Reasons for Procedure
|Cervix with Pre-cancerous Growth|
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- Lightheadedness, fainting, hot flashes (during or right after the procedure)
- Cramping (during the procedure)
- Scarring or narrowing of the cervical opening
What to Expect
Prior to Procedure
Description of Procedure
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
- Do not use tampons. Ask your doctor when you can resume sexual relations.
- Your doctor will schedule regular pap smears in the near future.
Call Your Doctor
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Abdominal pain
- Vaginal bleeding other than light spotting, especially if it soaks more than one pad per hour
- Any foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Continued pain or cramping not relieved by over-the-counter pain medications
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services http://www.womenshealth.gov
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
Cryosurgery of the cervix. Cleveland Clinic website. Available at: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments%5Fand%5Fprocedures/hic%5FCryosurgery%5Fof%5Fthe%5FCervix. Updated November 2, 2009. Accessed October 30, 2014.
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Sankaranayanan R, Rajkumar R, et al. Effectiveness, safety and acceptability of see-and-treat with cryosurgery by nurses in a cervical screening study in India. Br J Cancer. 2007;96(5):738-743.
6/2/2011 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us : Mills E, Eyawo O, Lockhart I, Kelly S, Wu P, Ebbert JO. Smoking cessation reduces postoperative complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Med. 2011;124(2):144-154.e8.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -