What is Cauterization?

Category: Procedures

Most popular types: Cauterization of renal artery

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Cauterization is a procedure done to seal off an area or wound by use of an electric cautery or chemicals.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Breathing difficulty 1 0
Dry eyes 1 0
Endometriosis 1 0
Heartburn 1 2
Pain 1 0
Skin tags (acrochordon) 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cauterization

Side effect Patients Percentage
Stomach pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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1 patient evaluation for Cauterization

Aug 8, 2015 (Started Feb 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for heartburn)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stomach pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (stomach ache for 2 days, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 15, 2014 (Started Feb 04, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for heartburn)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach ache for 2 days, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: worth the pain of the procedure, just have to eat soft, gentle food for two days after the procedure
Cost: < $25 monthly

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