Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix that usually has no symptoms, but can be seen through the presence of yellow or green discharge, burning during urination and bleeding during intimate contact. See what are the symptoms of cervicitis.
Cervicitis has several causes, ranging from allergy to intimate products, such as spermicides, internal absorbent or condoms, as well as infections caused by fungi, bacteria or viruses, such as herpes viruses. Thus, cervicitis can be caused by STIs. Learn how to identify the most common genital infections.
The treatment of cervicitis is established by the gynecologist and is done according to the cause of the inflammation and can be done with:
Antibiotics are taken according to medical advice, but can be administered individually or in combination for a period of more than 7 days.
If medication treatment is not effective, your doctor may recommend performing laser surgery or cryotherapy to remove some of the injured tissue. This procedure is quick, done in the office under local anesthesia and does not cause pain or complications for the woman after surgery.
During the treatment of cervicitis, it is recommended to perform good hygiene of the intimate region, to change the panties every day and to avoid having intimate contact until the end of the treatment. In addition, it is important that the partner is evaluated so that it can be verified whether the woman transmitted the virus, fungus or bacteria, for example, to the man and, thus, the treatment of the partner can be initiated.
To prevent cervicitis from happening, it is important to always use a condom, avoid having several partners and, in case of allergy, identify the cause of the allergy and avoid contact.