I hope someone here has had this experience and can give me some insight into what might be happening. In May I was diagnosed with mild dysplasia. In June I had a colposcopy and cervical biopsy performed, and in July I had cervcial cryotherapy ( which I refuse to ever have again.) After the procedure, I wasn't told to avoid intercourse, however, I stayed away from it just in case. After all the poking and prodding done over the past months I wasn't even in the mood, I felt so broken and not normal I didn't want to be touched. Well about three weeks after the procedure I felt more like myself and one night my boyfriend and I were fooling around and (sorry if this is too much info) while his hand was down south, I experience the worst pain on my clitoris. The more aroused I became the worse it got so we stopped. A couple of days later we tried again and it wasn't as bad so we continued, however, during orgasm again I experienced horrible cramping pain. I literally started crying afterwards. I've done so much research to see what it could be and came up with nothing. It's such a horrible feeling, I feel completely broken. I could use any help or advice you all have. I don't know if this could be associate with my new bcp, but I really don't think so. I am more than sure it has to do with the cryotherapy. Any thoughts on this?
My girlfriend was told not to have sex or orgasm for 6 weeks following her surgery. You need time to heal. Your cervix is very very sensitive right now. It needs time to repair itself. Wait a few more weeks before you try anything again.
I am having the same exact problems ecept these pain are horrible, I had sex with my bf after 3 weeks and I was fine and then I had my period a week later which is now and I am crying in tear asking for help is I should go to the doctors or stick it out at home!
i just had my cryo three weeks ago on friday, I was stupid and had intercourse with my boyfriend, but I did not experience a lot of pain, i cramped for like 10 mins and that was it, no extra bleeding or anything. so i did it again, and this time my period started. I am just scared something really bad is going to happen.
i'm actually schedualed for cryotherapy on september 30th....i just turned 22 and was told that i have mild and severe cervical displasia and that the cryotherapy was the least invasive proceder to do although i may have to go back in a few months and have the leeps procedure done any way.... i have also been diagnosed with PCOS (polly cysitic ovarians syndrom (syndrome)) so my doc advised me to go ahead and stop taking my birth control..... so i'm really scared because i'm not a-typical and bleed all the time... so welll heck i guess my husband is SOL huh...um does the actuall procedure hurt?? cuz they told me the colposcapy wouldnt hurt and it did and i was sick for days afterwards....
Good luck on your procedure! I can only speak from my own personal experience. I was given Tylenol with Codeine and Ativan before the procedure to help with the pain and anxiety. I've got a pretty high tolerance for acute pain, but I totally wasn't prepared for what I experienced with cryotherapy. It wasn't unbearable, but it was like the worst period cramping EVER!!! LOL The kind where you want to curl up in a ball and cry (a generalized sort of pain that you can't get a handle on). They do the freezing twice (once for 3 minutes...then you thaw out - this was when I felt the most cramping....then again for three minutes - near the end of the second time I stopped cramping and didn't feel any pain at all). One thing the doctor told me to do when I started cramping a lot and feeling light-headed was to take really deep breaths through my mouth and out through my nose. I'm not sure if it was the breathing or the concentrating on my breath, but it definitely helped! I'm almost 4 weeks post op so that's had its myriad of fun "trial and error" things as well. I'm an avid runner and I exercise twice daily. The first time I ran about one week after the procedure I experienced cramping like Elle_Elle and had some light bleeding (extremely light). I had no idea how sensitive my body would become during the healing process. So, as much as I hate it, until it's been a little longer, I'm having to avoid the morning jog and am opting for a walk instead. Everyone's body is different as well. So, some experience less pain and some more pain. Some heavy discharge, some light. Just relax and make sure to keep an open dialogue with your doctor if there are things that concern you, and keep a look out for warning signs like fever, heavy bleeding, and chills. Good luck again and God bless!
