Cervicitis is cervical inflammation usually caused by infections.
Common infections that cause cervical inflammation include: Gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia, human papillomavirus (HPV), herpes simplex virus and Trichomonas.
Other causes of cervical inflammation are: direct irritation (tampons, threads from an IUD), chemicals (douches, spermicides), and systemic diseases such as Behçet’s disease.
There are two main types of cervical growths:
- Cervical polyps – benign growths of the cervix.
- Cervical fibroids – usually benign growths from the body of the uterus extending into the cervix.
Cervical Endometriosis is when the lining of the body of the uterus is found in the cervix.
Almost all cervical cancer cases are related to Human Papillomavirus.It can be prevent and we are fortutunate that there are vaccine to prevent this cancer- HPV VACCINATION.