How long does it take to recover from diathermy?

How long does it take to recover from diathermy?

The cervix should heal completely within 4 to 6 weeks, but some patients make a full recovery as early as 3 weeks after treatment. In the early days following treatment, you should use sanitary towels only and avoid sex to help prevent infection and allow the cervix to heal.

Is loop diathermy painful?

The loop cuts the tissue and then another small instrument is used to seal the cut. This should not be painful, but you may feel some pressure. The treatment usually takes less than 2 minutes.

How painful is LLETZ?

Is LLETZ painful? No, the treatment will not hurt. Although the LLETZ treatment sounds scary, patients typically only feel slight discomfort during the procedure. As local anaesthetic is used, patients will not be able to feel the removal of the cells from the cervix via the heated wire.

How long does it take to recover from cervix surgery?

After surgery You usually stay in hospital for 1 or 2 nights. It can take up to 4 to 6 weeks to fully recover from the operation.

What happens if you have precancerous cells in cervix?

Precancerous conditions of the cervix are changes to cervical cells that make them more likely to develop into cancer. These conditions are not yet cancer. But if they aren’t treated, there is a chance that these abnormal changes may become cervical cancer.

Does LLETZ get rid of HPV?

Large loop excision of the cervical transformation zone (LLETZ) is a well-established treatment for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. It has even been postulated that LLETZ is responsible for the elimination of the infectious agent, human papillomavirus (HPV), causing the lesion.

Is LLETZ an operation?

Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) is a type of surgery that removes a small part of the cervix. It can be used treat cervical cell changes (abnormal cells) or early stage cervical cancer, as well as to diagnose cervical cancer.

Does removing the cervix get rid of HPV?

Surgically treating genital warts doesn’t cure a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection, however, and warts can return after surgery if the immune system does not eliminate the infection. Surgery may be used to treat moderate to severe cervical dysplasia by removing abnormal cells on the cervix.

Can you have a baby if your cervix is removed?

Your doctor (gynaecological oncologist) removes most of the cervix and the upper part of the vagina. They put a permanent stitch around the internal opening of the cervix to hold it closed. Babies have been born safely to women who have had this type of operation. But there is a risk of miscarriage or premature birth.