4 doctors weighed in:

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

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Thank
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scar Tissue

Cryotherapy on the cervix can sometimes cause scar tissue on the cervix making it harder to open in labor.
A typical scenario for someone with this is a woman who presents in labor with strong, frequent contractions but whose cervix is stuck at one centimeter for hours, then suddenly she is six centimeters dilated. This happens when the scar releases. It just takes time and patience.

In brief: Scar Tissue

Cryotherapy on the cervix can sometimes cause scar tissue on the cervix making it harder to open in labor.
A typical scenario for someone with this is a woman who presents in labor with strong, frequent contractions but whose cervix is stuck at one centimeter for hours, then suddenly she is six centimeters dilated. This happens when the scar releases. It just takes time and patience.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors