Treatments for Cervical Changes - Cold Coagulation
Cold coagulation is less commonly used these days as it had been more or less replaced by LLETZ. When it is used, like laser therapy, cold coagulation also uses heat to destry the abnormal cells that were detected during your smear test.
Cold coagulation is performed under a local anaesthetic as a day procedure so you should not be aware of any pain although sometimes women complain of feeling some cramping similar to menstrual cramps.
During cold coagulation treatment a hot probe is placed on the cervix for up to 30 seconds. This burns away abnormal cell tissue.
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Further information about Colposcopy and invasive illness is available from the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
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