What is a cervical conization?

Remove precancerous. Cervical conization is a surgery to remove a section of the cervix when there are pre-cancerous cells. This can usually be done in the office, and recovery is not too uncomfortable. Extra repeat pap smears should still be done to make sure all pre-cancerous cells are gone and don't return. Can still have kids after, but cervix can be weak or scarred, so will need special attention when pregnant.

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What can I expect from cervical conization?

Easy procedure. A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. Read more...

Cervical conization- what can I expect to happen?

Easy procedure. A cold cone biopsy of the cervix is a quick procedure & usually done in the or in case heavy bleeding is encountered. Either a general anesthetic, IV sedation, or a local injection can be used. I prefer a combination of the later two and my patients do very well. They rarely feel any pain & appreciate the short nap. Read more...

Cervical conization risks while pregnant?

Pregnancy. Miscarriage could occur if early in pregnancy. Preterm labor/delivery or cervical weakening could occur if later. Would advise discussing with a gyn oncologist and hi risk ob--if cancer risk is high that may outweigh pregnancy risks. Read more...

Anyone who has has cervical conization done have a fullterm baby?

Pregnancy. Many women who have had cervical cones have had healthy term infants. You should have close evaluation of the length of the cervix early in 2nd trimester to determine if cervical insufficiency (weakening/shortening) has occurred. If so there are treatments available to extend your pregnancy if intervention is early. Read more...

Cervical conization while pregnant - do doctors do that, or is it dangerous?

Rarely. One would need to have advanced cervical dysplasia with the worry of possible invasive cervical cancer to warrant a conization during pregnancy. Complications would include excessive bleeding, infection, and loss of enough cervical tissue to risk preterm labor. In 30 years I have done two of these and none in the past 15 years. Read more...