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Can you let me know how many times can you have the freezing procedure done without it having your cervix damaged?

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In brief: Varies

Any time cryocautery of the cervix is done, a certain amount of cervical tissue is destroyed.
In large trials these procedures have been shown to increase preterm birth rates, though this effect is minimal to absent after one procedure. Multiple procedures are more associated with increased risk. Leep is more associated with the risk than cryo, but both procedures destroy cervical tissue.

In brief: Varies

Any time cryocautery of the cervix is done, a certain amount of cervical tissue is destroyed.
In large trials these procedures have been shown to increase preterm birth rates, though this effect is minimal to absent after one procedure. Multiple procedures are more associated with increased risk. Leep is more associated with the risk than cryo, but both procedures destroy cervical tissue.
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Bottom-line if you have pre-cancerous cervical changes then removing it, even if perseverance is needed is logical course. Then move on to pregnancy and be closely monitored by exams and sonograms.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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