How To Treat Cervical Erosion
There are many ways of treating cervical erosion. As a rule, they help women to recover completely. Some of these methods are more reliable, some are considered not so effective, but one of them will certainly help you. So, how is cervical erosion treated?
For a young nulliparous woman with no signs of infection and inflammation conservative methods are often recommended. Such schemes area prescribed only for women who have small eroded areas and no complications. Among usual recommendations are suppositories with a regenerative effect, pills that suppress the growth of the “wrong” flora and restorative drugs, such as vitamins.
If this is your way of treatment, you are lucky. On the one hand, you will not be healed immediately: a course usually lasts 3-4 months. However, this kind of treatment will not cause any kind of complications you might be afraid of. A woman can be treated without fears of bad consequences.
If you have large erosion that appeared because of infection or after birth, or conservative treatment doesn’t help, the doctor will advise you to cauterize it. You can use this method if you want to be healthy soon.
Cauterization of erosion:
- Liquid nitrogen (cryosurgery)
- Specific chemotherapy
- Laser treatment
- Radio waves
- Electrocution (diathermy coagulation)
Whatever the method, the principle of cauterization is the same: the doctor damages the eroded area, stimulating growth factors in the cells. Therefore, they diffident and cover the damaged area with normal, healthy mucosa. Perhaps, this description sounds a bit intimidating, but it is not scary at all.
Moxibustion gives a quicker effect, than conservative therapy. It does not require daily procedure, buying drugs and long waiting. You hold one procedure, after which you just carry out personal hygiene thoroughly and refrain sexual life for a month. For many women this treatment is much easier than conservative therapy for many weeks.
However, do not rush to be treated at once. First you must go through a thorough examination to identify possible causes and eliminate them.
Examination and testing
Before you are assigned moxibustion, you need to pass a series of tests and be examined by the gynecologist.
The examination may include the following:
- Colposcopy and pelvic ultrasound
- Smears from the vagina and the cervix
- Tests on chlamydia, trichomonas, gardnerella, ureaplasma, mycoplasma
- Clinical blood test, sugar blood test, coagulation analysis on RW, HCvAg, HbsAg.
These are all tests that may be assigned taking into account the degree of erosion and its causes.
How to treat cervical erosion with cauterization
The most modern types of cauterization are:
- Laser moxibustion
- Radio waves cauterization
- Chemical fixation
- They are efficient even against deep and extensive erosion
- They do not leave scars, that is why they are recommended even for nulliparous women
- They do not harm healthy cells
- The recovery period is relatively short – 2-4 weeks
Other methods of treatment:
- Cryosurgery, or cauterization by liquid nitrogen
- Diathermocoagulation, or electric cauterization
The disadvantages of these methods are as follows:
- They do not cure deep erosion completely
- They have a long recovery period – 4 weeks
- They leave scars that are very bad for nulliparous women, as they may cause rupture during birth
Do not worry if the doctors chooses the treatment that seems to be wrong. The doctor chooses the treatment that is most appropriate for the particular case. However, the clinic might have only old and obsolete equipment, than you’d better turn to another clinic.
Choose the specialist who will carry out the moxibustion very thoroughly, especially if you are planning to have children.
Ask your friends, get the information from the Internet. If you are not sure in your specialist, consult several people to verify the accuracy of diagnosis and the method of cauterization. Learn the reasons for choosing this or that method. Good luck!