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Cold Knife Cone
Okay if ...: It is okay to masturbate to orgasm as long as not using sex tools to reach and hit cervix; for intercourse, not to perform deep penetration esp. by one with long penis. It is good idea & logical to give an open wound at least 2-3 weeks to heal. Nonetheless, people's ability to cope with insult are variable and no one answer fits all. ...Read more
At least two weeks: You could have sex when you feel ready, just remember that there is raw wound inside, and you will experience bleeding, if you have sex before the wound has healed properly. You may try after two weeks and if there is no bleeding you are okay. While inconvenient, waiting 6 weeks would be ideal. ...Read more
No: Painful intercouse might be an infection. Be sure and see a gyn doctor to evaluate. ...Read more
What to do if I have had very foul odor for seven days after the cold knife cone biopsy does that mean infection?
Usually 2 weeks: Talk to your obgyn, but the usual warning is 2 weeks. ...Read more
What to do if I am having a cold knife cone biopsy heard u can't have sex for 4-6 weeks after is anal safe?
HPV infection: The condition for which you are having a cone biopsy done is called "cervical dysplasia". It is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is sexually transmitted. If you practice anal sex, have your partner use a condom. There is no 100 % guarantee, though, that this will prevent anal infection with the HPV. You probably want to ask your doctor to do anal swabs and test for HPV. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 , two previous c-sections had cold knife cone 5 years ago. Had mirena (levonorgestrel) 4 and 1/2 years removed trying to conceive. Will it affect fertility?
No: Your fertility should not be affected by c-sections, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or cold knife conization procedures. Your ability to get pregnant will not change. However, your pregnancy may carry different risks after multiple c-sections and a conization procedure. Discuss these with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a cold knife cone biopsy done 3 weeks ago, but I am still cramping and have slightly bloody discharge. Is it safe to wear tampons?
Sept 2012 full term pregnancy. February 2014 colposcopy biopsy. March 2014 cold knife cone with margins clear. TTC may 2014-how to lower risk?
Correct follow up: It sounds like you have done everything correctly. Continue close follow up with your GYN. ...Read more
Had cold knife cone biopsy for cervical carcinoma in situ 4 months ago. Clear margins. Now I am having heavy periods. Concerned?
Not about cvx cancer: There shouldn't be any causality between having the cone and the new onset of heavy periods. The heavy periods don't have any assocation with cervical cancer, (cervical cancer, cis, dysplasia - usually causes bleeding after intercourse, and/or some irregular bleeding, but don't cause heavy periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just ate some ice cream and I started coughing. I do this a lot with other cold things such as smoothies, snow cones, and especially Rita's. Why?
Reflex-cough: The cold of the ice cream may activate hypersensitive cough receptors in some people. The cough receptors are found throughout your posterior pharyngeal area and the cold may stimulate them in your case. This is not uncommon and happens in many people. Some people with asthma for example will get exacerbations of their asthma in the cold weather. If it becomes a problem, see your Dr. Best wishes ...Read more
I've had a knife cone biopsy op & been told when pregnant i may need a stitch, im now pregnant what happens next?
Having hpv 16&58 had cold knife conization 2 weeks ago due to HGSIL. Waiting for pathology results. Your advice for boosting immunity. I don't smoke.
Too late for vaccine: At age 45 + the presence of HGSIL already, it is too late to be immunized with the HPV vaccine which is recommended for ages 11 and up for both boys and girls. After the coniization, you will need regular follow up care with your GYN to avoid recurrences and Rx if you do have them. By the way, be very careful about future sex partners by screening them carefully pre event. ...Read more
My feet have been so cold lately I got into the shower a minute ago and it felt like a knife stabbing them when the water hit also bloated for 2 weeks?
Hypothyroid?: Should talk to your Dr., as low thyroid could produce these symptoms and exam / bloodwork could answer question. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease throat pain. ...Read more
I'm having cold knife conization and need to know post-op restrictions. I nanny for 2yo twins who need carried a lot. Will i need to plan for time off?
Conization of cervix: After the procedure, you may have some cramping or discomfort for a week or so. For about 4 - 6 weeks avoid the following -douching (you should never do this in any case), sexual intercourse, using tampons. For 2 - 3 weeks after the procedure, you may have discharge that is bloody, heavy, yellow-colored if heavy bleeding or foul odor notify your doctor. I will avoid heavy lifting also for 1wk. ...Read more