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

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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Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

Cervix cryosurgery is a surgical treatment to freeze and destroy abnormal ...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?

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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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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Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of miscarriages?

Possibly: Miscarriage may be increased if the leep resulted in a shortened incompetent cervix. Cryotherapy won't increase miscarriage but can make conception more difficult if it affected cervical mucus production. ...Read more

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Will my sex life be affected by the cryotherapy procedure? Such as lack of sensation or pain or anything not normal with sex.

Will my sex life be affected by the cryotherapy procedure? 
Such as lack of sensation or pain or anything not normal with sex.

No: Cryotherapy is like any burn to tissue, it sheds and new tissue grows back in its place. Immediately after procedure sex life affected due to discharge and possible odor but will resolve with time. The abnormal tissue is destroyed with the cryotherapy and hopefully healthy new tissues will grow back in its place. ...Read more

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It's been 3 weeks since my cryotherapy and I have mild cramps and light bleeding. I'm not sure if it's because of the procedure or my skipped period?

It's been 3 weeks since my cryotherapy and I have mild cramps and light bleeding. I'm not sure if it's because of the procedure or my skipped period?

Cramps: cryotherapy: Cryotherapy causes cramps when performed, and perhaps for 45-60 minutes thereafter, Bleeding from cryotherapy is because the treated cervix is fragile and when healing will easily bleed. Get a serum pregnancy test to be certain your "skipped period" is not caused by pregnancy. Cramps "three weeks later" may be due to early pregnancy , and an ectopic pregnancy needs to be ruled out . ...Read more

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Can recieving cryotherapy or a Leep procedure due to an abnormal pap cause infertility?

Can recieving cryotherapy or a Leep procedure due to an abnormal pap cause infertility?

Orherway: The point of the procedures is to try to protect you from other potential issues. So you can preserve fertility ...Read more

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At what point should you seek a specialist after 3 pap results in dysplasia, mild-moderate then severe. Cryotherapy and leep procedure. now pap sever ?

At what point should you seek a specialist after 3 pap results in dysplasia, mild-moderate then severe. Cryotherapy and leep procedure. now pap sever ?

Another Leep: I understand that you have a diagnosis of severe dysplasia following a cervical Cone. This implies that they did not get all of the HPV severe dysplasia cells and you should return for another Leep. This may seem aggressive but this will ensure that all of the dysplastic sales are excised and that your new margin should be negative. In less you have dysplasia of the vagina or vulva as well. ...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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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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