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What is cervical infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Feb-2014
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User:Dear Dr My wife had done cancer checkup recently
User:It shows some cervical infection
User:what does it mean exactly?
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:can you share the report with me?
User:I am extremely sorry. I don't have the report with me. It is done at Chennai and now we are in Mumbai. I just got the information on the phone
User:how serious it is?
Doctor:no problem
Doctor:this is not serious
Doctor:please relax
User:thank god...
Doctor:most women have some amount of infection in their cervix
Doctor:this is expected
User:somebody told me it is a symptom of cervical cancer.
User:Offcourse he is not a doctor.
User:She is a nurse.
Doctor:that is why I am asking you the report to comment specifically
User:I worried
Doctor:mild inflammation is fine
Doctor:please share the report with me to comment specifically
Doctor:You can mail the report to me in your free time
Doctor:would you like to note my email address?
User:Actually it was done 3 months back. we forgot to collect the report from them.
Doctor:When is it possible for you to send the report?
User:yes please send me your email id
User:in 2 days time
Doctor:then how will you send the report, if you do not have it?
User:I will ask them to courier it
Doctor:you can mail to this address
User:can you please hold on. I am checking on the phone
Doctor:In the subject line, mention 'attention to Dr'
User:it shows moderate serviceties
Doctor:what is the level of inflammation ?
User:I asked it. she is not able to explain it
User:advised tab Vibact ds for 14 days 1 -0 - 1
User:I am sorry. I know that without any concrete information I am bothering you
User:Please help!!
User:and it was on Aug-13
Doctor:with the available information, I can say you that moderate cervicitis does not mean cancer
Doctor:it means infection in the cervix
Doctor:That can be cured with antibiotics
Doctor:vibact is like probiotic
Doctor:it will replenish some of the normal organisms in the genital tract
Doctor:she can continue to take the tablet and finish the course
User:Ok, would you like to advice any further checkup?
User:How we would come to know the infection is curred after the course?
User:do I need to do any pathology test?
Doctor:repeat the test or pap smear after taking antibiotic course
Doctor:check for infection again
Doctor:what is your wife's age?
Doctor:how many kids do you have?
User:1 daughter 1 and half year old
Doctor:just one kid?
Doctor:how long are you married for?
Doctor:nothing to worry
User:6 years
Doctor:get back to me with the report
Doctor:or ask her local doctor to treat your wife with antibiotics for 2 weeks minimum
Doctor:repeat the PAP smear after 4 weeks
Doctor:once report is normal, repeat the test annually to make sure that all is normal
User:what will be the cost for pap smear test? any idea?
Doctor:it is not much
Doctor:it will be around 250 INR
Doctor:are you following me?
Doctor:This is not cancer
Doctor:There is no need for you to worry
Doctor:Please do not believe people blindly although I understand a nurse has told you this
User:Oh thank you doctor.
Doctor:Without seeing the reports and the confirmative evidence, we cannot comment anything
Doctor:I hope you understand now
Doctor:please ask me anymore queries that you may have
User:Got it. I will send you the report once I get it just for reconfirmation
Doctor:please send the report and you can come back on chat
Doctor:we can discuss further
Doctor:I would suggest you specifically then
Doctor:For now, please relax
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:get your wife treated for the infection by her doctor
Doctor:all right?
User:thanks a ton for your help. bye
Doctor:my pleasure
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