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Cervicitis and pregnancy

Cervicitis and pregnancy

Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix, usually produced by various infectious agents (bacteria such as streptococci, staphylococci, gonococci, syphilis, tuberculosis in acute form, Chlamydia, etc.). It can be acute when a mucopurulent or chronic secretion occurs, when an erosion (wound) of the vaginal portion of the neck (affected) occurs. According to the latest studies, cervicitis (and especially those with gonococcus and chlamydia) would be involved in some cases of couple sterility; mechanisms by which cervicitis can cause sterility are not fully elucidated: frequent association with pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause adhesions and obstructions in the uterine tubes, or alteration of the microbiological environment and the local pH of the lower genital tract, are some of the explanations possible.


If you have cervicitis, whether it is acute or chronic, it is advisable to treat it first, and then only consider a pregnancy. A gynecological consultation, completed by some investigations (vaginal discharge culture, Pap test, colposcopy, etc.) can establish a complete diagnosis and indicate an appropriate treatment. If it is a chronic cervicitis, the healing may take a longer time, depending on the changes detected, the treatment may include medication, electrocautery, diatermocoagulation erosion or even cervical amputation.
Once this problem is resolved, you can try to get pregnant. If, however, the desired pregnancy does not appear after at least 6 months of unprotected sexual contacts during the fertile period, the anatomical and functional situation of the genital organs will have to be re-evaluated, in order to detect any changes that may have occurred.