Endocervicitis is an inflammation of the mucosa and the
glandsof the cervix that may occur when organisms gain access to the cervical
glands after intercourse and, less often, after procedures such as abortion,
intrauterine manipulation, or vaginal delivery. If un-treated, the infection
may extend into the uterus, fallopian tubes, and pelvic cavity. Inflammation
can irritate the cervical tissue, resulting in spotting or bleeding and mucopurulent cervicitis.