I am 19 yrs old and had a colposcopy almost a week ago. My doctor told me I have cervical displasia and low grade hpv. I am waiting for the results of the biopsy and the doc told me once she gets the results we will discuss if there is a need to treat the dysplasia with cryotherapy or just leave it alone. The biopsy was very uncomfortable for me even though it only lasted a few seconds while the biopsy was being performed. But now I am freaking out about Cryotherapy. The more I read about it and read about other people's experiences, the more scared I get. I don't really deal with pain very well and am torn b/w getting the procedure done or just leaving it and hoping the leisons go away on its own. After the colposcopy and biopsy I guess from the nerves I started getting really hot and had nausea and I've still been having slight cramping. I've read other's stories and how it hurts from jogging, intercourse and orgasm but does that ever go away or do you experience pain down there always? Is this procedure beneficial and worth the discomfort from the procedure or should I just not get it. I know it's ultimately up to me but I really need comments on women who have been through this already. My doc said and what i've read is that the leisons can heal on it's own if your immune system is strong It's like any vaccine you get,your body gets immune to the virus and you never get it again-it's the same with HPV. So I have started to eat a balanced diet with foods high in antioxidants but I don't know if I should just keep eating right and boost my immune system with vitamins and herbal teas or just get the procedure done. CAN ANYONE HELP ME OUT ON THIS ONE???
I would definitely recommend getting the procedure done. I'm now 12 weeks post op, and I have to say everything is great! I returned completely back to normal about the 6th week after cryo (no discharge, no cramping) and I stopped cramping with strenuous exercise a little after the 4th week. It's an uncomfortable procedure; but I think in light of the risks that you take to NOT have the procedure done, it's well worth it!!! Your body can't just "make it go away." It can POSSIBLY prevent further progress of those abnormal cells, but you never know if your body is going to be able to fight it or not....don't take that chance if you can do something about it.
I had it done, and am going on my second cryo...don't know what every one is talking about. the biopsy didn't hurt. It was like plucking an eyelash. Also, the cryo sucked because it took a long time but I didnt feel a thing. I took 4 motrin an hour before. Maybe that helped. My dr told me i could have sex in 3 weeks. We waited 2 and a half and it was completely normal. Get it done. Its a sinch!!
Cryotherapy isn't the same for all women. Some experience pain and others don't. It just depends how well you tolerate pain. I think the biospy was more uncomfortable than the Cryotherapy. I had Cryotherapy not too long ago and yes, it was stupid of me to have intercourse before the 3 weeks. I didn't feel any discomfort that day, but a couple of days later, I am experiencing a cramping in my cervix, kind of that feeling you get when the biopsy is performed. It does worry me a bit.
I just had cryotherapy for the first time yesterday and (knock on wood) have had no side effects or discharge whatsoever. I wasn't told to avoid sex, but I plan to for at least a week just in case. However, my boyfriend went down on me today and I had a really intense orgasm - the best ever - so maybe it made me more sensitive? So don't lose hope girls - it can have good effects too (or at least no bad effects)!!!
i had cryotherapy done yesterday for the 1st time - having had colposcopy & vagnal biopsy done in may (it was the most horrible procdure of my life - i fainted out cold & it took me almost a week to get over it) as a result i was sick with worry about getting cryotherapy done especially after reading all your comments on this page! i was physicially sick & had many sleepless nights over it. having oked it with my doctor 1 took a 10mg valium & a 30mg codine phosphate (codine phosphate - for pain) 1 hour before my appointment - when the nurse called me in - the doctor explained everything in detail - told me not 2 insert anything into vagina for 1 month - including water! so no swimming or baths. my procedure went so smoothly - it was over before i knew it & i can honestly say i didn't feel anything. i have to take antibiotics for 5 days to prevent infection. today i have very minor pains (similar to period pain - nothing nore than that. my advise to anyone would be to take valium to relax u & a strong painkiller before the procedure. it worked a treat for me
i also just had cryotherapy today and the pain was nothing compared to the biopsy!!! i hope everything goes smoothly... but i do have a question.. why do doctors tell you to always use a condom from now on? is it becasuse you can get hpv again and this whole pre cancer starts from the beginning?? or can i simply just get on birth control and not use condoms if im with the same partner??
