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Can cryotherapy make my cervix slough for four days?

Can cryotherapy make my cervix slough for four days?

Yes: Cryotherapy destroys through "freezing" 5 to 7 millimeters of its' surface and will slough tissue in a watery discharge for several days. It is used to treat abnormal cells called cin(dysplasia). ...Read more

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Cryotherapy (Definition)

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I had cryotherapy on my cervix 4 days ago. I have watery discharge that has an off odour to it but only if I make a point of smelling it. Infection?

I had cryotherapy on my cervix 4 days ago. I have watery discharge that has an off odour to it but only if I make a point of smelling it. Infection?

Not yet: Cryotherapy causes cervical cells to deteriorate (shed) causing the watery discharge that is seen which lasts for several days. If you still have concerns about infection, go see the MD who did the Cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Does cryotherapy cervix affect periods?

Does cryotherapy cervix affect periods?

No: Cryotherapy of the cervix won't change or affect your periods. You will have a watery, possibly bad smelling discharge for a few weeks but shouldn't have any effect on the period. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved if I need to receive cryotherapy for the lesions on my cervix?

What are the risks involved if I need to receive cryotherapy for the lesions on my cervix?

Not many: Cryotherapy is based on the fact that frozen tissue dies. Most non-malignant problems of the cervix, due to the papilloma virus, can be treated as local issues. Removing the local tissue does not kill the virus but it eliminates the portion of the cervix which has been stimulated to grow abnormally. The frozen tissue breaks down, producing a thick discharge but complications are rare. ...Read more

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How long does the discharge last after getting a cervix cryotherapy?

What did the doc : Who did the procedure tell you, that is a basic followup instruction that your doc should have told you before or right after doing the procedure, normal time is 3- 10 days at the most and there should be no odor, very surprised your doc did not tell you that to you as that a basic post procedure instruction. ...Read more

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After having cryotherapy of the cervix is it normal to miss your period?

After having cryotherapy of the cervix is it normal to miss your period?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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Will it hurt and bleed during and after sex even years after internal cervix cryotherapy?

Will it hurt and bleed during and after sex even years after internal cervix cryotherapy?

Should not: It is always appropriate to get evaluated by a doctor if you have pain with intercourse, iud could be infected, you could have a cervical infection or even cervical cancer.... Make an appt soon! ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting pregnant if you have had cryotherapy of the cervix 3 times?

Still pretty good: The chance of cryotherapy decreasing your chance of getting pregnant is very low. It's still very likely your chance of pregnancy is good. If you're concerned, talk with an infertility specialist about intrauterine insemination: that bypasses the cervix, and any possible negative impact of the cryotherapy. ...Read more

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My cervix would not dilate to allow for an IUD. He used a plastic sound, no drugs. I had cryotherapy on my cervix a few years ago. Can I have an IUD?

My cervix would not dilate to allow for an IUD. He used a plastic sound, no drugs. I had cryotherapy on my cervix a few years ago. Can I have an IUD?

IUD/cryotherapy: Cryotherapy can cause scarring of the cervical canal, making the insertion of an IUD difficult. Local anesthesia can reduce discomfort, but most clinicians can insert an IUD after dilation of the canal. ...Read more

Cervix (Definition)

The uterine cervix is the opening of the ...Read more