Endocervical Curettage

Endocervical curettage frequently precedes external cervical biopsies so as not to cross-contaminate the specimens. Endo-cervical lesions can require much more extensive and invasive treatment. Endocervical sampling is done if the cause for the abnormal Pap smear is not identified or if an ectocervical lesion extends into the cervical canal. An endocervical curette is placed into the cervix with the sharp edge against the wall of the canal. The curette is then drawn back and forth against the cervical canal in a 360-degree sampling twice around. The sample removed can be retrieved with an endocervical brush and sent for pathologic assessment separate from any other specimens. Endocervical curettage is contraindicated in pregnant patients. (See Tuggy Video: Colposcopy.)

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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