For the treatment of abnormal cervical cells, doctors may use a gynecologic procedure called cryotherapy. This medical treatment option uses extreme cold to destroy abnormal cells.
Doctors commonly use cryotherapy treatment for cervical dysplasia. This condition involves the growth of precancerous cells on the cervix. A Dignity Health Central Coast gynecologist can diagnose and effectively treat your cervical dysplasia with cryotherapy.
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What to Expect with Cryosurgery at Dignity Health Central Coast
Women’s health doctors commonly use cryotherapy to treat precancerous cells (dysplasia). These abnormal cells are caused by infection with the human papillomavirus. Although the cells are not cancerous, they can develop into cervical cancer. Recommended cancer screenings for women can detect abnormal cells and help prevent cancer.
During cryotherapy, you will be in a position similar to when you have a Pap smear during an annual exam. Cryosurgery takes 10 to 15 minutes to freeze and eliminate the abnormal cells. You may have some cramping or bleeding. When treating genital warts with cryotherapy, your doctor will apply liquid nitrogen directly on the warts.
Your comfort and well-being remain our focus. Talk to your doctor about any questions or concerns you may have about precancerous cells or cryotherapy benefits.
Recovering After Cryotherapy Treatment
Dignity Health Central Coast follows a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect. Our women’s health specialists care about your well-being and healing following cryotherapy.
Some common symptoms that you may have after cryotherapy treatment include swelling, pain, and shedding tissue. Part of the healing process also involves a watery discharge, which may contain a small amount of blood. For your personal care, use sanitary pads but avoid tampons because they can cause an infection.
You can look forward to healing completely within two to three weeks. Your doctor will schedule a follow-up appointment to make sure you have recovered fully and that no abnormal cells remain.
Contact Dignity Health Central Coast to find out if cryotherapy is right for you.
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