Cutyr, I read that condoms should be used for six months following cryo as well in a few different places, so I ended up asking my doctor. She said that she doesn't think it's necessary as long as the patient is in a monogamous relationship. HPV will always be in your body, even if you're treated to remove the infected cells. The hope is that after the infected cells are removed, the body will have built up a strong enough defense against the HPV so that it can't invade anymore cells to cause more dysplasia.
Anyhow, to everyone, I want to relate my experience with cryotherapy, which I just had performed on the 24th. After reading about how painful it was for other women, I was very nervous about it. I took the day off from work and my friend agreed to go with me to my appointment. I took four ibuprofen an hour before my cryotherapy. On a scale of 1 to 10, I think the pain I experienced was a zero. There was a little bit of uncomfortable pressure at first, but it lasted no longer than ten seconds. The whole procedure took five minutes, and while I felt a very mild cramp, it was definitely not even comparable to having an ECC during the colposcopy. My vagina had a stinging sensation while I got back into my clothes to go home, but it didn't last. While I was scheduling my followup, my face briefly flushed with warmth, and then my friend and I walked down the street for coffee, which was the last time I've had any cramping, and only for a minute or so at that. I haven't had to take any pain relievers since before the cryo. My discharge didn't start until about 24 hours after the procedure, and it hasn't been too bad. Because everything was so painless and hardly even uncomfortable, and because it took so long for the discharge to start, I was initially convinced that my cervix hadn't frozen properly, and even called my doctor's office to make sure. I realize everybody is different and what I have to say won't be true for everybody, but I do want to offer a glimmer of hope that this procedure might not cause much discomfort at all, and the important thing is to not stress out about it too much.
I also wanted to say that orgasms during recovery were another thing I asked my doctor about. There seem to be differing schools of thought on this, but I was told they are perfectly fine, as long as there's no intercourse. I've even had one or two already with no problem, and this is only day three of my recovery.
I had my cryotherapy about 3 years ago, still not "recovered". I was told that I had abnormal epithelial cells. The cryotherapy was uncomfortable, but not painful. I felt weird afterwards. I felt kind of sad and confused. My sexual health has been hell ever since, and I'll tell you why.
I was told to wait 2 weeks before intercourse and that there would be a brown discharge for about a week. Simple, right? No muss, no fuss.
Here's what really happened... I had the discharge, everything seemed normal. I was in a monogamous relationship at the time with someone, we were on our second year together. I had some discomfort and decided to wait 3 weeks before having intercourse. When we finally had sex (which was NOT rough by any means), I bled very badly. I filled up two pads in a matter of an hour. I called my doc- but she wasn't in, so I saw the doc on duty. He REFUSED to give me an exam. He seemed incredibly uncomfortable with the thought of looking at me down there. He said that it was normal for women to bleed after sex. As you may understand, this made me very angry. I told him that I didn't know what kind of sex he's been having, but this much blood should never be normal and that he'd better give me an exam or find me someone who would. He gave me an exam and said he couldn't see anything. Every single time I had sex after that I would bleed a lot. It was bleeding like I'd been sliced open with a razor every time. Not as much as the first time, but it was always at least a pad full. And over time sex became more and more painful. All of this time I was also NOT getting my period. I was in and out of my doctor's office constantly. She tested me for STD's. HIV, Herpes, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis. All of the tests came back negative. She tested me AGAIN for every STD. She referred me to a gyno who also found nothing. I felt so ashamed of what was happening, I broke up with my boyfriend, I felt like I had lost my woman hood (every time I had sex there was blood everywhere). After going in constantly, my doctor started treating me like I was crazy. Like I was imagining all of this. I started to believe it. Like I was over reacting or something. I felt like being a woman was a condition, I grew very depressed and hopeless so she put me on antidepressants.
After a while of this, a friend of mine had made a recommendation for a doctor she had recently seen. I went- hesitantly, as I felt that I was just setting myself up for more disappointment. During the exam (which was incredibly painful- just to get the speculum in) she told me that I was bleeding (DUH!) and actually acknowledged that there was a problem. It's still not completely figured out yet what it was... which is still incredibly frustrating... but I'm not on antidepressants anymore, I don't bleed from sex and don't have pain during sex and started getting periods. It was because she put me on birth control. I'm off of birth control now, I want my body to get back to running on it's own, and now my periods are weird. It's always brown discharge and it lasts 7-9 days. I still feel like I just got completely ripped off. I feel violated. I'm left with no real answers, just a broken body and a handful of seemingly inept/uncaring doctors in Sioux Falls who just don't care.
Hi there, you may have an inflammed cervix which bleeds on contact, i have suffered on and off for the last two years with bleeding during sex.It is caused by an ectropian( collection of cells which bleed on contact) I had a cauterization of the cervix last year which definitely helped for at least 9 months.It has returned and i have just had cryotherapy, this is more painful than the previous teatment so take painkillers before hand(no one advised me).Apparently this will do the same. it may be that you need regular treatment, but i know how you feel. Especially when it is a new relationship, and you start bleeding;no-one understands unless it has happened to them.Keep up with your doctors and ask for 2nd opinions if necessary.Good Luck
I had cyrosurgery for the very same thing - cervical ectropion. It's been exactly 3 weeks and 3 days since the procedure and I am still bleeding. I have had three orgasms (but NO penetration) and the bleeding has gotten worse!! Has this happened to anyone else? I am supposed to go for my follow-up this week, but I'm still bleeding! I am worried now about this ongoing bleeding.
I just wanted to share my story with anyone on this site looking for info on cryotherapy. I had this procedure done ten years ago and my side effects have been devastating. For a year after I had horribly thick discharge and to this day it is thicker than normal. Because of this I am unable to get pregnant due to cervical mucus issues. (sperm cannot pass through). When I got this done I was young and had only mild dysplasia. I am now told they have young girls hold off for this reason. I recommend holding off on this procedure if you are able to because messing with your ability to have children is NOT something to take lightly!!!!!!!!
My names Paeton i'm 16 & I just had my cryosurgery done yesterday! i was told i had somehow got h.p.v (human papilloma virus).I went into my surgery with no drugs. My dr. told me that it would feel like a contraction. Well really it felt like my period which is very severe. My dr. froze my cervix at -80F. The surgery wasn't to bad it was after! he had told me not to have sex for 4 wks r until he gave the o.k! Also that the pain should go away after two hours. It was the worst two hours ever i ran a high fever yet my bottom was freezing! i couldn't decide if i wanted to cover up are strip. To get through it i prayed then called a family member and stayed on the phone with them for the rest of my time. After the pain was gone i felt normal except which i'm sure you all have that irritating gush when you walk! I won't have sex until my dr. gives the o.k and my fiance knows its a lost cause to try(: I was getting married this month but now i have to push it back. The dr. told me there is a chance the cancer cells could come back if they do I'm removing my cervix depending on if I've had children are not. Hopefully i don't have anymore pain after my 4wks.
I had cryotherapy done in late july of this year. Everything went fine, and a few weeks ago I went back to get a pap smear to make sure everything worked. of course, with my luck, i got a call today from the doctor's office and i guess i still have some cell dysplasia. they want to wait about three months for another pap smear because there is a chance my body will heal on its own. should i be worried about this? if the cells are still there in 3 months, will i have to undergo another round of cryotherapy or will something more invasive have to be done? i'm just so frustrated and surprised that the therapy didn't work completely. I am an extremely healthy person and my family has no history of reproductive diseases. this is such a pain in the ***.
