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Cervicitis

Cervicitis is inflammation of the uterine cervix. Cervicitis in women has many features in common with urethritis in men and many cases are caused by sexually transmitted infections. Non-infectious causes of cervicitis can include intrauterine devices, contraceptive diaphragms, and allergic reactions to spermicides or latex condoms.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with cervicitis, 73% report having sharp abdominal pain, 70% report having vaginal discharge, and 46% report having pelvic pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of cervicitis are vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, vaginal itching, vaginal pain, and cramps and spasms, although you may still have cervicitis without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with cervicitis often receive urinalysis, standard pregnancy test, pelvis exam, hematologic tests, complete blood count, glucose measurement, kidney function tests and intravenous fluid replacement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with cervicitis include azithromycin, ceftriaxone, metronidazole, doxycycline, fluconazole (diflucan), cefixime (suprax), cefpodoxime, cefmetazole, diflunisal, clindamycin topical product, cefotaxime, docusate / sennosides, usp and terbutaline .

Azithromycin
$25
(7 days)
Ceftriaxone
$172
(7 days)
Metronidazole
$29
(14 days)
Doxycycline
$11
(14 days)
Fluconazole (Diflucan)
$7
(7 days)
Cefixime (Suprax)
$97
(7 days)
Cefpodoxime
$62
(7 days)
Cefmetazole

Diflunisal
$59
(28 days)
Clindamycin Topical Product

Cefotaxime
$147
(7 days)
Terbutaline
$47
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for cervicitis include age 30-44 years, sex == female, race/ethnicity = black and age 15-29 years. On the other hand, sex == male, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get cervicitis.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
3.2x
30-44 years
1.6x
45-59 years
0.4x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.1x

Sex

Male
0.0x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
2.2x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
0.6x
Other
0.9x
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