What is cervicitis?
The cervix is the donut-shaped opening in the lower portion of your uterus leading to the interior of your vagina. It’s the path through which menstruation and childbirth both occur. It’s often thought of as a physical barrier to your uterus.
Typically caused by sexually transmitted infections (STIs), cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix. When it becomes inflamed, sensitive, and irritated, it’s also referred to as a friable cervix. More often than not, addressing the underlying cause of cervicitis resolves the problem.