I just had my cyrotherapy a week ago. I have been having to deal with the cople and biopsy for a couple years and the last biopsy a month ago showed high grade hpv so they wanted to do the cyrotherapy. They didnt advise me to take any drugs or do anything and they said I would be able to drive afterwards. I went and they did one 3 minute freeze and the pain felt similar to the pain I get during my period and than they waited a few minutes to thaw and did another 3 minute freeze. After the therapy I had immediate watery discharge which she told me would last 3-4 weeks and not to have intercourse,use tampons, or go swimming that long so I wouldnt get an infection. The cramps only lasted a few hours afterwards but I took the rest of the day off from work and also the following day due to feeling uncomfortable as she said the uterus tends to swell and I was super leaky! The only other side effect I have noticed has been nausea. I did have an orgasm and everything was fine no pain at all. For me the pain of the biopsy and this therapy were pretty close except with the biopsy I had bleeding. I also had a allergic reaction to the brown caturizing stuff they used during the biopsy which lasted a few days I had a rash and was swollen I called and they said they hadnt heard of that before but Im super sensitive to dyes and perfume items so I stay away!! Most of all so far everything seems ok and the pain wasnt too bad. Maybe take some sort of pain medication before. Goodluck!!
I had cervical cyrotherapy 14 months ago. To this day, I have not felt the same. I never feel like initiating sex, because I do not know if it will be painful or not. Some days are fine, and others it hurts like hell. I never used to feel like this before the surgery. I wish my dr. had provided me with more information before it, because I feel broken.
I had the procedure done just 3 days ago. It was just light for me and I don't feel any hurt except for slight cramping...but unlike in other cases mine is bearable. So far so good for me but I was just confuse bec. I've read many infos about what to avoid after the procedure. And most of them tells that the patient should not insert anything in their vagina. I really wonder why is it my doctor told me to insert 3pcs of albothyl after the procedure? Am clueless and dont know wether I follow my doctor or not....:(
I'm 24 just had cryo done 5 days ago for cervicitis. The doctor warned me that I would experience profuse and odorous discharge, but I can barely walk around without feeling like the discharge is leaking onto my clothes. I don't know if others can smell it, but to me the smell is very noticeable and I'm really self-conscious about it.
Has anyone else had the same experience after cryo? Did it really last for 3 whole weeks or did the discharge seem to lighten up?
Also, I know there is at least one medication, Aminocerv, that supposedly helps the cervix heal and helps the cells regenerate faster. Has anyone had this medication prescribed to them, or anything else that was supposed to have similar effects?
I had my cryo procedure 3 weeks ago and the discharge has finally lessened (some) this week, but i still have to wear pantyliners. The smell is really horrible and I'm always changing the liners and my underwear. I don't know how the procedure was for you, but i felt like I wanted to pass out from the pain during the first 3 minutes. The remaining 3 minutes were fine. I did feel very light headed and couldn't walk for about 15 minutes after completion. My first period was about 1.5 weeks after the procedure and the first day I cramped horribly. The only relief was sitting down. Im 34 years old and planning on trying for my first pregnancy within the next year or two. I'm crossing my fingers that all goes well- reading all the comments above has made me a little paranoid. If only the HPV vaccine was available when I was younger. :(
I am sooo sorry to hear that. I am scheduled to have cyrotherapy done in a few weeks, but I am very nervous as I am trying to have a baby. I have heard from my naturopath that scar tissue can develp which can prevent the sperm from travelling up.....I think I am going to try a natural way to treat the cervial erosion that was explained to me by my natruropath.
Hi everyone, I had my colposcopy 3/29/12 and a biopsy done. I didn't know what to expect but it was uncomfortable and stung a bit; that was all. After the bleeding stopped some hours later the Doctor gave me cryotherapy for my low grade lesions. I felt dizzy flustered and had cramps for a few minutes, that was it. I was told that the biopsy will determine if I need a 2nd treatment 6 weeks later. I have stayed away from: intercourse, alcohol and working out just to ensure everything goes well. My doctor also sad that 3 months after treatment I can get a pap smear to make sure all is normal... Everyone reacts differently, but definitely try not to aggravate your cervix:)
I was told no sex for 4 weeks and then for the following 2 weeks to use condoms. After that it is ALWAYS recommended to wear condoms in general but not necessary for him to anymore. The reasoning for the 4 weeks is to allow proper healing and good time for the cells to rejuvenate. The first 2 weeks of sex to protect yourself just in case the healing is not complete you are not putting bacteria directly there you have the condom forming a barrier.
