Friday, January 22, 2010

Honey Injection May Help Treat Infertility

Post-Cauterization Application of Egyptian Bee Honey for Resistant Cervicitis as Sole Reason for Infertility
2nd International Conference on the Medicinal Use of Honey
Kota Bharu, Malaysia, 13th - 16th January, 2010
Ahmed Tageldin Abdelhafiz, J. Abdelmonaem
Department of Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University
Asyut Gynecology and Infertility Clinic

Background: In many cases of chronic endocervicitis, there are the unsolved problems of resistance, poor post-cauterization healing, recurrence and poor fertility outcome.

Objective: We tried to elucidate the therapeutic value of Egyptian bee honey as post-cauterization intracervical application for infertility due to resistant cervicitis.

Methodology: Sixty patients of resistant, recurrent and unhealed chronic cervicitis as sole reason for infertility have been randomly assigned, into two groups for either cauterization followed by immediate and late intracervical bee honey application under ultrasonographic guidance (Group I), or cauterization alone (Group II). The tested parameters were:1) clinical cure of cervicitis, 2) recurrence rate, 3) healing within 4 weeks, and, 4) occurrence of pregnancy within one year for sub-fertile cases with resistant cervicitis as the sole reason.

Results: Group I patients have got significantly: a) superior rates of clinical cure including: improvement of the discharge complaint 23/30 (77%) versus 7/30 (23%) for group II; P <0.01; pain reduction 13/30 (43%) versus 3/30 (10%); P<0.01; better healing rate within 4 weeks, 29/30 (97%), versus 13/30 (43%)' P < 0.05; less recurrence 4/30 (13%) versus 17/30 (57%); P<0.1, and; b) better fertility outcome with a pregnancy rate of 59% versus 24%; P<0.05.

Conclusion: Intracervical Egyptian bee honey injection is of positive therapeutic value for cases of chronic endocervitis, both in terms of clinical cure and fertility enhancement.

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