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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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cervix Cryosurgery (Definition)

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 Because of its imprecision, it has largely been replaced by leep ...Read more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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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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It's been 15 days since I had cervical cryotherapy, is it normal that I have been bleeding a little bit?

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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How long should you wait to conceive after cervical cryotherapy?

How long should you wait to conceive after cervical cryotherapy?

3 months: Generally, it is recommended to wait 3 months unless there were complications such as a secondary infection of the cervix or failure to heal properly. You need to ask your GYN MD surgeon this question who performed the cryo for accuracy in your specific instance. ...Read more

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What bad would happen if a scab from post cervical cryotherapy came off?

Bleeding: You could develop bleeding. Otherwise a scab falling of is usually part of normal healing process unless dislodged early which you make more likely to have bleeding. Infection also risk ...Read more

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How long after cervical cryotherapy is it ok to have sex?

How long after cervical cryotherapy is it ok to have sex?

Ask your MD: You need to ask the MD who did the procedure this question as most MD's want to do an exam post procedure to check on healing and ruling out infection before a goo ahead on sexual activity. ...Read more

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I had sex 3 days after cervical cryotherapy do I need to see a doctor?

I had sex 3 days after cervical cryotherapy do I need to see a doctor?

Follow up: Unless you are having problems, then I would have you follow up as scheduled with your doctor. You can probably see your doctor in 2 weeks.
If you have pain, bleeding, itching, burning, fever....or any other abnormal symptoms then follow up ASAP ...Read more

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I had cervical cryotherapy for severe dysplasia four days ago. I am having pelvic pain and the discharge is turning yellow. Is this normal?

Probably: Cervical cryotherapy causes a very impressive amount of watery discharge that lasts a few weeks. Hopefully you were informed of that before the procedure. ...Read more

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Had cervical cryotherapy on 09/30/14. Had sex on 10/28/14, once my OB/GYN said I can resume my normal life again. It's VERY painful! What should I do?

Slower is better: Adequate sexual lubrication, prolonged (15-20 minutes) foreplay, position changes, verbal communication, massage and aromatherapy. Your cervix should be well healed by now and apparently, you did not have vaginal, only cervical surgery. Positions on your side or female on top will control depth of penetration and hopefully these hints will work. ...Read more

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Had cervical cryotherapy and have been experiencing severe pelvic pain that comes and goes in the area of my ovarian cyst with mild itching. Normal?

Had cervical cryotherapy and have been experiencing severe pelvic pain that comes and goes in the area of my ovarian cyst with mild itching. Normal?

No: But not sure if it is due to the cryotherapy or not. If the pain is more to the side it could be referred pain from your uterus, or ovarian pain - if there is a cyst or anything. It is possible that you could have a postprocedural infection (but those typically occur within 1-2 weeks of the procedure). Fever may b asign of that. If the cryotherapy caused scarring that won't let menses pass=pain. ...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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How long does the discharge last after getting a cervix cryotherapy?

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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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

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Will it hurt and bleed during and after sex even years after internal cervix cryotherapy?

Will it hurt and bleed during and after sex even years after internal cervix cryotherapy?

Should not: It is always appropriate to get evaluated by a doctor if you have pain with intercourse, iud could be infected, you could have a cervical infection or even cervical cancer.... Make an appt soon! ...Read more

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What are the risks involved if I need to receive cryotherapy for the lesions on my cervix?

What are the risks involved if I need to receive cryotherapy for the lesions on my cervix?

Not many: Cryotherapy is based on the fact that frozen tissue dies. Most non-malignant problems of the cervix, due to the papilloma virus, can be treated as local issues. Removing the local tissue does not kill the virus but it eliminates the portion of the cervix which has been stimulated to grow abnormally. The frozen tissue breaks down, producing a thick discharge but complications are rare. ...Read more

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Is cryotherapy effective for severe cervical dysplasia?

NO CRYOTHERAPY: Cryotherapy should not be done for severe dysphasia. The disease needs to be removed with clean margins and proper follow up care. ...Read more

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What is the probability of getting pregnant if you have had cryotherapy of the cervix 3 times?

Still pretty good: The chance of cryotherapy decreasing your chance of getting pregnant is very low. It's still very likely your chance of pregnancy is good. If you're concerned, talk with an infertility specialist about intrauterine insemination: that bypasses the cervix, and any possible negative impact of the cryotherapy. ...Read more

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After having cryotherapy of the cervix is it normal to miss your period?

After having cryotherapy of the cervix is it normal to miss your period?

It can be: Your cycles are sensitive to many things (e.g. Environmental factors like stress, weight loss/gain, etc...). Of course, a pregnancy should be ruled out asap. ...Read more

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I had cryotherapy on my cervix 4 days ago. I have watery discharge that has an off odour to it but only if I make a point of smelling it. Infection?

Not yet: Cryotherapy causes cervical cells to deteriorate (shed) causing the watery discharge that is seen which lasts for several days. If you still have concerns about infection, go see the MD who did the Cryotherapy. ...Read more

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My cervix would not dilate to allow for an IUD. He used a plastic sound, no drugs. I had cryotherapy on my cervix a few years ago. Can I have an IUD?

My cervix would not dilate to allow for an IUD. He used a plastic sound, no drugs. I had cryotherapy on my cervix a few years ago. Can I have an IUD?

IUD/cryotherapy: Cryotherapy can cause scarring of the cervical canal, making the insertion of an IUD difficult. Local anesthesia can reduce discomfort, but most clinicians can insert an IUD after dilation of the canal. ...Read more

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My doctor has told me I might be able to have cryotherapy/cryosurgery for my stage 3 cervical cancer. Will this cure me permanently?

My doctor has told me I might be able to have cryotherapy/cryosurgery for my stage 3 cervical cancer. Will this cure me permanently?

Doubtful: Stage 3 cervical cancer is advanced cervical cancer that has spread to the vagina and to other tissues surrounding the cervix. It is usually treated with radiation. Cin 3 is a precancer of the cervix and may be treated with cryotherapy. There is a 8-9% failure rate using this method. ...Read more

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Do they do a cervical cryothearpy if you are pregnant?

Do they do a cervical cryothearpy if you are pregnant?

Not recommended: I don't believe this would be a good choice. Most lesions that could be treated with cryo could wait to be evaluated post partum. ...Read more

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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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I just had cryothreapy on my cervix three days ago now iam bleeding is this my period if so its five days early?

I just had cryothreapy on my cervix three days ago now iam bleeding is this my period if so its five days early?

Normal: It's normal to have some bleeding following cryotherapy. Your bleeding could be from the cryotherapy, or it could be your period. If you don't have any other symptoms of menstruation, it's more likely due to the cryotherapy. The two bleeding episodes may run together... Meaning you could bleed for about 10 days. If you feel you are hemorrhaging, you should go to the nearest emergency room. ...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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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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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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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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Dr. Stephen Scionti
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Cryotherapy (Definition)

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