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So I was tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea recently and both came back negative. However, my cervix appears to be inflamed so my doctor gave me antibiotics.

Now, awhile ago I did have a yeast infection that got pretty bad because I did not go to the doctor immediately. I had to go through three different medications to get rid of all the yeast. Could having such a bad infection have caused this infection? My doctor just told me that she didn't know what it was and then gave me antibiotics.

I just finished my medication and will be going in for a check up. I'm just wondering how this came about because every time I look up cervicitis I see gonorrhea and chlamydia come up.

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Sounds to me like what your doctor suspected was a nonspecific infection. Thus, they gave you a general antibiotic to tackle it.

Probably, then, what you're looking at is just some kind of bacterial infection, and those really can happen anytime our healthy bacteria balance gets out of whack. For sure, having a yeast infection for a long time, then the treatments for that could certainly have been the root of that imbalance.

I assume your doctor just told you to follow up with this, call in if anything else comes up after you take the antibiotics?

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Yes, I still need to schedule an appointment but I am going back in for a checkup to see if the infection is gone or not.

Thank you [Smile]

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All the best! [Smile]
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