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Cervical Cryotherapy Side Effects
Yes: This is completely safe. You might expect a little bit of bleeding as the cervix is still healing. ...Read more
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 Because of its imprecision, it has largely been replaced by leep ...Read more
It's been 15 days since I had cervical cryotherapy, is it normal that I have been bleeding a little bit?
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
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
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
I've had cervical cryotherapy twice in the past 2 years. I was 22 years old. Now is it possible that it may affect your hormones?
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
I'm having a cervical cryotherapy done a week before my period is due, is that okay? Am I putting myself at a risk for onfection?
I had cervical cryotherapy done about 7 days ago for high risk dysplasia. How long should I wait before achieving clitoral stimulation/orgasm?
I had cervical cryotherapy for severe dysplasia four days ago. I am having pelvic pain and the discharge is turning yellow. Is this normal?
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
Can bleeding after cervical cryotherapy be menstruation since I have not yet received my period? If so was it triggered by cryotherapy?
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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