Cryosurgery

Procedure Description

Cryosurgery

What To Expect

Cryotherapy is done with the patient lying in the same position used for taking a Pap Smear. A speculum is inserted and the cervix is touched with an instument, called a cryoprobe, that rapidly freezes the abnormal tissue. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. Is it painful? Most women describe pelvic pressure and some have menstrual cramps during the procedure. A few women notice no discomfort at all.

Preprocedure

You can take Tylenol or Ibuprofen before the procedure.

Postprocedure

Need to come back in for a 4 week recheck.


 



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