Cervicitis is when your cervix is irritated.
The cause is usually an STD (sexually transmitted disease)
You may not have any symptoms, or you may have discharge (thick liquid) and bleeding from your vagina
If you have yellow-green or pus-like discharge, bleeding that isn’t part of your monthly periods, or pain during sex, see your doctor
Doctors will usually prescribe antibiotics
Untreated cervicitis can spread and harm the rest of your uterus
Your doctor will suspect cervicitis based on your symptoms. To tell for sure, your doctor will do a pelvic exam. During a pelvic exam, your doctor looks inside your vagina, holding it open with a small instrument called a speculum. Doctors will:
Because gonorrhea and chlamydia are the most likely cause of cervicitis, your doctor will prescribe antibiotics to treat those diseases. You can usually take these by mouth at home, but you may also need a shot.
Your doctor may tell you to:
After 3 to 6 months, your doctor will test you again to see if your infection has gone away.