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Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.

Does cryotherapy work for hypertrophic acne scars on the back? To thin to inject and doctor said they don't have lasers for raised scars.

Acne scar therapy: I use a "palette of therapies" for acne scars based on the characteristics of the scars in question. Cryotherapy works well for darker color, and is also used in conjunction with intralesional Kenalog (triamcinolone). However, it does not play much of a primary role in treating scars. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Severe pain, swelling and blisters after cryotherapy. Can it heal up without scarring?

Severe pain, swelling and blisters after cryotherapy. Can it heal up without scarring?

Usually: Make sure the physician who performs the cryotherapy is aware of the progress as infection of a partial-thickness cryotherapy wound can convert it to full-thickness which could then leave a scar. Good care of the treated area can prevent this unusual complication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cryosurgery and cone biopsy?

Great: With cryosurgery, the affected area is frozen, which destroys the tissue. How deep this goes depends on the length of the freeze, although there is a limit to that due to the warming effect of the circulation. A cone biopsy, now done by loop excision, removes the affected tissue in pieces. It has an advantage in that the margins can be examined by the pathologist. ...Read more

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I just had cryosurgery 3 days ago. Is it safe to wear tampons?

Cryosurgery: The reason people are told to keep anything out of the vagina is to allow the cervix to heal and to prevent bleeding during the healing time. ...Read more

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I'm having watery discharge after my cryosurgery. Is this normal?

Discharge: The watery discharge is a normal situation after a cryosurgery of the cervix. It usually lasts for a couple of weeks. Your cervix was "frozen" with a machine and is now "thawing." call your doctor if the discharge becomes bloody or foul smelling. ...Read more

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I had cryosurgery and now I have smelly discharge. Is this normal?

Cryosurgery: The cryotherapy destroys some tissue, and as the tissue peels off or sloughs, there may be a smell. It would be more helpful is you would share what was treated with cryotherapy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate and conceive the same cycle you had cryosurgery?

Is it possible to ovulate and conceive the same cycle you had cryosurgery?

Not recommended: The cervix needs to heal for a few weeks after cryo- therapy. Having intercourse may increase the risk of an infection. ...Read more

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What is an accurate percentage of abnormal cells coming back after a cervical cryosurgery?

It should get rid of: Everything, now adays leep is often done in office to treat abnormal cells, cryo works about 90% it depends on your cervix and how abnormal the cells are, but if you have mod- severe dysplasia or ca in situ - you need leep or cone of cx, your dco who did the cryo should have discussed this with you, sometimes I wonder if I am one of only a few docs who ever explalins anything to my pts. ...Read more

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I had cervical cryosurgery 4 weeks ago I'm still expierencing light brownish discharge, is this normal?

Brown: Color is usually indicative of OLD blood...so if it's not bright red and very light it may in fact still be completely normal post cryosurgery...a simple phone call to your GYN may relieve your mind...why not??

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it common to have cryosurgery on a foot?

Is it common to have cryosurgery on a foot?

Yes...: Cryosurgery is commonly used to treat warts. ...Read more

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What should I expect to feel after having cryosurgery?

What should I expect to feel after having cryosurgery?

Depends on Where: Cryosurgery can be performed on a lot of different parts of the body. Depending on where, the symptoms after treatment are similar to a burn, with some stinging pain and often blistering. If you mean on the cervix (ob/gyn), it's often described as a stinging or crampy type pain and you're likely to have some spotting afterward. Ask your doctor for more specific info. ...Read more

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How long does the discharge last after cryosurgery?

Discharge: The discharge is a normal situation after an uncomplicated cryosurgery. Your cervis was literally "frozen" and is now "thawing. " this usually last for a couple of weeks depending on the extent of the cryosurgery. Report any unusual situations like a bloody or foul smelling discharge to your doctor. ...Read more

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After cervical cryosurgery, can you go into a pool?

After cervical cryosurgery, can you go into a pool?

With caution: For the first 2-3 weeks after cervical cryosurgery, the cervix has a case of frostbite and is deprived of its protective skin. This condition might be extended or worsened by pool water, although usually, immersion does not cause water to enter a normal vagina. ...Read more

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What happens during and after cervical cryosurgery?

What happens during and after cervical cryosurgery?

Did you ask your GYN: Who is going to do it, you should ask your gyn, that is your gyn's job to explain everything just like I do to my pts, so call him or her or their nurse, they may have specific instructions for u. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cryosurgery?

No: Typically cryosurgery of the cervix is done without any local anesthetic because the freezing of the cervix actually numbs the cervix and minimizes the discomfort. You usually will experience a little cramping like a menstrual cycle and premedication with Ibuprofen can help with this. ...Read more

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What is nano-microvesicular intervention? What are other alternatives for cryosurgery in treating nsclc?

What is nano-microvesicular intervention? What are other alternatives for cryosurgery in treating nsclc?

Not standard: Cryosurgery is not a standard treatment for nsclc at this time. In early stages, excision of the tumor by traditional or minimally invasive means is standard when health condition allows. In more advanced cases chemotherapy with or without radiation is needed. Cryosurgery is one of many options (stent, laser, radiofrequency, brachytherapy) used for opening blocked bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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Will cryosurgery affect me trying to conceive?

