Cervical Dysplasia Treatment
The goal of treatment for cervical dysplasia is to remove or destroy the abnormal cells, so that they do not become cancerous. Treatment for cervical dysplasia includes a variety of outpatient surgical procedures that remove the abnormal cells from the surface of the cervix.
Treatment for cervical dysplasia may include:
- Loop electrosurgical excision for cervical dysplasia:
- Electricity is used to destroy the cells
- Laser surgery for cervical dysplasia:
- Powerful light beam is used to destroy the cells
- Conization for cervical dysplasia:
- A cone-shaped piece of tissue is removed form the cervix
- Cryosurgery for cervical dysplasia:
- Freezing destroys the cells
Cervical Dysplasia Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of cervical dysplasia.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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