Hello and welcome, Cauterization
of the cervix
is applying a heated cautery or a cold
current [ special instruments and both have same action of denuding the cervical lining] to the cervix. This burns or coagulates and peels off the outer layer of the cervix that is causing the irritation.
You will not feel it as there will be anesthesia
. Later you may expect a discharge for some days until it heals and new cervical lining is formed.
No special after care is needed. Just keep the area clean and dry and change undergarments twice daily. I prefer to advise a refrain from sexual activity for 2 weeks until the wound heals completely so as to avoid repeat infection.
Do not worry. This is a very routine and simple procedure.
Hope this satisfies your query.
Thanks for using HCM.
Feel free to ask any more questions that you may have.
Dr Madhuri Bagde
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist