Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

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To diagnose cervicitis, your doctor will likely perform a physical exam that includes:

  • A pelvic exam. During this exam, your doctor checks your pelvic organs for areas of swelling and tenderness. He or she also may place a speculum in your vagina to view the upper part of the vagina and the cervix.
  • A specimen collection. In a process similar to a Pap test, your doctor uses a small cotton swab or a brush to gently remove a sample of cervical and vaginal fluid. Your doctor sends the sample to a lab to test for infections. Lab tests also may be performed on a urine sample.
Oct. 24, 2014

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