If the growth of cervical cancer was indicated by colposcopy, there is no need for to be cervical conization performed. However, some doctors may want to perform cervical conization as well so as to find out about the type of cervical cancer.Additionally, pregnant women are discouraged from having cervical conization.
Number Of Trips Abroad
There is no need for a specific preparation before the cervical conization since the procedure is performed with local anesthesia
How It Is Performed
For the operation of cervical conization, surgeons may use some of these medical tools:
Cervical conization operation is performed with local anesthesia since the use of these tools may cause pain and discomfort.
Cervical conization operation does not require a very long recovery period. After resting a couple of days, patients can go back to work. Cervical conization operation is a minimally invasive procedure; therefore, it does not cause major harm to the cervix or other organs. To some extent, patients may experience bleeding, which would last for a few days, but you should contact your doctor if you experience excessive bleeding.Women are advised to use pads instead of tampons and refrain from douching for the period of few weeks after cervical conization.
Even though cervical conization is a minimally invasive and outpatient operation, still there are some risks and complications involved. These are excessive bleeding,cervical stenosis (narrowing) and cervical incompetence, when the cervix is not able to stay closed during pregnancy, requiring a cervical cerclage.
A side effect of cervical conization includes limited bleeding and vaginal discharge. Yet, these effects would last for a week after the operation.
What Is a Cervical Conization?
Cervical conization is a procedure for the identification ofcervical cancer symptoms and changes in the patient’s cervix.
Is LEEP the Best Device for Cervical Conization?
LEEP is a new method which gains good opinions among gynecologists, but it does not mean that other devices such as laser or scalpel are worse – in the hands of an experienced gynecologist all of them can give good results in looking for cervical cancer.
What are the Causes of Cervical Cancer?
Most of the time, cervical cancer develops as a result of HPV.Therefore, an HPV vaccination program is being developed as a part of cervical cancer prevention. With the help of cervical conization changes such as cervical dysplasia which is caused by HPV, can be detected.
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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.