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What is cervical ectropion and how is it treated ?

my gyno recently told me that i may have this a sometimes creamish color discharge associated with this? dosent itch or burn...ocassionally differ in smell...not foul smelling....please advise
Asked On : Fri, 8 Apr 2011
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Cervical erosion is a normal phenomenon, especially in ovulatory phase on younger women, pregnant women, and those taking the oral contraceptive pill which increases the total estrogen level in the body. Rarely it can be caused by scarring of the external os during vaginal intercourse.

Usually no treatment is indicated for clinically asymptomatic cervical ectropions.
1. Hormonal therapy may be indicated for symptomatic erosion. If it becomes troublesome to the patient, it can be treated by discontinuing the oral contraceptive pill.
2.By using ablation treatment under local anaesthetic. Ablation involves using a preheated probe (100 degrees celsius) to destroy 3-4mm of the epithelium. n.
Answered: Sat, 9 Apr 2011
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