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Doctor insights on: Cervical Ablation Recovery

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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again.Same result. Now it's time for ablation?

Cervical median branch block relieved my neck pain for 2 days then pain again. Did mbb again.Same result. Now it's time for ablation?

What is the cause: Medial branch blocks (mmb) of nerves anesthetize few hours, proving nerves carry pain signals to brain; ablation also temp (few mo). But what are actual peripheral pain transducers? Mbb does not reveal. Are pain transducers myofascia, muscles, tendons, ligaments, or nerves pinched at spine? True cure requires id of pain generator(s). See osteopath ; rule in/rule out candidate transducers. ...Read more

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I had a hysteroscopy , ablation cervical cautery and sterilisation done , the sterilisation was a success , but the rest had failed , why? Need answers

I had a hysteroscopy , ablation cervical cautery and sterilisation done , the sterilisation was a success , but the rest had failed , why? Need answers

Check with your doc: Ablation works in 90-95% or women, so check as to whether there were circumstances in your situation that put your procedure in the failed category. Cervical cauterization is not a commonly performed procedure these days vs years ago, when it was fairly common. ...Read more

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Cervical medial branch block with DEXA lidocaine gave me 1 day of neck pain relief.after 1day neck pain again.ok to Proceed to radiofreq ablation?

No way!: Be patient. Some times it takes a few weeks for dexa to get effect. Ablation is a serious procedure with some side effects and no warranties. Rec. see your pain management specialist for medication adjustment (e.g. tramadol, relafen, Lidocaine 20% patch, etc.) Also cognitive behavior therapy. East-West integration medicine. Take care. ...Read more

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Should I get laser ablation for the removal of a premature cancer on my cervix?

Should I get laser ablation for the removal of a premature cancer on my cervix?

? In-Situ: Laser ablation is the equivalent of surgical excision. By "premature" i assume you mean 'in-situ' carcinoma. Either continues to convey some risk of cells deeper than the ablation/excision removes. ...Read more

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Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome? Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?

Could laser ablation of the cervix cause toxic shock syndrome?  Would a sunburn like rash on the hips be indicative of tss?

Possible?: It's theoretically possible but i haven't heard of any such cases and wasn't able to find any case reports. A flat rash on some part of the body can be seen with tss but it's not common. If you're not feeling well and suspect you may have tss, it's best to go to an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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As a patient, is it inappropriate to ask a pain management doctor how many cervical radio frequency nerve ablations he has done? Are 5 of them alot?

It's fine to ask: As a patient you have a right to know what level of experience your physician has. So ask away. Cervical radio frequency ablations are not a really common procedure, even for someone who specializes in pain management. 5 is not a big number but if I felt comfortable with my doctor otherwise I wouldn't let that bother me. ...Read more

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How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

How long the recovery time is for thermal ablation?

Usually 1-2 days: Most ablations require very little recovery & you should be back to normal after 1-2 days. You need to be at pelvic rest (nothing in the vagina) for 2-4 weeks, but otherwise downtime is minimal. If done under general anesthesia, 1-2 days is usually needed to recover from the anesthetic. Rarely pts may experience severe pain & need up to 2 weeks off to recover. Take the pain meds prescribed! ...Read more

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How Long is recovery supposed to be after novasure ablation? I've been with dichargre for two weeks

How Long is recovery supposed to be after novasure  ablation? I've been with dichargre for two weeks

Normal: Discharge following in the metria liberation is going to be normal even for two weeks. If you're concerned there might be the possibility of infection, and definitely see your doctor. But it would be normal to have dark brown discharge for a couple of weeks ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more