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Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Overview)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue in the cervix.


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What is cryotherapy and how it is used?  

What is cryotherapy and how it is used?  

Ice therapy: Cryotherapy refers to using cold temperatures to treat a medical condition. For example, prostate cryotherapy is a treatment for prostate cancer in which probes are placed in to the prostate gland to create very cold temperatures to kill cancer cells.
Cryotherapy can be used for skin lesions, cervical lesions, and tumors of the prostate, kidney, liver and other organs. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scionti
399 Doctors shared insights

Cryotherapy (Overview)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue in the cervix.


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How long do I have to wait to swim after a cryotherapy? I had a cryotherapy 2 months ago but not sure if I can do exercise in the swiming pool.

Need more info: What area of the body received cryotx—skin lesion (s), cervix? Need this info to better answer your question. Skin lesions should be healed after 2 months. If cervix, contact doc who did procedure to ask this question. ...Read more

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Can you have oral sex one week after cryotherapy?

Can you have oral sex one week after cryotherapy?

Where cryo performed: Depends on what part of your body cryo was performed. If cryo performed on cervix, then oral sex should be fine, but avoid vaginal penetration. However, if cryo performed on your vulva/vagina or clitoral area, then I would recommend waiting until area has completely healed, and your clinician confirms that area was successfully treated, especially if genital wart. ...Read more

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Had planter warts. Removed by cryotherapy. And now again its appearing?, sick of it

Had planter warts. Removed by cryotherapy. And now again its appearing?, sick of it

Plan B, C, or D: Its not unusual for warts to require multiple treatments to get rid of them. There are also a variety of different treatment approaches. Rest assured, all warts can be made to go away, but some can be stubborn. ...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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Is bleeding after sex after having cryotherapy normal?

Did u call your gyn?: Hopefully you already called your gyn who did the cyro, I assume your gyn told you not to have sex until a couple of days after your discharge is totally gone, you need to see your gyn to make sure the cervix is healing properly and does not have an infection, and no more intercourse until you se your gyn. ...Read more

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Will cryotherapy affect my sex life with my boyfriend.

Will cryotherapy affect my sex life with my boyfriend.

No: You might need a day or few for acute recovery, depending on depth & extent, but will not interfere with function or sensation in long run. ...Read more

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I had cryotherapy and found out I'm pregnant will baby be ok?

Absolutely: Cryotherapy, a procedure I assume was used with you to destroy abnormal cells on your cervix, simply and literally causes frostbite on the cells affected. No chemicals or radiation that could have deleterious effects on your baby are used. The only problem is it could (but apparently didn't) trigger contractions, but is much more likely to occur if the procedure takes place later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I HAVE TO HAVE cryotherapy FOR CIN-1. Can I swim after this is done in a pool.

I HAVE TO HAVE cryotherapy FOR CIN-1. Can I swim after this is done in a pool.

Cryotherapy: You may shower at any time after the treatment. Avoid tub baths or swimming until the vaginal discharge resolves.
Contact your physician if:
Temperature above 38°C/100.4F
Vaginal bleeding equal to or greater than a normal period
Pain not relieved by ibuprofen or acetaminophen ...Read more

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Is it okay to exercise while recovering from PID that was brought on from cryotherapy?

Is it okay to exercise while recovering from PID that was brought on from cryotherapy?

Talk to your GYN MD: Since the magnitude of the infection is unknown then it is inappropriate to give you an answer. You could have had a abscess or blood borne infection which can give a different answer. Call your GYN MD's office and take their advice. ...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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Trying to get pregnant the 21st nov but I just found out I have to get cryotherapy done on the 30 nov. Will that affect the chances becoming pregnant?

Trying to get pregnant the 21st nov but I just found out I have to get cryotherapy done on the 30 nov. Will that affect the chances becoming pregnant?

Possibly: No real way to answer this question. Theoretically I guess that the cryotherapy could affect the odds of pregnancy given that you would have already ovulated. You could ask your doc and consider option of doing it just after period ends and before ovulation. But if you get pregnant then you will have to defer your cryotherapy until after you deliver. Best to discuss with your gyn.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How many weeks you can't have sex after cryotherapy?

How many weeks you can't have sex after cryotherapy?

4 weeks: You should wait 4 weeks after a cervical procedure to have sex. ...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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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

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Is it safe to feel turned on and do oral sex after cryotherapy?

Is it safe to feel turned on and do oral sex after cryotherapy?

Probably not yet: If your cryotherapy was just in the last few days, I would hold off on any oral or penetrating vaginal sex until you are more healed - you don't want to introduce infection and complicate matters. Being turned on, however, and "taking care of business" in all other ways is probably just fine (masturbating, vibrator, external stimulation). ...Read more

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Is Cryotherapy the safest method to remove Xanthomas on eyelids??

Is Cryotherapy the safest method to remove Xanthomas on eyelids??

The question: Should not be "what is used " rather BY WHOM IT IS USED...a BOARD CERTIFIED OPTHAMOLOGIST or BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST should be consulted and what they CHOOSE to USE will be SAFE!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How long should I wait until trying to conceive after cryotherapy?

How long should I wait until trying to conceive after cryotherapy?

No reason to wait: There is no reason to delay attempts at conception, unless for some reason the doc who did the cryo suggests otherwise. At most, I see no need to wait more than a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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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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What happens if you have sex before the 2 week wait after cryotherapy?

What happens if you have sex before the 2 week wait after cryotherapy?

Infection/bleeding: We advise women to avoid any vaginal manipulation for 2 weeks to avoid infections and bleeding. ...Read more

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Will I bleed during and after sex even after 4 weeks of healing from cryotherapy?

Will I bleed during and after sex even after 4 weeks of healing from cryotherapy?

Reevaluation: You may have some granulation tissue that is bleeding, call your doctor and g for follow up examination. ...Read more

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How to get rid of warts? I did cryotherapy but they came back. I have 4 small ones.

How to get rid of warts? I did cryotherapy but they came back. I have 4 small ones.

Several options: Assuming genital warts, there are several options to discuss with your clinic or doctor. A second cryo may be sufficient. Other in-office treatments are electro- or laser cautery, podophyllin resin, and tri- or bichloroacetic acid. Self-applied options include podofilox (Condylox®), imiquimod (Aldara®, Zyclara®), and sinecatechins (Veregen®). None is perfect, but one or the other will work. ...Read more

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What is best and fastest way to get rid of warts. Cryotherapy and salacidic acid is not cutting.

What is best and fastest way to get rid of warts. Cryotherapy and salacidic acid is not cutting.

See derm for treatmt: If those don't work your dermatologist may use cautery, lasers, injections... But warts are viruses so they can reappear if they want even after treatment ...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?

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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If I do vgnal wart removal with cryotherapy, will I able to work the next day? Hw many time should it be done?

AvoidCry-o-therapy: You may be uncomfortable for a couple of days, especially if you have a desk job (or you're a professional cyclist, or ride bulls). You might wanna chill for two days then see how you feel. It won't kill you to work, but it won't be fun. Just check it out for yourself by sitting for a while and see how it goes. Be sure to keep the area clean. They might give you an ointment to use. ...Read more

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Cryotherapy and pregnancy is it safe?

Yes and no: On the skin-- yes.
on the cervix-- no ...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