2.4 Cervicitis

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    Inflammation of the cervix caused by a number of pathogens – Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in more than 40% of cases.

     

    2.4.1 Diagnosis

    • Light vaginal bleeding.
    • Cervix red, inflamed, infected (purulent discharge).
    • Possible concomitant vaginitis (foul-smelling vaginal discharge).

    2.4.2 Management

    • Administer antibiotics active against chlamydia and gonococcus to the patient and her partner (Chapter 4, Section 4.2.2).
    • An inflamed cervix and/or cervical lesions may indicate dysplasia or cancer. See the patient again 3 months after delivery to re-examine the cervix.