Moxibustion of cervical erosion is appointed not to everyone. First you need to find out the cause of the erosion, pass a series of tests and get rid of the key factors. After that, if the erosion is not deep, the doctor may prescribe suppositories or ointment. However, it doesn’t always help, moreover, not all women agree to it. After all, you need to carry out the treatment every day. It is easier to cauterize the erosion and forget about it in a couple of weeks. But it was not always so.
The history of cauterization
Many women worry and even panic when they hear they have erosion. Those who had the misfortune to treat this disease 15-20 years ago or have friends who talk about it, are great,y scared of the necessity of cauterization. It is considered to be painful and leave scars which make the birth of a child almost impossible. Is it true? Not at all.
In recent years, medicine has leaped forward. Many Russian as well as foreign developments have been implemented into practice. Now there are several methods of cauterization; the choice is determined by the size of the eroded area, the time period and other peculiarities of the disease. As a result, the doctor chooses the safest and most effective way of treatment.
Regardless of the method, the procedure is carried out only once, it is quick and it rarely hurts. Moxibustion does not bring deep tissue damage, so the maximum of your complaints will be a little discomfort in the abdomen.
Obsolete cauterization methods
Earlier the methods of cauterization were quite aggressive:
- Chemical cauterization
- Electric moxibustion (diathermy coagulation)
However, these methods were too rough and could cause complications in case of careless performance, because it could damage not only the damaged area, but the healthy tissue as well; thus, the scars appeared. In addition, the procedure was painful, and sometimes it had to be repeated twice or thrice, if the erosion was not treated completely. That was the reason why cauterization was not recommended for nulliparous women. But today everything is different.
Modern methods of cauterization
Nowadays moxibustion is done in most advanced techniques, such as:
- Radio waves
Each of this method is effective, but still they differ. Let’s study each of them.
That is moxibustion done by liquid nitrogen. It is suitable for small eroded areas, and one of its advantages is relatively low price.
It has a number of contraindications and possible complications, such as discharge and scars, if the procedure was carried out carelessly.
This method is usually recommended in urban clinics, where they have no modern equipment. So, if you are able to pay a little more money, give up cryoablation and use modern methods of treatment.
In case of laser treatment the doctor can adjust the depth of the impact, and this eliminates the risk of burns and scars on the healthy parts of the cervix. The individually selected output Of the device makes the procedure quick and efficient – you will not have to repeat it again.
Laser cauterization is the most expensive way of treatment. It is more common in private clinics.
Moxibustion by radio waves
Moxibustion with the help of radio wave surgery is a new way of treatment. Machines “Surgitron” and “Photek” are used in gynecology. This method is safe and comfortable as well as laser. For this reason both laser and radio waves are suitable for nulliparous patients. However, radio wave treatment costs less than laser, giving the same effect. So why should you pay more?
The price for cauterization of cervical erosion varies depending on the method. For example, laser cauterization costs 8 thousand rubles, and treatment with old-fashioned Solkovagin drugs costs ten times less.
The gynecologist is required to explain how you should behave after the procedure, when you should come for the examination and what possible complications are.
The discharge after cauterization occurs in most cases; if it lasts less than 3 days, that is all right.
I would like also to remind you that the disease is much easier to prevent than to treat. Each of this method brings some discomfort and requires money, so isn’t it better to come to the doctor once in six months?
Make visits to a gynecologist one of your habits, and then you will be able to prevent the disease.
I think that to find a good gynecologist is not a problem; ask your friends and acquaintances, especially those who had erosion, and visit this specialist. If the doctor is good, you will not get any negative consequences.