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    I started a thread last week about a problem I was having. I now know what my problem was that I asked you ladies about. Now I have a few new questions. I went to the doctor for the vaginal infection last week. Today, I went back for a follow-up exam. The culture he took last week showed that I had a cervicitis: more specifically, it is strep. I guess I never associated strep with anything other than the throat. He did tell me that I need to see a doctor immediately at the onset of any symptoms. He also told me that strep could cause problems with pregnancy and that it could cause problems for the baby and that premature birth could result. I wasn't thinking clearly as he was giving me this info; therefore, I did not ask any questions before I left. I do have every intention of picking his brain about these things, but I thought I would ask you in case anybody has the same issues that I have. My questions are as follows: Is this something that I will always have? Will vaginal birth be dangerous for a baby? How could I have gotten it since I have never had sexual intercourse? I did have a bikini wax recently and I guess if it were on her hands or if it had been on something else, it could be possible. My sister-in-law had a throat infection a few weeks back. Could I have gotten it from her if she had used my towel or something? I have wracked my brain. Let me know! Thanks!

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    Sorry to hear about your issue. I just found out that I have the same thing and I know it can be painful. Supposedly, the antibiotic treatment should completely rid your body of the infection. However, there have been a few cases where the body has grown immune to antibiotics and it may reoccur. Although you may be prone to yeast infection, you should be healthy enough to have kids. My doctor also explained things quickly to me, but the point is that it is cured. If you have PID, that's a different story. However, you caught your infection early enough. Cervicitis is usually caused by an std chlamydia or gonorrhea (can be contracted through oral, anal or vaginal sex) or a long vaginal infection like a yeast infection or uti.

    Now I have a question, I was just treated for it. How do I know it is completely gone?


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