Sexually transmitted disease, yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, menopause, low hormone levels and chemical irritation are all potential causes of an itching sensation in the cervix, per MedLine Plus. In rarer cases, the itching can be caused by cervical cancer or a skin condition.Continue Reading
Cervicitis is an inflammation of the cervix that often results in an itching sensation, according to Drugs.com. Chlamydia and gonorrhea are two sexually transmitted infections that result in this condition. Genital herpes and physical trauma are also possible sources. The condition can also develop into pelvic inflammatory disease. A doctor will need to do a pelvic exam for a proper diagnosis, per Drugs.com.
It is also possible that cervical itching is caused by genital warts even if no warts are visible, according to Healthline. The warts are caused by a form of the human papillomavirus. This virus is sexually transmitted, and there is no cure for it. However, the itching and other symptoms can be treated to make the patient more comfortable. Outbreaks may come and go over the rest of the patient's lifespan.
If there is unusual vaginal discharge, pain in the pelvis, constipation or frequent urination in addition to the itching, there is a higher possibility of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One should see a doctor immediately if any of these symptoms persist for two weeks or longer.Learn more about Reproductive Anatomy
During menopause, the levels of the ovarian hormone called inhibin begin to decrease, causing a decrease in the production of the FSH hormone. As the inhibin levels fall, FSH levels increase over the menopausal transition period.Full Answer >
A home menopause test is performed by using over-the-counter test kits that screen the urine for follicle-stimulating hormone levels, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Elevated levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, produced in the body by the pituitary gland, can be a sign of the onset of menopause.Full Answer >
Low hormone levels in women usually refers to the loss of estrogen and testosterone once a woman reaches menopause. According to WebMD, low testosterone levels may cause a drop in libido and low estrogen levels may cause hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness or itching and loss of sex drive. Low estrogen levels also put a woman at an increased risk for heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and fractures.Full Answer >
Low thyroid-stimulating hormone, or TSH, levels can lead to symptoms such as fatigue, leg cramps, dry skin and a feeling of being too cold and can cause an underactive thyroid gland, or hypothyroidism, explains Cleveland Clinic. Symptoms of low TSH levels caused by an overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, include nervousness, rapid heart rate, weight loss, irregular menstruation and a feeling of being hot, explains WebMD. Damage to the thyroid gland, which creates TSH, causes these low levels, Cleveland Clinic states.Full Answer >