Cervical cryo?: Do you mean cryo of the cervix, such as for an abnormal pap? The vast majority of cases, no problem. Uncommon cases, usually involving repeat cryos or where large amoutns fo tissue are affected, may result in cervical problems. Not meaning to be impolite, but at age 48 chance of conceving is so low I doubt the cryo matters on way or another. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cervix cryosurgery?

What is the definition or description of: cervix cryosurgery?

Freezing of cervix: 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 (loop electrosurgical excisional procedure). ...Read more

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Are there any negatives to having cryosurgery for plantar fasciitis?

Are there any negatives to having cryosurgery for plantar fasciitis?

Yes.: Any surgical procedure has potential complications. Make sure that you have exhausted all conservative options before electing to undergo surgery.

One of therapy that many overlook before considering surgery is radial shock wave therapy. It is non-invasive, has almost no complications and is highly effective.

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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I'm having a cryosurgery on my cervix done tomorrow. How does the procedure work?

Freezing: Liquid carbon dioxide or nitrous oxide are used to supercool a metal probe that is placed on the cervix. The abnormal area of the cervix is frozen, allowed to thaw, and then frozen again. Cramping is not unusual during the procedure. ...Read more

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37. Had cervical cryosurgery 5 days ago. Today I passed a large piece of tissue and now I am bleeding bright red?

37. Had cervical cryosurgery 5 days ago. Today I passed a large piece of tissue and now I am bleeding bright red?

Bleeding s/p cryosur: Call you doctor this AM, if using > 1 pad an hour go to ER. With 10 days t o14 weeks of a procedure (colonoscopy as well) the clot may dislodge and re-bleed. ...Read more

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Had cryosurgery on cervix almost 4wks ago I have a lot of pressure is it normal for your cervix to be low hard and sensitive after this procedure?

Yes: Healing may take several weeks. Even though infection is extremely unlikely after cryosurgery to cervix, this should be looked into if the problem persists or becomes worse. Also, you may be due for a period. ...Read more

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What exactly is cryosurgery used for?

If u mean: Of teh cervix, that is used to treat abnormal cervical cells, or leep is also used to get rid of abnormal cervical cells. ...Read more

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Do I have to bring someone along, or can I drive after the cryosurgery?

Driving post op: If your procedure is done under a straight local anesthetic with no sedation, it is possible that you would be allowed to drive home. ...Read more

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Does the cervical cryosurgery affect your period or not?

No: But during the healing period of roughly 3 weeks, you may have some unusual belled or discharge. ...Read more

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How many times can cryosurgery be used on cervical cancer?

How many times can cryosurgery be used on cervical cancer?

Never: Cryosurgery is never used on invasive cervical cancer. It is sometimes used on cervical dysplasia. It would typically not be used more than one series of treatments. ...Read more

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Is watery discharge normal along with cryosurgery of the cervix?

YOUR doc should: Have told u everything to expect afterward like I always do with my pts! That is the most common thing afterward, is watery discharge from 2- 10 days that is caused by the dead cells sluffing off after they have been frozen, if the discharge starts to smell or you start to get uterine pain or cramps afterward, you need to call your gyn as rarely u could get an infection afterward. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to have sexual intercourse after cryosurgery?

2-4 weeks: Your doctor should have gone over this with you....But typically the rule is anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on the amount and depth of the procedure. ...Read more

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Will previous dysplasia affect my pregnancy? Will a previous cryosurgery affect my pregnancy?

Will previous dysplasia affect my pregnancy? Will a previous cryosurgery affect my pregnancy?

No: Cryosurgery probably does not affect the integrity of the cervix. Certain other procedures for cervical dysplasia such as cone biopsies or leep may rarely compromise the integrity of the cervix. Previous low grade dysplasia should not affect a pregnancy. High grade dysplasia in pregnancy should be evaluated with colposcopy as early as possible in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Help! Is it possible to have an orgasm or receive oral sex while recovering from cryosurgery on your cervix?

Help! Is it possible to have an orgasm or receive oral sex while recovering from cryosurgery on your cervix?

Yes. Not related.: Cryosurgery is treatment of the cervix for abnormal cells. If you are receiving oral sex, that should not interfere with your healing cervix. It is advised not to have vaginal penetration for 2 to 4 weeks after cryosurgery do not irritate the cervix. Cryosurgery will also not affect your ability to have an orgasm. An orgasm will not affect your surgery or recovery. Keep your follow up Pap tests. ...Read more

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Is cryosurgery painful when used for lesions on your cervix? And is it normal to have blackish grey discharge 3 days later?

Is cryosurgery painful when used for lesions on your cervix? And is it normal to have blackish grey discharge 3 days later?

No and Yess: Typically cryosurgery is not painful, but causes cramping which may persist for a few hours. The discharge is normal due to necrosis of the frozen tissue. ...Read more

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My doctor has had me on restriction from sex after cryosurgery for 4 weeks now went back for a follow and he gave me two more weeks. Why so long?

Cryosurgery: Question should be directed to your surgeon. Possible explanations may include slow healing, redness or irritation in the area treated, etc. Best explanation would be supplied by the person who has examined you. ...Read more

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Cryotherapy (Definition)

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Scars (Definition)

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