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Is it safe to excersize 15 days after cervical cryotherapy?

Is it safe to excersize 15 days after cervical cryotherapy?

Yes: This is completely safe. You might expect a little bit of bleeding as the cervix is still healing. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Cervix Cryosurgery (Definition)

Cryotherapy is a therapeutic modality that uses extreme cold to freeze the cervix in an effort to destroy abnormal cells. It is indiscriminate, killing normal cells along with the abnormal. The length of time it is applied determines the depth of tissue destruction. Because of its imprecision, it has largely been replaced by leep ...Read more


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It's been 15 days since I had cervical cryotherapy, is it normal that I have been bleeding a little bit?

It's been 15 days since I had cervical cryotherapy, is it normal that I have been bleeding a little bit?

Yes: After the cryotherapy, the scab formed on the cervix will fall off and you will have a little bit of bleeding. Give the cerivx about 4 weeks to heal before sex and call your doctor and make sure that they know these same facts. ...Read more

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What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

What to expect after cervical cryotherapy?

Watery discharge: Cryotherapy is an easy way to remove benign or low-grade lesions off the cervix. The cold acts as an analgesic, pressure is often felt during, & a watery discharge is very common while the freeze melts & the cervix heals. ...Read more

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I will be having cervical cryotherapy next month. What are the potential long-term risks of the procedure?

I will be having cervical cryotherapy next month. What are the potential long-term risks of the procedure?

Several: However they are unlikely. Cervical incompetence and stenosis are possible risks but not likely. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to conceive after cervical cryotherapy?

How long should you wait to conceive after cervical cryotherapy?

3 months: Generally, it is recommended to wait 3 months unless there were complications such as a secondary infection of the cervix or failure to heal properly. You need to ask your GYN MD surgeon this question who performed the cryo for accuracy in your specific instance. ...Read more

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What bad would happen if a scab from post cervical cryotherapy came off?

Bleeding: You could develop bleeding. Otherwise a scab falling of is usually part of normal healing process unless dislodged early which you make more likely to have bleeding. Infection also risk ...Read more

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How long after cervical cryotherapy is it ok to have sex?

How long after cervical cryotherapy is it ok to have sex?

Ask your MD: You need to ask the MD who did the procedure this question as most MD's want to do an exam post procedure to check on healing and ruling out infection before a goo ahead on sexual activity. ...Read more

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I had sex 3 days after cervical cryotherapy do I need to see a doctor?

I had sex 3 days after cervical cryotherapy do I need to see a doctor?

Follow up: Unless you are having problems, then I would have you follow up as scheduled with your doctor. You can probably see your doctor in 2 weeks.
If you have pain, bleeding, itching, burning, fever....or any other abnormal symptoms then follow up ASAP ...Read more

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I had cervical cryotherapy for severe dysplasia four days ago. I am having pelvic pain and the discharge is turning yellow. Is this normal?

Probably: Cervical cryotherapy causes a very impressive amount of watery discharge that lasts a few weeks. Hopefully you were informed of that before the procedure. ...Read more

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Had cervical cryotherapy on 09/30/14. Had sex on 10/28/14, once my OB/GYN said I can resume my normal life again. It's VERY painful! What should I do?

Slower is better: Adequate sexual lubrication, prolonged (15-20 minutes) foreplay, position changes, verbal communication, massage and aromatherapy. Your cervix should be well healed by now and apparently, you did not have vaginal, only cervical surgery. Positions on your side or female on top will control depth of penetration and hopefully these hints will work. ...Read more

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Had cervical cryotherapy and have been experiencing severe pelvic pain that comes and goes in the area of my ovarian cyst with mild itching. Normal?

Had cervical cryotherapy and have been experiencing severe pelvic pain that comes and goes in the area of my ovarian cyst with mild itching. Normal?

No: But not sure if it is due to the cryotherapy or not. If the pain is more to the side it could be referred pain from your uterus, or ovarian pain - if there is a cyst or anything. It is possible that you could have a postprocedural infection (but those typically occur within 1-2 weeks of the procedure). Fever may b asign of that. If the cryotherapy caused scarring that won't let menses pass=pain. ...Read more

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Getting cryotherapy done today, was told yesterday I have molluscum contagiosum. Just have 2over pubic bone area. Will it hurt &isthere side effects?

Cryo well-tolerated: Cryotherapy is generally well-tolerated, though pubic area is sensitive. U will feel burning sensation, though it is actually extremely cold. The treated area literally becomes frostbitten then necroses. Until site heals, u will need to keep it clean & covered to prevent infection. Ur dr can prescribe lidocaine cream to apply 30-60min prior to cryo to decrease pain. Molluscum can also be curetted ...Read more

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

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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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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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 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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Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

NO CRYOTHERAPY: Cryotherapy should not be done for severe dysphasia. The disease needs to be removed with clean margins and proper follow up care. ...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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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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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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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

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My doctor has told me I might be able to have cryotherapy/cryosurgery for my stage 3 cervical cancer. Will this cure me permanently?

My doctor has told me I might be able to have cryotherapy/cryosurgery for my stage 3 cervical cancer. Will this cure me permanently?

Doubtful: Stage 3 cervical cancer is advanced cervical cancer that has spread to the vagina and to other tissues surrounding the cervix. It is usually treated with radiation. Cin 3 is a precancer of the cervix and may be treated with cryotherapy. There is a 8-9% failure rate using this method. ...Read more

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What causes cervical adenitis in adults, and what are the side effects of doxycyclhycl?

Cervical Adenitis: Cervical lymphadenitis is a term used to describe an infection of the lymph nodes in the neck. Children often have this kind of infection, but it can affect people of any age. Those who develop cervical lymphadenitis symptoms should consult a physician, as this infection may require prescription medication. ...Read more

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I am having a cervical epidural tomorrow. What are some of the side effects that I should expect? Will I still be able to use crutches to get around?

I am having a cervical epidural tomorrow. What are some of the side effects that I should expect? Will I still be able to use crutches to get around?

Thanks for asking!: Side effects with cervical epidural could be severe but thankfully are extremely rare: infection, bleeding, nerve damage, puncture of the lining of the spinal cord (dural puncture) ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more


Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal ...Read more