Possible perspectives in cervical erosion treatment by infrared coagulation
Cervical erosion is a common condition which occurs when cells from inside the cervical canal (endocervix), known as columnar epithelium are protrude on the vaginal portion of the cervix (ectocervix). The aim of this research was to evaluate the possible perspectives in the treatment of cervical erosion by using infrared coagulation. A random selection of two hundred (200) patients aged between 20 to 46 years was examined. Clinical criteria for selecting patients were those complaining for having virginal discharge, painful coitus, postictal bleeding, irregular vaginal bleeding and dysuria among patients within their reproductive age. However, after exclusion of malignancy and other chronic conditions a total of 40 patients were diagnosed with cervical erosion and they were taken as a study group. They were divided into two sub-groups of 20 patients in each. As a result 50% were treated with infrared coagulation and another 50% by electro coagulation and compared the obtained results. The study showed that 90% of the patients who were treated by infrared coagulation totally recovered within 4th and 6th week and 75% of those who were treated by electro coagulation recovered within 4th and 6th week.
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