Cervical ulcer symptoms and how to treat


Cervical ulcer symptoms and how to treat

Many women suffer from cervical ulcers, 

Sometimes cuts and ulcers occur in the cervical region, when the soft cells (glandular cells) that line the cervical canal protrude to the outer surface of the cervix. 

Normally, the outer part of the cervix consists of hard cells known as (epithelial cells).

Because these soft cells are more sensitive than the cells outside the cervix (epithelial cells), they produce more mucus and tend to bleed easily. 

This difference in the nature of the cell causes unpleasant symptoms in many women, the most famous of which are:

Unpleasant vaginal discharge. 
Pain and bleeding during or after intercourse. 
Pain and bleeding during or after a pelvic exam.
Bleeding during the last months of pregnancy.
The condition is known medically as cervical inversion or erosion. 

It's fairly common in women of their fertile and childbearing years, but it doesn't affect fertility and isn't considered a predictor of any cancerous tumor. 

It is possible that the patient will not have any symptoms at all, as many women do not discover that they have ulcers on the cervix until they visit a gynecologist and do a pelvic examination. 

Cervical ulcer methods

One of the most popular ways to cauterize cervical ulcers 
Cauterization of cervical ulcers with heat.
And cauterization of cervical ulcers by cryotherapy. 
Cervical ulcer cauterization with heat
The heat cautery technique relies on the use of a small instrument (the probe), which is a device with a hot spherical head that acts as a source of high heat, which is shed on the soft cells, to remove the upper layers of sensitive cells in the cervix.

After numbing the affected area, this treatment allows healthy, firmer cells to grow again and gets rid of soft cells. 

The process also takes about 5-10 minutes. 

Heat cautery therapy enhances the area on the cervix for the growth of firmer tissues. 

This firmer tissue is less prone to bleeding and excessive vaginal discharge, which helps to get rid of these unpleasant symptoms for many women. 

Cervical Ulcer Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy of cervical ulcers is based on the use of freezing gas ( liquid nitrogen ) at a temperature of about -50 ° C, to destroy unwanted cells in the cervix. 

It creates an "iceball" on the cervix, and the snowball kills these abnormal cells.

The patient may feel some chills or cramps.

When these unhealthy cells are destroyed, the body can replace them with new healthy cells. You probably won't need any painkillers, as the process takes about 10 minutes. 

Because cervical cryosurgery is less invasive than other types of surgery, it saves the patient a lot of pain and chances of bleeding while avoiding dangerous possibilities of other complications. 

It is also less expensive and time consuming than all other types of surgeries.

It also does not harm nearby tissues, so it can be repeated or combined with other treatments if necessary. 

Get the best results 

 Freeze for 3 minutes.
 Pause until the cervix allows to dissolve, 5 minutes. 
Freezing is repeated for another 3 minutes. 
This operation can also result in some minor complications, such as:

But a few minutes of rest will relieve these symptoms. 

Watery secretions. 
Therefore, it should be noted the need to bring sanitary pads to the patient.

Also, in the first week or two after cryotherapy, the patient may experience watery or bloody vaginal discharge. But there is no need to worry, it means that the body is getting rid of the waste of old cells. 

The success rate of cryosurgery is about 85 to 90 percent. 

Mild cramping during the procedure is the most common risk of cryotherapy. 

Some rare complications of cryotherapy include:

Vaginal bleeding .
Freezing burns on the vagina. 
 We must also note that we must go to the hospital if the patient experiences any of the following symptoms:

high temperature; 
Unusual, foul-smelling vaginal discharge. 
stomach ache. 
In rare cases, cryocautery may cause scarring in the cervix, also known as cervical stenosis. This condition may make it difficult to become pregnant, carry on with a pregnancy, or give birth naturally. Cervical stenosis may also increase cramping during normal menstrual bleeding.

Tips after cauterization of cervical ulcer

A cervical swab is taken three to six months after the procedure to make sure that the abnormal cells have been destroyed and that they do not recur. 

It may need to be scanned annually or more frequently thereafter.

We must also note that the patient will be able to return to her normal activities once the operation is completed, except for:

Use tampons. 
Having intercourse.
And that for two to three weeks after surgery. This gives the cervix the right time to heal.

As for taking the pill, there is nothing wrong with continuing to take it on schedule.

We must also clarify the conflict of the process with cases of pregnancy or the period of menstruation 

Complications of cauterization of cervical ulcers with heat
The complication rate for this type of operation is very low, but the most common complications are:
Narrowing of the cervical opening. 
Which can be easily treated with antibiotics 

Pain similar to menstrual pain or a slight burning sensation. 
Which can be exceeded with a few analgesics, such as: paracetamol and ibuprofen.

Heavy watery discharge in the few days following the operation.
These watery secretions may last up to 4 weeks. 

But the patient must take care that if the color of these secretions changes from pink to brown, or if there are yellow or foul-smelling secretions; This is an indication of a bacterial infection, which requires the use of an appropriate antibiotic, under the supervision of a specialist doctor. 

To avoid the risk of bacterial infection during the first four weeks, the following must be adhered to: 

Use sanitary towels, not tampons.
Avoid intercourse.
And avoid swimming.
Avoid vaginal creams.
While you must go to the hospital in cases 

high temperature;
Profuse vaginal bleeding.
Severe pain in the abdomen.
foul-smelling vomit
Unfortunately, gynecological diseases are surrounded by many rumors and misperceptions, so we must resort to a specialist and pay attention to describing the symptoms and strictly following the doctor’s instructions.

Finally, it should be noted that cervical ulcers are not classified as a serious disease.

It is usually a symptom of several other diseases.

So we have to quickly detect and diagnose.