Cervical ectropion: what is it, main symptoms and treatment

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Cervical ectropion, known as cervical erosion or cervical ectopy, is a condition that occurs at the level of the uterine body due to inflammation of the cervical cells found in this region. This inheritance can arise from allergies, infections and even as a result of hormonal changes throughout a woman’s life.

The presence of herida in the uterine cuello does not always produce symptoms without embargo, in some cases there may be vaginal flow, cramping and bleeding, it is important to consult a gynecologist for the diagnosis and start the most appropriate treatment, which usually includes drugs, ointments or the realization of cauterization.

main symptoms

In the majority of cases, the heridation in the uterus does not lead to the manifestation of symptoms, being diagnosed during the performance of routine gynecological exams. However, in some cases it is possible to observe some symptoms due to the inflammation of the uterus, including the main ones:

  • Yellowish, white or green vaginal discharge;
  • colic;
  • Malaise in the pelvic area;
  • Comezon;
  • Burning when urinating;
  • Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse, in some cases.

It is important that, in the presence of these symptoms, a doctor is consulted, since in this way it is possible to carry out an evaluation of the uterine body and to indicate the most appropriate tests to diagnose the cause of herit in the uterus.

Therefore, the diagnosis is carried out mainly through pap smears and colposcopy, in which the uterus and herida are observed, being possible to evaluate its size and other characteristics.

Main causes of cervical ectropion

The causes of cervical ectopia are not fully known, but they may be associated with untreated inflammation and infections, such as:

  • Alterations of hormones in childhood, adolescence or menopause;
  • Uterine changes during embarrassment;
  • Injury after childbirth;
  • Allergy to components of the condom or to hygienic tampons;
  • Repeated or untreated candidiasis;
  • Infections such as HPV, Chlamydia, Candidiasis, Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Herpes.

It is important that the cause of the heridation in the uterus be identified, since in this way it is possible for the doctor to indicate the most appropriate treatment, preventing the worsening of symptoms, the emergence of complications and the contagion of the infectious agent, in case that the herida had been caused by sexually transmitted infections.

Does cervical ectropion prevent embarrassment?

This inheritance in the uterus can hinder those women who become embarrassed because it alters the pH of the vagina and the spermatozoa cannot reach the uterus, or because the bacteria can reach the fallopian tubes and cause a pelvic inflammatory disease. However, light injuries generally do not hinder the process of becoming embarrassed.

This illness can also occur during embarrassment, which is common due to hormonal changes in this period and should be treated as quickly as possible, as inflammation and infection can reach the inside of the uterus, the amniotic fluid and the baby , causing risk of abortion, premature birth, and even infection of the baby, which can have complications such as delay in growth, breathing difficulties, changes in eyes and eyes.

Can cervical ectropion turn into cancer?

Cervical ectropion usually does not cause cancer, and is resolved with treatment. However, in some cases where the heridases have rapid growth, and when the treatment is not carried out properly, the risk of converting to cancer is major.

In addition, the probability that an inheritance in the uterus converts to cancer is greater when it is caused by the HPV virus. The cancer is confirmed through the biopsy performed by the gynecologist, and the treatment must begin as soon as the diagnosis is confirmed with surgery and chemotherapy.

How is the treatment performed?

The treatment for the herida in the uterus must be guided by the gynecologist to deal with the symptoms manifested by the woman and her seriousness, characteristics of the herida and her cause, being able to indicate the use of medicines in creams, ointments, pastilles or the realization cauterization, for example.

In addition, the woman who has a herida in the uterus has a greater risk of contagion of diseases, for which she must have greater care, such as the use of condoms and the vaccination against HPV.

To identify an injury before it is possible and reduce risks for health, it is important that all women go to see a gynecologist at least once a year, and whenever there are symptoms such as flujo, immediately consult a doctor.

1. Medicines

The gynecologist may indicate the use of some gynecological ointments with antiseptic, hormonal or regenerating properties, such as polycresulene, clostebol and neomycin, for example, which help to heal the lesion, and must be applied daily, especially during the night, before bed.

Furthermore, in cases where the heridases are caused by infections of the uterine skin, such as in the case of chlamydia, candidiasis, syphilis, gonorrhea and herpes, for example, the use of antibiotics, antifungals or antivirals that can be taken can be indicated. tablets or apply in ointment.

2. Cauterization

In some cases, the ointment is not enough for the healing of the herida, a procedure called cauterization is necessary, which can be performed to remove the inflamed tissue and allow the uterus to heal with a healthy skin. According to the type of injury and its seriousness, the doctor can indicate the performance of:

  • Cauterization through cryotherapywhich is a hecha burn with cold and chemicals, to remove the inflamed tissue;
  • electrocauterywhich is a procedure in which cells are removed with an electrical current, through laser electricity.

These techniques are frequently used to treat more serious inflammation of the uterus, such as cervicitis, cysts, lesions caused by the HPV virus or lesions that pose a risk of developing cervical cancer.

The healing of the herida takes between 2 to 3 weeks and, during this time, intimate contact should be avoided to facilitate recovery and no complications, in addition to being essential to have a daily intimate hygiene, using running water and neutral soap, drying bien la zone y opting for cotton underwear.

3. Natural treatment

The natural treatment can be indicated by the gynecologist with the objective of complementing the treatment indicated and can help to accelerate the recovery. In this way, I can recommend a tea with hojas de guayaba, as this plant has antibiotic and healing properties that help uterine recovery.

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