Definition A nabothian cyst is a mucus-filled lump on the surface of the cervix. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The cervix is lined with glands and cells that release mucus. The glands can become covered by a type of skin cells called squamous epithelium. When this happens, the secretions build up in the plugged glands. They form a smooth, rounded bump on the cervix . The bump is called a nabothian cyst.
Definition Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue in the cervix . Alternative Names Cervix surgery; Cryosurgery - female Description Cryotherapy is an office procedure done while you are awake. The vaginal canal is held open so that the doctor can see the cervix. The doctor inserts a device called a cryoprobe into the vagina , and places it firmly on the surface of the cervix, covering the abnormal tissue. Freezing cold compressed nitrogen gas flows through the instrument, making the metal cold enough to freeze and destroy the tissue. An "ice ball" forms on the cervix, killing the abnormal cells. For the treatment to be most effective, the freezing is done for 3 minutes, the cervix is allowed to thaw for 5 minutes, then the freezing is repeated for another 3 minutes. Although you may have slight cramping and flushing in the face, cryosurgery is relatively painless. Why the Procedure Is Performed Uses of cryosurgery include: Treatment of cervicitis Treatment...
What are ovarian cysts? Cysts are fluid filled sacs which can develop anywhere on the body. There are several different types of ovarian cysts:
Functional cyst - These form during the normal menstrual cycle. A sac containing eggs forms and usually breaks open to release the egg and the sac dissolves. Sometimes, the sac doesn’t break open and continues to grow, this is called a follicular cyst. It usually disappears in 30 to 90 days. Another type of functional cyst is called corpus luteum and it is when the sac doesn’t dissolve right away. This usually disappears on its own in a few weeks.
Endometriomas - This type of cyst can develop in women who have endometriosis . Tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus and if it attaches to the ovary it can cause an cyst.
Cystadenomas - This type of cyst forms from the outer cells of the ovary.
Dermoid cysts - Cells in the ovary which develop hair, teeth or other tissue during pregnancy can become part of an ovari...
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