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Cervicitis and Homoeopathy
© Dr. Rajneesh Kumar Sharma MD (Homoeopathy)
Dr. Swati Vishnoi BHMS
Dr. Preetika Lakhera BHMS
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Transformation Zone. 2
Menstrual function. 2
Static function. 2
Sexual function. 2
Fertilization function. 2
Child birth. 3
Injury of cells lining the cervix. 3
Other causes. 3
Bacterial imbalance. 3
Hormonal imbalance. 3
Cancer or cancer treatment. 3
Signs and symptoms. 3
Ectopy cervicitis. 4
Chlamydial cervicitis. 4
Gonococcal cervicitis. 5
Herpes cervicitis. 5
Strawberry cervicitis. 5
Differential Diagnoses. 6
Treatment and Prevention. 6
Homoeopathic Treatment. 7
Cervicitis is inflammation of the uterine cervix. (Psora/ Sycosis)
The lower segment of uterus, visible through the vagina is the cervix. There are two main portions of the cervix-
The part of the cervix that can be seen from inside the vagina during a gynecologic examination is known as the ectocervix. An opening in the center of the ectocervix, known as the external os, opens to allow passage between the uterus and vagina.
The endocervix, or endocervical canal, is a tunnel through the cervix, from the external os into the uterus.
The overlapping border between the endocervix and ectocervix is called the transformation zone.
Cervix has an important part of the genital tract, doing several functions such as-
The cervix is a channel through which blood flows from the uterus. During menstruation, the cervix opens a small amount to permit passage of menstrual flow. In cases of congenital absence of the cervix or from its obstruction, the menstrual blood stagnates inside the uterus.
Through its situation between the uterus and vagina, it maintains a normal position of the pelvic organs.
With a rich innervation, the cervix stimulates secretion of some hormones and cervical gland secretions.
Endocervical gland secretions, cervical glere, by composition favors the rise of sperm.
The cervix is very important both during pregnancy and labor, being a barrier between the vagina and uterus. It produces cervical mucus that changes in consistency during the menstrual cycle to prevent or promote pregnancy.
During childbirth, the cervix dilates widely to allow the baby to pass through.
Main causes of cervicitis are-
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) causing cervicitis are-
Based on duration of illness cervicitis may be classified as acute or chronic and based on pathology it may be classified as below-
Normal cervix Cervix of a lactating woman
Cervical cellularity (ectopy), is often present in adolescents, allowing greater adherence of infectious organisms in the cervix.
Signs of chlamydial cervicitis on speculum examination may include mucopurulent endocervical discharge and spontaneous or easily induced endocervical bleeding or any zones of ectopy.
In women with gonococcal cervicitis, the cervix may show mucopurulent or purulent cervical discharge and easily induced cervical bleeding.
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) cervicitis may involve the exocervix or endocervix, and it may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. Usually, the cervix appears abnormal to inspection, with diffuse vesicular lesions, ulcerative lesions, erythema, or friability.
T vaginalis can have a characteristic frothy gray or yellow-green vaginal discharge and pruritus. The occurrence of cervical petechiae, or strawberry cervix, is a classic presentation that is seen in some cases. T vaginalis may also infect the Skene glands and the urethra and may be asymptomatic.
Cervicitis in General Aln. alum. ant-t. arg-met. arg-n. Ars. aur-m-n. Bell. but-ac. calen. carb-an. chlorpr. con. dict. gonotox. Hydr. hydrc. hydroph. Kali-bi. kreos. lil-t. lyc. lyss. med. mel-c-s. Merc-c. merc. murx. nat-p. Nit-ac. phyt. prot. sep. sul-ac. syph. Thuj. tub. Ust.
Female - CERVICITIS, uterine cervix - bleeding, easily Aln. alum. arg-n. dict. Hydr. hydrc. Kali-bi. Ust.
Female - CERVICITIS, uterine cervix - excoriation, with alum. arg-met. arg-n. hydr. kali-bi. kreos. merc. nat-p. Nit-ac. phyt. sul-ac. thuj.
Female - CERVICITIS, uterine cervix alum. ant-t. arg-n. Ars. Bell. calen. hydr. kali-bi. kreos. lyc. med. Merc-c. merc. Nit-ac. sep. Thuj.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - catarrhal - uterus - cervix, with heat and itching hydrc.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - chronic - uterus – cervix calen.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - purulent – cervix but-ac.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - Uterus - cervix – chronic calen.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - Uterus - cervix - membrane, lining lil-t.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - Uterus – cervix ant-t. arg-n. Ars. aur-m-n. Bell. calen. hydr. hydroph. lil-t. lyc. Merc-c. merc. nit-ac. sep. thuj.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - uterus, metritis - cervix - membrane, lining lil-t.
FEMALE - INFLAMMATION - uterus, metritis – cervix ant-t. arg-met. arg-n. ARS. aur-m-n. BELL. but-ac. calen. chlorpr. hydr. hydroph. lil-t. lyc. mel-c-s. MERC-C. merc. nit-ac. sep. thuj.
Female - INFLAMMATION, genitalia - uterus, cervix – chronic calen.
Female - INFLAMMATION, genitalia - uterus, cervix - membrane, lining lil-t.
Female - INFLAMMATION, genitalia - uterus, cervix ant-t. arg-n. Ars. aur-m-n. Bell. calen. hydr. hydroph. lil-t. lyc. Merc-c. merc. nit-ac. sep. thuj.
FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX - INFLAMMATION - Uterus - Cervix - endocervicitis – chronic hydroph. tub.
FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX - INFLAMMATION - Uterus - Cervix – endocervicitis med.
FEMALE GENITALIA/SEX - INFLAMMATION - Uterus – Cervix ant-t. arg-n. Ars. Bell. calen. carb-an. con. gonotox. hydr. kreos. lyc. mel-c-s. Merc-c. merc. murx. nit-ac. prot. sep. syph. tub.
FEMALE SEXUAL SYSTEM - Uterus - Cervix – Inflammation ant-t. arg-n. Ars. Bell. calen. hydr. lyc. Merc-c. merc. nit-ac. sep.
Pregnancy - UTERUS, during pregnancy - pain, during - os and cervix, from inflammation of lyss.
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Sexually Transmitted Infections: Overview and Clinical Approach > MUCOPURULENT CERVICITIS Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine ... FIGURE 163-4 Organisms detected among female sexually transmitted disease clinic patients with mucopurulent cervicitis (n = 167). CT, Chlamydia trachomatis ; GC, gonococcus; MG, Mycoplasma genitalium ; TV, Trichomonas vaginalis ; HSV, herpes simplex virus. (Courtesy of Dr. Lisa...
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Overview and Clinical Approach > CERVICAL ECTOPY Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine ... Cervical ectopy, often mislabeled “cervical erosion,” is easily confused with infectious endocervicitis. Ectopy represents the presence of the one-cell-thick columnar epithelium extending from the endocervix out onto the visible ectocervix. In ectopy, the cervical os may contain clear...