Destruction of abnormal (infected or damaged)
cells in the cervix (Click Here) by freezing with liquid nitrogen, using an
instrument called a cryosurgery probe.
- Abnormal cells in the cervix.
- Inflammation or infection of the cervix
In Gynecologist's office or
outpatient surgical facility, without anaethesia.
- Before surgery: Pap smear; vaginal exam.
- After surgery: Pap smear
in 2 to 3 months.
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATION
- A speculum is inserted into the vagina to
hold it open and view the cervix.
- The cryosurgery probe is held on the
affected areas long enough to freeze and destroy abnormal cells.
- The instruments are removed. The procedure
should be painless. Discomfort after surgery may vary person to person but
should not cause much distress.
Occasional spotting of blood with
watery vaginal discharge
- Wear cotton panties
- Use a sanitary pad to protect your clothing.
No restrictions. Resume sexual relations when healing is complete.
BE ALERT FOR
- Increasing vaginal discharge or with
- Pain that simple pain medication does not
- Signs of infection: headache, muscle aches,
dizziness or a general ill feeling and fever.
- Unusual vaginal swelling or bleeding.