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What To Expect After Cervical Cryotherapy
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 Because of its imprecision, it has largely been replaced by leep ...Read more
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
Yes: This is completely safe. You might expect a little bit of bleeding as the cervix is still healing. ...Read more
It's been 15 days since I had cervical cryotherapy, is it normal that I have been bleeding a little bit?
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
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
I've had cervical cryotherapy twice in the past 2 years. I was 22 years old. Now is it possible that it may affect your hormones?
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
I'm having a cervical cryotherapy done a week before my period is due, is that okay? Am I putting myself at a risk for onfection?
I had cervical cryotherapy done about 7 days ago for high risk dysplasia. How long should I wait before achieving clitoral stimulation/orgasm?
I had cervical cryotherapy for severe dysplasia four days ago. I am having pelvic pain and the discharge is turning yellow. Is this normal?
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
Can bleeding after cervical cryotherapy be menstruation since I have not yet received my period? If so was it triggered by cryotherapy?
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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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