Types and causes of erosion
Cervical erosion is most often found after delivery, especially complicated. If the birth of the cervix with difficulty, the risk of rupture of internal tissues is high, and if the doctor does not notice these ruptures or inaccurately sew, then erosion can not be avoided. What is this erosion? (By the way, many women consider erosion to be the "onset of cancer", but doctors deny this opinion, although they do not reject the fact that if erosion is not treated, it is likely to "earn" cervical cancer).
The cervix is ??a continuation of the uterus itself, a kind of "channel" between the uterine cavity and the vagina. The cervix has an external and internal pharynx. The vaginal part of the cervix (exocervix) is seen by a gynecologist at a routine examination, and the inner part of the cervix (cervical canal or endocervix) is not available when viewed. If suddenly endocervix became "visible" during a routine examination, that is, it is a rim (most often inflamed) of exocervix, then they talk about erosion of the cervix.
"Turn inside out" cervix "help" many states. For example, rapid and rapid delivery, a large fetus, surgical interventions in the process of delivery, a large number of abortions in the past, early or late late childbirth. The cause of erosion is also often infectious diseases, which are transmitted sexually. During pregnancy, the woman's immunity is weakened, and it is easier than ever to get infected with any bacilli that, as a result of their vital functions, "loosen up" the cervix, and contribute to erosion as well.
Erosion is also congenital (however, it is very rare), and it is also provoked by hormonal disorders.
Diagnosis and treatment of erosion
The doctor can find out the erosion on examination within a few weeks after the birth (therefore, it is recommended that newly mummified mothers not neglect the visit to the gynecologist). He will also compile smears for research and identification of possible diseases. Quite often erosion of the cervix is ??asymptomatic, and women learn about it either during a repeated pregnancy, or after the symptoms of infectious diseases appear. Various pathological discharge, pulling the pains in the lower abdomen (including during sexual intercourse), itching and burning in the area of ??the external genitalia - all this is the reason for contacting a specialist.
Unfortunately, very often the "postpartum companion" is thrush. And who among us does not know how this illness is treated? Alas, just self-medication is a dangerous thing. It happens that the milkwoman has managed to be cured, but after a while it is renewed. And the reason for this is not only a chronic complication, but also quite likely, that it is because of erosion that the disease can not be cured.
No woman can eradicate herself with erosion, because you will not find any medications for this ailment. Although very often they treat erosion and medication, but only in complex therapy. If the cause of erosion are infectious diseases of the reproductive system, then first they have to treat them with medicines, and at the same time the doctor decides how to get rid of erosion.
Today, there are several ways to treat cervical erosion. Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages. Only an experienced specialist can explain to you all the nuances of this or that "procedure", and the choice of treatment largely depends on the "neglect" of erosion and other factors (for example, the age of the woman, the general state of her health, etc.).
- Electrocoagulation (or diathermy, or diathermocoagulation). This is the oldest method of treating erosion - cauterizing it with an electric shock. Thermal burn instantly covers the treated area with a scab, and under it there may be foci of dysplasia. This method is very painful and leaves a cicatrix on the cervix, which can lead to serious consequences in the future (for example, in subsequent pregnancies and childbirth).
- Cryotherapy is the treatment of erosion of the cervix with liquid nitrogen. Very often this method is called freezing. The procedure is painless, but with improper conduct it is possible to form scars on the cervix.
- Laser therapy is the most modern and most effective way of treating erosion, but only if it is carried out by an experienced specialist.
- Chemical coagulation - treatment of erosion by special chemical preparations (for example, Solkagin). The method is the simplest and least effective. Helps only with shallow erosion and after several "treatments".
- Radio wave surgery is a contactless method of treating erosion. The radio wave contributes to the destruction and evaporation of the "sick" cell.
Erosion after childbirth and a new pregnancy
The pregnancy itself does not affect cervical erosion, so it is not treated before delivery. Another thing is if erosion was treated earlier. Many women are worried about the question, and how this treatment can affect the course of subsequent births? It all depends on what method you got rid of erosion, or rather whether this method left scars on the cervix, which will impede the opening of the cervix in the period of childbirth.
To ensure that the delivery after erosion treatment has been successful and without complications - doctors recommend that when planning pregnancy pay more attention to the tissues of the cervix. To soften the scars can, to some extent, the use of sea buckthorn oil, for example. In any case, your gynecologist should be aware of what is happening inside, and you must follow his recommendations and instructions.
Women with cervical erosion - a considerable amount, and most of them successfully nurtured and gave birth to their babies. Do not be ill!