I had cryotherapy done 3 weeks ago now. I experienced bleeding after sex so I went to see my doctor who referred me to a gynaecologist. On my first appointment the gynaecologist found the problem straight away and I had the procedure done I didn't even have time to worry or be scared about the pain because it happened so fast. But what I can say is that is was very uncomfortable the freezing did actually sting at times but the cramping was worse afterwards it made me cry but the stinging with the freezing lasted seconds so I could cope with that. I had sex last night I'm feeling very dry and sore and bled quite a lot so now I'm panicking. I've got to see my doctor toMoz but really nervous to tell her what I've done because she is going to say I have brought it upon myself someone please help with advice to make the subject easier to talk about
It's not that bad don't leave it alone. What they do is freeze your cervix for 3 minutes, let it thaw out for 5 minutes then freeze it again for another 3. It doesn't hurt maybe a tiny bit of cramping in your stomach that's all. The nurse offered to hold my hand because I was so nervous and she talked to me the whole time. YOULL BE FINE. Dont leave it alone!!
This morning I had a colposopy. I thought it would be like a pap smear, so I never checked on it on the internet, and my dr. just said I'd have slight cramping. I went w/ my husband (No one told me to bring a driver with) and the dr came in and used that spectrum to open me up, I wasn't expecting much pain--BUT-OMG--in seconds I was SCREAMING! I knew she was stil down on the stool doing the procedure, and I swear, I almost kicked her right off her stool. She left w/o even an 'I'm sorry" as I laid on the table massaging my cramps, and yes--they were BAD. I wish I had read your post, and did some research first. I could NOT put my slacks on b/c my cramps hurt SO bad--so THANK GOD I had a hoodie w/ me I wrapped it around me, and left w/ my husband out to the car. NO SLACKS. W/i a few minutes of being home, I began to feel the room spinning. It got worse and worse, and I felt such nausea and weakness. I've been in bed all day and I've just felt SO awful, weak and light headed.
I would not recommend this surgery to anyone. I'm almost 4 weeks post and I can assure you this will never be done to me again. My doctor, as far as I am concerned FORMER DOCTOR, told me very little - made it sound like no big deal and that in 10-14 days I would be as good as new. I'm surprised at how little women are informed about cryotherapy before they undergo the procedure actually. Anyway, the pain was tolerable as it was happening. But the after effects are terrible! HEAVY, profuse, watery discharge has been pouring out of me for nearly four weeks now. It smells like, for lack of a better word, strong coochie. It is embarassing and I am extremely self conscious about it. I was instructed to wear pads until the discharge stopped, whenever that may be. After about 2 1/2 weeks I switched to tampons for the simple reason that 2+ weeks in a pad causes diaper rash. The discharge leaks out anyway. This is hellish and I would never recommend this to anyone, not even my worst enemy. I wish I knew then what I know now. A bit of background info: I'm 29 with no kids. Never want kids. Wish hysterectomies were optional without medical reason. I've been on BC for 10+ years specifically to not have periods because of the migraines they caused me. I had mild displaysia that had literally been the same for probably about 5 years. I was tired of having to go for a PAP every 6 months so I agreed to this torture. Now I wish I would have stuck it out with my fingers crossed for a PAP bad enough to qualify for a hysterectomy. This has been the most disgusting 4 weeks of my life and I am so ready for it to stop. Do your homework before you agree to this, ladies!
