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escharotic treatment

Escharotic Treatment in Mesa, AZ

escharotic treatment

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.

What Does It Involve?

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.

recovery time

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:

  • Highly effective for individuals who have also followed specific dietary, supplement, and suppository treatment recommendations. It is important to not only remove tissues that are infected with HPV and abnormal cells, but also to strengthen the immune system so the HPV virus can remain dormant;
  • An ideal treatment for women who are concerned about their fertility and the ability to have healthy future pregnancies. Procedures such as LEEP and other invasive standard medical treatments can scar the cervix, cause prolonged bleeding and potentially cause future miscarriages, and pre-term labor; and  
  • Performed in our office and involve herbal preparations of bromelain, sanguinaria, and zinc chloride applied directly to the cervix, as well as the cervical canal. The treatments are designed to gently remove abnormal cervical cells and HPV infected cells without injuring the cervix and typically recommended twice each week for approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Depending on the severity of cervical dysplasia, the number of treatments may be extended.

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.

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