The cervix is the lower part of the uterus. Like any tissue in the body, the cervix can be inflamed for various reasons.
Some women have no symptoms.
When symptoms are present, they may include:
- abnormal vaginal bleeding
- a gray or white vaginal fluid that may have a smell
- vaginal pain
- pain during intercourse
- a sense of pelvic pressure
- back pains
What Causes Cervix?
The most common cause of this inflammation is an infection. Infections can spread during sexual activity, but this is not always the case. Cervix is acute or chronic. Acute include sudden onset of symptoms and the chronic lasts for several months.
Acute cervicitis is usually due to a sexually transmitted infection such as:
- herpes simplex type 2 or genital herpes
- human papillomavirus (HPV)
It can also be the result of an infection due to other factors, such as an allergy to spermicide or condom latex, or sensitivity to the chemicals found in the tampons.
There is no standard treatment, but your doctor will determine the best course for you based on several factors, including:
- Your overall health
- Your medical history
- The severity of the symptoms
- The degree of inflammation