Conization is performed to remove abnormal cells or to help in making a diagnosis.


The procedure is performed under general or local anaesthesia. A cone-shaped sample  is taken from the cervix using a cauterizing wire loop or a knife.


Recovering from the operation and anaesthesia takes a few hours at the ward. During your sick leave, you should avoid heavy physical effort. Due to a risk of inflammation, you should avoid intercourse, swimming, bathing, and using tampons for the duration of the associated vaginal discharge (1–2 weeks). It is recommended that you wash the genital area and change your sanitary pad often enough.

Treatment of pain

Usually, non-prescription painkillers are enough for home treatment.

Contact us

If you experience inflammatory symptoms (fever, severe pain, foul-smelling vaginal discharge) or if the discharge is profuse or continues for over 2 weeks, you should contact your health centre or occupational health centre.

  • Gynaecological Outpatient Clinic
  • Gynaecological Ward A4
  • Day Surgery Unit
  • Emergency Department
  • You own health centre or occupational health centre   
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