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Slight bleeding and discomfort since cervical cauterisation with silver nitrate. Any post treatment precautions ?

Hi! I had a cervical cauterisation with silver nitrate on Friday, the gynaecologist who performed the procedure was being supervised as he was a student. Once he had finished I asked if there was anything I should expect or anything I should avoid doing. He said nothing and to carry on as normal. I didn t think that sounded right and the following morning I had slight bleeding and the discomfort has been continuous. The bleeding is very little but still here. I haven t had sex and I don t feel like I should to prevent infection. I am more concerned by the lack of information post treatment, especially as I was told to expect nothing and I have been bleeding and had discomfort.
Asked On : Thu, 7 Mar 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
After cautery, it is common to experience slight amount of spotting and discomfort due to handling of cervix with instruments; there may be increased white discharge also especially with cryo-cautery. Abstinence should be practiced for 2-4 weeks to avoid infection until the wound heals. Avoid inserting tampons and use sanitary napkins. See your gynecologist for a review after 6 weeks. Hope your query has been answered. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi, the bleeding folowing cauterization may some times happen, that is why it should be followed by a course of antibiotics, to be used. And good nourishing food should be taken, and these are general measures, that is why it is not mentioned by him. Thank you.
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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