What is cervical cautery?
Cervical ectopy is when the soft cells (glandular cells) that line the inside of the cervical canal spread to the outer surface of your cervix. The outside of your cervix normally has hard cells (epithelial cells).
Where the two types of cells meet is called the transformation zone. The cervix is the “neck” of your uterus, where your uterus connects to your vagina.
This condition is sometimes referred to as cervical erosion. That name is not only unsettling but also misleading. You can rest assured that your cervix isn’t really eroding.
Cervical cautery is fairly commonly used among women of childbearing age who have cervical erosion. It’s not cancerous and doesn’t affect fertility. In fact, it’s not a disease. Even so, it can cause problems for some women.