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Going to have cervix precancerous cells frozen. Doctor using anaesthesia for it. Is that normal?

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Going to have cervix precancerous cells frozen. Doctor is putting me under anaesthesia for it. Is that normal?
Posted Thu, 20 Jun 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

Cervical dysplasia implies that some of the cells of the cervix are abnormal. There are different types of treatment and assessment options.

These include cryotherapy , the procedure you may be scheduled to do. Cryotherapy is the process of freezing and killing abnormal cells.

Local anesthesia involves the application or injection of anesthetic agents into the genitalia to numb the area or the use of epidural injections.
General is usually used to refer to the use of gases to induce 'sleep'.

In some instances in the treatment of cervical lesions, doctors may use intravenous agents to make the person drowsy, though this is not technically general anesthesia , it is still refered to as such. In this case there are no gases involved and waking up occurs faster and easier.
It is possible that your doctor may be referring to the use of intravenous drugs because cryotherapy is normally done under local anesthetic.

Having said that cyrotherapy is normally done under local , doctors practices may vary and this may the way that he or she believes may be best.

YOu may want to discuss your concerns with him or her regarding the anesthetic.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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