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Is It Dangerous To Get My Cervix Cauterized
Six weeks: It usually takes six weeks for the skin to heal properly. ...Read more
Depends: If this was done for mild precancer of the cervix, I would suggest waiting until you've had a follow-up pap before trying to get pregnant. This should be done anywhere from 3-6 mos after your treatment. You want to be sure your doc got rid of all the abnormal cells. ...Read more
Hpv treatment: Some people who have changes in the cervix because of HPV will be offered what is called a loop electrical excision procedure, or LEEP, which is when a doctor will cut out a piece of the cervix and cauterize what is left in order to remove the area that can become cancer if not treated. ...Read more
Had a part of my cervix cauterize even though my pap was normal&i now I'm hearing now it wasn't necessary cause I didn't have ectropion. What will happen?
Probably just fine: Ectropion is a common cervical finding that is rarely associated with any worrisome condition. Cautery or laser treatment to the cervix is generally reserved for early abnormal changes to the cervix (such as moderate or severe dysplasia) that are discovered by biopsy if one's Pap test is abnormal. The cervix almost always heals well after cautery. Rarely pregnancy/ infertility issues can arise. ...Read more
3 opinions say I need hysterectomy d/t fibroid, suggested leaving cervix but removing center of it and cauterizing. Will I still have monthly bleeding?
Not usually: That is called a supracervical hysterectomy. Occassionally someone will experience a small amount of bleeding due to endometrial cells present in the lower uterine segment. That is not very common though. ...Read more
Swollen cervix: A swollen cervix can occur when there is an infection or injury to that structure. ...Read more
Not usually: One normally does not feel nausea after a cervical exam. ...Read more
Is leukoplakia of the cervix a transmitted disease of some sort. How does one get leukoplakia of the cervix?
Leukoplakia: Leukoplakia is just a whitish patch on the cervix visible the the eye. It can be caused by various things such as rubbing from a device in the vagina or from a viral infection with hpv. So yes, it can be sometimes caused by a transmitted disease but often it's not. A biopsy is the only way to be sure what is the cause. If pap smear is abnormal, this is the best way to figure it out. ...Read more
Afraid to get IUD was painful last time. They said cervix wasn't opening or something. How do I avoid it, when is best time of month to get iud?
Herpes progenitalis?: The busters on the penis which come and go are most likely due to Herpes genitalis unless proven otherwise. A simple blood test can provide the answer. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
No: Almost every cervix has some degree of bending or flexion - that is normal and does not affect the ability to conceive. ...Read more
Your O.B.'s decision: Cervical cerclage ('putting a string around the cervix) in order to prevent 2nd/3rd trimester pregnancy loss is a clinical decision usually based upon history of prior early pregnancy losse (s). You must decide if the cerclage procedure (w/ low complication rate) is worth the risk or the risk of losing the baby is greater. Congrats on the baby! ...Read more
None: It is better to leave that to nature. ...Read more
Drs'.What is a piece of cervix biopsy? And do one get deformed down there after biopsy? I assume.
Sample of the cervix: A cervical biopsy is a tiny piece of your cervix to determine the presence or absence of cervical disease/pathology. This will not deform your cervix. ...Read more
I'm trying to get pregnant but can't I'm 32 with no children plus a small cervix please tell me how can I get pregnant?
Time for consult: If you have been having unprotected sex with your partner for more than a year & not conceived, a workup at a fertility center may be the best way to find answers. Both you & your partner will need to be evaluated. Your regular OB can sometimes start the process but the center can study you both & provide information on assisted pregnancy if needed. ...Read more
What type of discharge do you get when the egg is fertilized what happens to the cervix? Does it close up or does it stay open?
Fertilization: Discharge can vary but the cervix should be closed during this time. ...Read more
I went for a hysterosalpingogram but unfortunately they were not able to do as they could not get through my cervix what will be the next step?
Hsg: You should see your doctor to evaluate if the cervix is stenotic (almost closed) or is the uterus tilted at a sharp angle preventing entry of the catheter. Depending on the finding certain things may help. For example, a full bladder may help with a sharp angle, or medications can be used in cases of cervical stenosis. Good luck. ...Read more
On October 10th I will be 9 weeks...I'm worried that my incompetent cervix will open. Should I get a sooner appointment? Scared 3 losses with cervix
Yes, sooner: It is highly recommended that you start prenatal care as soon as possible. Be sure to consult with an OB that specializes in high risk pregnancy; ...Read more
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