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Cryosurgery White Scar
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
Discharge normal: Abundant clear discharge usually clears within a few weeks ...Read more
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
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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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
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
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
I had cervical cryosurgery 4 weeks ago I'm still expierencing light brownish discharge, is this normal?
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??
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I had cryosurgery 3 days ago and my bf and I were messing around and ended up having intercourse. Now im scared. Will everything be okay?
Probably ok: You may note some bleeding but not likely a big issue. ...Read more
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
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
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
Go back: See your doc that did cryo so they can see if you need other therapy. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: You have to keep area clean and dry. ...Read more
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.
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Had cervical cryosurgery 5 days ago and passed a large piece of tissue and now I'm 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?
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
No: But during the healing period of roughly 3 weeks, you may have some unusual belled or discharge. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Is cryosurgery painful when used for lesions on your cervix? And is it normal to have blackish grey discharge 3 days later?
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