The cause of cervicitis may be diagnosed by your doctor. The doctor can prescribe specific medical treatments that work best against infectious strains that are causing your problem. If STIs are the cause, both you and your sexual partner(s) need treatment.

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