I just had my first pap test today (yuck!) and my Dr. said that I have an inflamed cervix on top of a yeast infection (been fighting that off for a while). He mentioned something about the possibility of cervicitis. Just wondering if anyone out there has it and what their experiences are/were. I won't have my test results for a week or 2 but I thought I would try and learn what I could before then. I've done some reading on what it is, etc... just wondering if anyone out there has had a personal experience with it?
Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.
I'm in the same boat, only difference is that i don't have a yeast infection. I went for a pap smear and the doctor told me my cervix was inflamed and she "assumed" it was yeast, telling me to buy one of the creams available for yeast. Instead i went back to my own doctor, had tests done and i'm fine, no infections etc present.
Last week i attended a women's health clinic (should have done this years ago) and had a fantastic doctor take his time with me, explain a lot of things and am now just waiting for my test results. My cervix is apparently very soft and during pap smears, tests etc it bleeds when ever it's touched. This has happened to me for nearly 10 years and when ever i mentioned this to my original doctor, or the people doing the pap smears, even to a gyn, nobody has ever offered advice. Only due to my insistance this time that something isn't right is somebody actually doing something to figure out what is wrong. It upsets me that i have to find out all the info on the net and present it to a doctor.
i have the same thing. the doctor called it a friable cervic. he said it is very sensitive & bleeds when it is touched or bumped sometimes. he said there isn't anything to do about it except to know it is like this. if you find out there is more to this please post- i am very inerested. i am having a bunch of female problems that all seemed to start in january. this friable cervic, no period at all (age 30), pain in abdominal area at times. at first he said it looked like cervical cancer, but my pap came back normal, so he's not sure whats up. the doc put me on provera to try to restart my periods. i have taken them for 4 months now & so far it hasn't done much. i wonder if no periods are connected to the friable cervix. thanks for sharing. it is so wild that we are never alone no matter what the problem.
Interesting to hear... I just noticed now that I am bleeding after having the test done. I've also recently started bleeding slightly after sex. I've also been having pain during sex and I had the same pain during the pap smear. He seemed to dismiss it a bit at first and just tell me to relax. He managed to pin point the spot with the pain and said little to nothing about it. A while later when he was finishing up we discussed the pain further and he asked if I had a tear down there at all. I have no idea!! He was the one looking around in there - you think he would have noticed one. I can't look inside my own vagina nearly as well as he can - thats the whole reason I was there to begin with!
I'm so frustrated with all of this. My Dr. actually made a comment that once my test results come in he may have to send me to a gyno because he's done all that he knows how to do. Not a very positive experience but I guess its a beginning if nothing else. I went to another Dr. who wouldn't even look at me - he just assumed that I had a yeast infection.
Its encouraging to hear that there are better Dr's out there who can help me.
Attitude is the difference between an adventure and an ordeal.
Even if we don't have exactly the same thing, there are a number of similarities and yes it is comforting to know that you aren't the only one in this situation.
I'm 36, never had children (we tried, but couldn't ever fall pregnant, but nothing ever found to be wrong with either of us) I just worry that dr's and gyno's haven't been bothered enough to do the right thing and maybe it's developed into PID (can't help but think the worst at times). Anyway, my period was never all that regular in my teens, 20's and so on. It would always run a week or so late or a few days early, but varied all the time so that i couldn't ever really tell when i'd be getting it. In the last few years it's been more than irregular and all my dr would say was to take BC pills. I began acupuncture, but the acupuncturist went away for 2 months and i have to resume acupuncture again, but i did notice a change for the better. As i said in my other post, the bleeding during pap smears and sometimes after sex was totally dismissed by ALL dr's and specialists. They would "assume" the bleeding was due to my period approaching or having just finished and one specialist once just said "oh, you have a fair bit of blood sitting there" and that was it. My pap smears have always come out ok and no cancerous cells. What got me worried was that this time my discharge has slightly changed colour and consistancy and all tests come up saying it's normal discharge. I also dont have endometriosis and had a laparoscopy a few years ago regarding my inablitiy to fall pregnant and was told all my "bit's an pieces" were in perfect order.
Tomorrow i should hopefully find out my test results which i had done with my new dr. He seems very dedicated and only deals with womens reproductive health, but he's not a gyno. Fingers crossed he does find something and that it's something which is easily fixed
I received my test results and they haven't found any infections, no yeast, no STD's. Basically everything is "normal" appart from an overgrowth of the good bacteria in my cervical area (something to that effect anyway) and i can either leave things as they are or get my cervix cauterised which will kind of dry it up i guess and i wont experience anymore of the particular type of discharge i've been having, which i've been reassured is normal discharge.
I'm not sure what i'll do. I might leave things be for now. The main thing i feel good about is that i don't have yeast or any other forms of infections.
I was dx with cervixitis 4 or 5 years ago and my Dr. did Cryosurgery on me. (Where they go in and freeze the cells on the cervix with Nitrousoxide?sp?, then you "thaw" out for a few days and it gets rid of the irritated cells and supposed to make your cervix stronger.
It seemed to be of some help in my case, no abnormal paps since, also have had three children 2 prior to cryo and another 10 months ago.
Maybe ask about Cryosurgery.
I was just recently diagnosed with chronic cervicitis, and had many of the same symptoms some of the previous posters have described (bleeding during pap smears, pain in abdominal area, occasional spotting). I have posted a bit on the LEEP board, since I thought that my dysplasia/cancer had returned for the third time. Turns out the biopsy revealed chronic cervicitis. My doctor prescribed a antibiotic for me, DOXYCYCLINE, to take for 10 days. I have to return in 6 weeks for another coloscopy to take a look on how the prescription worked. Perhaps you should check with your doctors about whether an antibiotic maybe for you.