Cervical Inflammation

Cervical inflammation is also known as cervicitis.

What is cervicitis?

Cervicitis is the inflammation of the cervix. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus. The ITIS on the end of cervicitis means there is inflamed tissue in the cervix.

It is good to take note that there is always an infection or virus, of some kind that invades the cervix that will set off an inflammatory response from our immune system. This response is our body taking care of us.

It has gotten a message that an invader is present and needs to be taken care of before things get out of hand, Inflammation is not the enemy in this case, (although it might feel like it) the invading virus is.

Cervical inflammation what causes it?

When the cervix, or opening of the uterus gets inflamed, it is usually due to an infection. Infections can be caused by sexually transmitted disease like Chlamydia or gonorrhea, or by foreign objects such as diaphragms and cervical caps. It may also be a result of irritation by an allergy to spermicidal foams or latex condoms. Cancer can also be a cause of cervicitis.

So the infection is what you want to deal with and not the inflammation Kill the germ or bacteria and the body will shut off the inflammation when the invader is gone.

How will I know if I have cervicitis?

If your case of cervicitis is mild, you may not experience any symptoms at all. Usually, the first symptom women will notice is a discharge that becomes more noticeable after their period ends.

Other symptoms may include bleeding, itching, external irritation in the genital region, painful intercourse, bleeding or spotting after intercourse or between periods, burning with urination, lower back pain or pain low in the abdomen, and in severe cases, a pus-like, foul-smelling discharge.

How do I prevent inflammation of the cervix?

  • Get a Pap smear every year.
  • Have an annual pelvic examination.
  • Always wear clothing that breathes. Wear panties that are made out of natural fibers. Also pantyhose that have a cotton crotch that will breath. This helps to prevent wetness and heat, which will cause an environment so bacteria and infection can grow.
  • Avoid the use of contraceptive pills, and antibiotics which imbalance the good bacteria and help the bacteria from an infection to outgrow the good.
  • Avoid using cigarettes and other recreational drugs that will impair the immune system.
  • Always make sure to pay attention to genital hygiene.
  • If you have cervical inflammation avoid chemical irritants like douche, tampons and sprays.

What are some natural ways to help stop cervicitis?

You can douche, this will assist in the healing process, and the reduction of inflammation. These also can be taken as a tea. These are just a few herbs you can make into a tea or use them to bouche with.

Comfrey, goldenseal, calendula, urs ursi, myrrh, yarrow and others.

My Disclaimer: The information presented on this site is not intended to replace the advice of your Doctor. The information is for educational purposes. All health conditions should be treated by a health practitioner. This site is not meant to dispense medical advice, and does not assume responsibility for those who choose to treat themselves. 

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