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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

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Dr. Stephen Scionti
381 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 i swim after cryotherapy on face?

Yes: Yes you can. Make sure to clean the area with some alcohol before swimming to make sure that it is clean. ...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