Post Cervical Procedure and Progesterone

by anyomnous
(Monticello, Utah)

My husband and I were looking for fertility help when an examination found that there was irregular precancer growth in my pap smear. My main fear was that this would affect my fertility. I asked my doctor if this would affect our plans for a family. I was assured that it wouldn't.

Less than a week after the procedure I developed a severe infection and the tenderness and pain still remains four months latter. As well as there had been no discharge (fertile mucus). I went to see my doctor where I learned that this so called harmless procedure has inflamed nerves and could take up to a year to heal.

My main concern was that I was no longer produce fertile mucus. I was stunned to learn that this harmless procedure had destroyed most of the gland that produces the mucus. I am now infertile. Can progesterone help me?

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Nov 20, 2008
Post cervical procedure and progesterone
by: Wray

Hi there, I take it you had a cone biopsy? If I'm correct this might interest you:

"The risks of this procedure, which rarely occur, include bleeding, infection, injury to tissue, vaginal tear, or recurrence of the abnormal condition. At times another procedure
may be necessary. Evidence for an effect on childbearing is unclear; if you have concerns, you should discuss them with your health care provider."

And this site:

Using the progesterone in the vagina will help the inflammation, as it increases the production of IL10, an anti-inflammatory. I would hope you're not infertile, as the procedure doesn't touch the ovaries. What it has done is traumatised the cervix, hence the lack of mucus.

The progesterone will also help to calm and de-stress you, as it activates the GABA receptor sites. GABA is our most calming neurotransmitter. Too late to help you, but hopefully others who might read this, many women have used progesterone to reverse cervical hyperplasia. I think it essential to have at least two, if not three pap smears done if the first is a positive reading, with at least two weeks between each test. Hyperplasia often resolves itself without any intervention.

It might be an idea to have a check done for infertility. Obviously the cervix plays a role in pregnancy, but it can be stitched if not tight enough, but the ovaries should be checked for viable eggs and for ovulation. If these have been traumatised too, it could take some time for them to recover. Progesterone is vital for both ovulation and pregnancy, so I feel it would be worth trying it, if for nothing else than to help the inflammation and stress.

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