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What could be the side effects of loop diathermy of the cervix ?

loop diathermy of the cervix- discomfort and side effects (feeling unwell afterward) Hi. Yesterday i had the loop diathermy of the cervix procedure done following c1-2 abnormalities that were detected from a routine pap smear and biopsies. This was done under a local anesthetic. I was very anxious and tense before and during the procedure and quite uncomfortable. Afterwards, i felt sore and had a jelly like feeling in my legs. This lasted only a few hours but i did have sore aching muscles and joints from about my lower back and downward through my legs. After resting some and taking paracetamol, the discomfort in my cervix subsided. However i then had very restless night s sleep feeling very achy and fever like. It is now mid morning and i m feeling no better. There is only a small amount of bleeding and i am not experiencing pain in the area of the procedure. Could it just be a coincidence, maybe i have the flu , or does this sound like an infection is starting? Thanks for your help.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Jun 2011
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thanks for choosing Loop Diathermy is a procedure where abnormal cells are removed from the cervix and then a substance is used to seal the area to allow it to heal. The process takes four to six weeks to heal from. During that time a number of side effects are possible. Most commonly there is a regular bloody discharge and after about a week a prolonged period of bleeding.The effects may include prolonged bleeding, irritability, restlessness, slight water retention, Irregular periods, acne, headaches, abdominal pain and weight gain. There can be other side effects as well like anxiety, induce mild insulin resistance, clinical depression and mood swings.Contact your doctor if you bleed excessively,foul smelling odour,severe crampy abdominal pain.

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