Infectious and inflammatory conditions (Cervicitis) (Nursing management…
Infectious and inflammatory conditions (Cervicitis)
This is an inflammation of the cervix, the lower end of the uterus that opens into the vagina
• Sexually transmitted infections
• An allergic reaction to either contraceptive spermicides or to latex in condoms
• Bacterial overgrowth
Prescription medications can clear up the inflammation. An antibacterial medication for bacterial infection can be given. An antiviral medication can also be given for viral infection.
Condoms should be used consistently and correctly each time you have sex to prevent risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Assessment and common findings
• Large amounts of vaginal discharge that’s green, brown, yellow or pus like.
• Frequent painful micturition
• Pain during intercourse
• Vaginal bleeding after intercourse
• Engaging in high sexual risk behaviours such as unprotected sex
• Began having sexual intercourse at an early age
• Having a history of sexually transmitted infections
Cervical pap smear done and results analysed
Sexual partner must be contacted and put on treatment
Patient to be assisted in self care