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Is cervicitis a contagious disease?

Cervicitis is inflammatory of the uterine cervix, and it may be caused by many factors, including infections, chemical or physical irritations, and allergies. When a patient has cervicitis, she may afraid the facts that cervicitis is a contagious disease, however, is that true?


There are many pathogens such as mycoplasma, chlamydia, staphylococcus, streptococcus, trichomoniasis and anaerobic bacteria may lead to the disease. However, whether cervicitis is a contagious disease or not will depend on the infection of pathogens.


As we mentioned before, many factors can lead to this disease, and some of them are infectious while others are not. We may as well take mycoplasma for example.


Mycoplasma species are the smallest free-living organisms; these organisms are unique among prokaryotes in that they lack a cell wall. Generally speaking, mycoplasmal organisms are usually associated with mucosal surfaces, residing extracellularly in the urogenital tracts. What's more, mycoplasma is one of the most common sexually transmitted disease, which means the patients who have cervicitis caused mycoplasma will be at greater risk of transmission.


Therefore, if you think you are infected, avoid sexual contact, and see a doctor as well. As you know, any genital symptoms such as discharge or burning during urination or an unusual sore or rash should be a signal to stop having sex and to consult a doctor immediately.


If you are told you have mycoplasma or any other sexually transmitted disease and receive treatment, you should notify all of your recent sex partners as they may be infected already.


In addition, if you don't know whether you have infected, you'd better take examination to detect the existence of gonococcus or mycoplasma.


Once confirmed, the next step will tend to the treatment. Antibiotics medicines are widely used to cure the cervicitis, and the initial treatment for mild cases of cervicitis usually consists of one or more antibiotic medications taken by mouth. More significant cases can be treatment with a combination of intravenous and oral antibiotics.


If treatment is not effective, you may need to go to a hospital or take herbal medicine such as fuyan pill as alternative medicine. Moreover, if you sexual partner(s) are diagnosed with inflammation, you also must be treated even if you do not have any symptoms. Otherwise, the infection will likely recur when you have sex again.


In words, whether cervicitis is a contagious disease or not will depend on the pathogens!


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