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What are the side effects of cervical cauterization with silver nitrate?

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Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2016
Question: Hello. I had my cervix caurterized yesterday with silver nitrate and was wondering what all the symptoms and side effects were as the doctor didn't quite explain what to expect.
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (1 hour later)
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Hello & thank you for submitting your question to HCM.

After this type of procedure, you
may experience internal tenderness or slight soreness in the pelvic/pubic area. Also, there might be very mild discharge over the next few days. In general, this procedure usually does not cause serious post-operative effects. If you experience any significant pain, bleeding, fever or chills, please see your physician immediately. It is also important to maintain regular follow-up for future pelvic examinations and Pap smear testing.

I hope this was helpful.

Sincerely,
Dr Galamaga
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Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: Hello & thank you for submitting your question to HCM. After this type of procedure, you may experience internal tenderness or slight soreness in the pelvic/pubic area. Also, there might be very mild discharge over the next few days. In general, this procedure usually does not cause serious post-operative effects. If you experience any significant pain, bleeding, fever or chills, please see your physician immediately. It is also important to maintain regular follow-up for future pelvic examinations and Pap smear testing. I hope this was helpful. Sincerely, Dr Galamaga