The probable risk factors of the disease are:
- Being sexually active from an early age
- Faulty sexual habits like unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners, specifically those who participate in high-risk behaviors
- Genetic history of sexually transmitted infections
The diagnostic procedure for the medical condition usually follows a combination of physical examination, inquiries about the medical history and lifestyle of the patient, followed by medical tests. Let’s take a closer look at the procedure:
Physical examination – The doctor will take a thorough look at the affected site based on your symptoms. Aside from this, they may look for redness, inflammation, and tenderness of the cervix and uterus.
Investigation of medical history – The doctor is likely to inquire about your lifestyle. For instance, the number of sexual partners, sexual practices, etc. They may also ask about your personal medical history of vaginal infections.
The doctor will also take a close look at the medications that you may be taking now or had been taking in the recent past.
Make sure to carry all your medical documents that record the history of your personal medical conditions and drug intake. You will have to make your doctor aware of other medications like non-prescription or OTC (over-the-counter) medications, herbals, vitamins, and supplements that you may be taking presently or may have taken recently.