Hello. I went to my doctor yesterday as since splitting with my partner of 2 years earlier this year because he was cheating on me, i had noticed a change in my vaginal discharge.I have always taken my sexual health seriously, and before having sex with my ex partner i went for an STD test which came back nagative. He told me he had done the same.I found out yesterday that I have chronic cervicitis, i don't know which STD has caused it yet as the results have not come back until Friday, but i feel so scared, dirty and violated.I believe for an STD to become cervicitus it has to first be acute and then chronic, which takes some time. Meaning that either my partner did not ever have an STD test when we met, or he was sleeping around behind my back for much longer than he has admitted to.I think i just need some sort of reassuring to be honest because i'm worried sick at the moment. I'm scared that if i have had this infection for 2 years it will have done lasting damage (my doctor felt my womb and ovaries and said they felt normal) and the cervicitis i have was described as "Mild" but will require lazer treatment, which also scares me. I never considered children, but the prospect of not being able to ever have them terrifies me.I just feel so depressed, like this has just added insult to injury about the fact that i spent 2 years of my live loving a lying, cheating slimeball and never saw through him :o(
I feel so dirty...
It could be the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). I would wait to ask your doc what your next step should be, if it is indeed HPV.
There's a lot not known about cervicitis, and non-STD causes may be significant. Having it doesn't necessarily imply that you have an STD, though it is often so.