Cervical escharotic treatment is a safe, non-surgical and less invasive treatment alternative to loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), cryotherapy, conization and laser ablation for women who have been diagnosed with cervical dysplasia—a pre-cancerous condition of the cervix. Cervical escharotic treatments have been used for patients with positive high-risk HPV status in addition to being diagnosed with CIN I, CIN II, or CIN III.
The procedure uses an herbal solution applied directly to the cervix during a treatment session. Treatments are scheduled for 15 minutes. The purpose of the treatments is to gently remove abnormal cervical and HPV infected cells without harming the cervix.
On average, we recommend 10-12 treatment sessions, with the patient coming in once a week and avoiding the week of menses. After the 10- to 12-sessions or when the cervix appears normal, we wait six weeks and then have the patient repeat their pap with HPV testing to see if they are fully clear or if it will take a few more sessions to heal.
The recovery time after a hysteroscopy D&C is generally between one and three days, depending on the patient's individual condition. The patient may experience some cramping following the procedure, which can be managed with medications prescribed by the doctor. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few days.
Hysteroscopy D&C is an incredibly safe procedure with minimal risk of complications. It is important, however, that patients talk to their doctor about any possible risks or contraindications prior to undergoing the procedure.
Escharotic treatments are:
Nonetheless, patients who have had surgical procedures such as the LEEP or Conization are advised to strengthen their immune systems to ensure that the HPV virus will return to its dormant state and not cause continued abnormal cervical cells.