Just a couple of decades ago, it was the most widely used and respected method of treatment, highly valued by physicians, but fiercely disliked by patients. The patients feared, because the electric coagulation was accompanied by very unpleasant sensations. Perhaps, from this point on women and secure correspondence it is fundamentally wrong opinion that any kind of cauterization is very painful.
Diathermocoagulation is a cheap and popular method of treatment, because it does not require sophisticated and expensive equipment and special skills in handling the equipment. The procedure itself takes only about 20 minutes, it is produced without anesthesia, and after it the patient is sent to the ward, and a few hours later, if all goes well, she can go home. However, it has more disadvantages than merits.
The healing after cervical cauterization by current, if we compare it with other methods, is very long and can last up to 2.5 months. What does this mean? Firstly, the fact that this treatment is deeply damaged mucosa healthy parts, and therefore, an increased risk of scarring. Second, the longer the tissues remain traumatized, the greater the risk of immediate complications of medical procedure – infection and bleeding.
Briefly about the shortcomings of the electric cauterization
- Pain, depending on the depth and size of the erosion of the patient may be even much;
- Prolonged healing after surgery, since healthy tissue is damaged;
- Because of the instant formation of a crust in the area of cauterization the erosion may not completely remove and require another procedure;
- It is not suitable for women who have plans to child birth as after the cauterization there can be a scar that makes it difficult.
From advantages you can select only the cheapness and availability of this method. The next method is obsolete after cautery current is chemical coagulation, which is also still used.
Thus, it can be said that at least nulliparous women, this method is not something that is not recommended, and even contraindicated. Actually, those who already have children, you should choose a different, safer and less traumatic treatment option.