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By July 8, 2013 - 2:12am
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I'm a 28 yr old female. Had irritation in my vagina along with itchiness for past 1 week. Consulted the doctor and I was told that i have got large cervicitis (Last year I already got treated for vaginitis). Not sure why do I get such problems quite frequently. Me n my husb are trying for a baby and such irritation happens whenever we try to have sex more than 2 times in a week. Bcoz of this we are never able to plan properly. My doctor said that its because of erosion in the cervix but we do apply a lot of KY jelly during sex... We are not finding any remedy and we are in a loop whenever we try for a baby..

Both the times when i got the infection doctor provided treatment for both of us. Not sure why do i get this repeatedly...

Pls advise...

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Hi empower,

Your cervix acts as a barrier to keep bacteria and viruses from entering your uterus. When the cervix is infected, there is an increased risk that the infection will travel into your uterus.

Possible causes of cervicitis include:

  1. Sexually transmitted infections. Most often, the bacterial and viral infections that cause cervicitis are transmitted by sexual contact. Cervicitis can result from common sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomoniasis and genital herpes. There's no evidence that human papillomavirus (HPV), another common sexually transmitted infection, causes cervicitis.
  2. Allergic reactions. An allergy, either to contraceptive spermicides or to latex in condoms, may lead to cervicitis.
  3. Bacterial overgrowth. An overgrowth of some of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina (bacterial vaginosis) also can lead to cervicitis.

You may not need treatment for cervicitis that's not caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI). If the cause is an STI, both you and your partner are likely to need treatment. medications often can clear up the inflammation of cervicitis. Treatment for a bacterial infection is with an antibiotic.If the cause is viral, such as genital herpes, the treatment is an antiviral medication. However, antiviral medication doesn't cure herpes, which is a chronic condition and may be passed on to your partner at any time.

To avoid passing a bacterial infection along to your partner, abstain from sexual intercourse until you're finished with the treatment recommended by your doctor.



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