Commonly known as a wound in the uterus or a wound in the cervix “service”It is one of the most common gynecological problems encountered by gynecologists.
sores of the cervix (service)general meaning inflammation of the cervical tissue is. Cervicitis is often due to an infection, but it can sometimes occur after irritation or trauma.
More than half of women suffer from cervicitis at some point in their lives. Any sexually active woman, regardless of age, is a suitable candidate for cervicitis.
Most women with groin pain and vaginal discharge may have cervicitis alone or in combination with another disease.
It is difficult for a person to suspect self-cervicitis because its symptoms are similar to many other diseases and do not cause specific complaints. It is usually noticed by a gynecological examination performed for another reason.
What are the symptoms of cervical sores?
The first symptom of cervicitis is vaginal discharge that occurs in the period following the end of menstruation. Other symptoms include abnormal vaginal bleeding, itching, burning in the vagina, pain during intercourse, bleeding after intercourse, burning during urination, and lower back pain.
In mild cases, there may be no symptoms, but as the event progresses, a foul-smelling and inflammatory discharge appears.
A prolonged and untreated cervicitis can worsen the mucus (cervix secretion) structure, impairing the entry of sperm into the cervical canal and thus leading to infertility.
The first step of infertility treatment is the proper removal of infections in the cervix and vagina.
Even if a woman with cervicitis becomes pregnant, there is a risk of miscarriage and premature birth. In addition, postnatal lung and eye infections are more common in babies born to such mothers.
How are cervix sores treated?
If the condition of cervicitis is prolonged or there is no regression despite the treatment of the underlying cause, some minor surgical interventions can be performed to destroy the abnormal cells in this area.
The most commonly used are cauterization (burning), cryotherapy (freezing) and laser treatments.
The aim is the same in all three methods: to cauterize the wound by killing the inflammatory tissue.
Cauterization is destruction with the help of heat. Among the people, this process is called “wound burning”.
It is the oldest and most classical method in chronic cervicitis. Heat is generated by passing an electric current through the tip of a pen-shaped probe.
There may be slight pain during the procedure, which takes a few minutes. Rarely, scar tissue formed after cautery may cause obstruction in the cervical canal.
Cryotherapy is the freezing of abnormal tissues with the help of liquid carbon dioxide or nitrogen. This is also called “wound freezing” among the people.
It causes less pain and allows a more controlled tissue destruction.
It provides less scar tissue formation.
It is applied with a gun-shaped device. The places where the tip of this gun touches freeze. The procedure is performed without any anesthesia. It is a very simple process that takes a few minutes.
It is the destruction of tissues by laser. Regardless of the type of treatment, a dirty vaginal discharge is seen for 1-2 weeks following the destruction of the cells. During this period, there may be bleeding in the form of spotting, so sexual intercourse should be avoided for 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Complete recovery can sometimes take up to 6-8 weeks.
Precautions to Prevent Cervicitis
Some simple measures are sufficient to prevent cervicitis or to ensure that it is diagnosed at an early stage.
– Do not delay the examination in the presence of vaginal discharge.
Even if you do not have any complaints, go through a gynecological examination once a year and have a smear taken.
– Never use irritant substances such as scented tampons, deodorants, powders.
– Never wash the inside of the vagina with water or soap. Because that region has a naturally acidic environment. The deterioration of that environment will put you at risk for infections.
-Change your underwear frequently and choose non-synthetic cottons.
– Pay attention to your cleaning after toilet. Always wipe from front to back, not from back to front.
If Cervicitis Gets Chronic…
If the cervical infection becomes chronic, cysts can form in the Nabothi glands around the cervical canal. In this case, freezing and incineration may become necessary.