I had the procedure done one week ago. I know this is a little descriptive but I started to bleed some mucous stuff then something came out that was like oyster looking in the toilet out from down there. Is this normal I'm a bit freaked out.
I had the procedure done one week ago. I know this is a little descriptive but I started to bleed some mucous stuff then something came out that was like oyster looking in the toilet out from down there. Is this normal I'm a bit freaked out.
all I can say is everyones experience is diffrent. I am a 44 year old women and I have gone through pain in life and my experience with the cryotherapy was not a good one. it wasnt something I could not deal with but it did hurt, the mos annoying part of it all was the headache that lasted for about 15 hours after the procedure. its only been 3 days since the cryotherapy procedure and I am still getting some cramps I hope they ease up soon. but like I originally said everyonce experience will be diffrent, some will hurt some wont so lets watch how we phrase our words to these young girls that ask for our feedback because maybe your where blessed to not feel pain doesnt mean they didnt or wont.......God bless everyone!!
I've put off the surgery for a year. moderate dysplacia and pcos. I've withered from 145 to 107 i have pain often and nausea and often feel weak . I've learned to ignore pains now bc i developed ulcers from all the ibprophen causing stomach bleeding .i found all the moderate dysplacia hpv stuff out round this time last yr. I'm my immune system has all but seized to exist. i get sinus. infections yeast a flea bite two weeks ago turned staph n abcessed. mind you I'm a clean girl. never had a std or even yeast before now its as tho I'm fading away.. my dd chest is barely a B my body is like 5th grade . i am doin cyro soon and hope it all stops. need 600 dollars for the. appt n procedure . Sex is already painful afterwards so really what's else to go wrong?? Any advice reference prayers etc are welcomed.. please. how do i get me back. I'm almost gone it seems..
I had cryotherapy treatment just over 2 weeks ago. Advice i was given was no sex for 6 weeks and to change my contraceptive pill to one with no estrogen in it as this can cause the ectropian on your cervix and changing to a pill with no estrogen can actually improve it even before cryotherapy. I didnt fancy going on the progesten only pill so opted for one with less estrogen and am hoping this will lower my chances of it returning.
Hope this helps : )
I've just had this done and it was my first gyno appointment so was thinking just a consultation(i had cervical ectropion).I went there expecting a discussion and a chat to what to do next then bam,get on the bed,cryotherapy done without any warning or my knowledge until reading on here of what it does.I'm very uncomfortable and feel I was railroaded into this but of course you are supposed to trust the dr right? I went on my own and had to sit down for a while after,I wasn't told a lot only given a fact sheet and still now i'm only finding out stuff online.All i was told was a bit of discharge for a couple of days and periods may be affected and a scan appointment is in the post! You can imagine my shock that the 1st appointment was the actual thing! it was horrible and I would put up with the bleeding in between periods rather than going thru that again!!
I too had cryosurgery about two weeks ago. Before I had it done, the doctor told me that I would feel some slight cramping during the procedure and would have a light discharge afterward. It's very clear to me now that he is a male and has obviously never been through this procedure before. Slight cramping my foot! I almost passed out. I've never had period cramps that bad in my life. And the amount of discharge afterwards was about the equivalent of peeing your pants... Literally that's what it feels like because it's that bad. Two weeks later and it is still that bad. Also, three mornings ago, I woke bleeding... profusely! I've always been able to use regular tampons for usually 4 or 5 hours without any problems. But, right now I'm bleeding through super tampons within 3 hours. Sorry for all the horrible details but that's exactly what this experience has been for me... HORRIBLE!
I had the procedure done, My doctor told me to refrain from sexual intercourse for at least two week. I did, then my period came, and I waited like five days after it stopped to have sex (cause I was super horney) there was a little bleeding but nothing to alarm me and no pain. About two days later I got a cold, I thought maybe my immune system was just weak and the season was changing. I got better, then about a week in a half later I had sex again and now am experiencing fevers and chills.. I am going to the doctor tomorrow to make sure I don't have an infection..cross my fingers
I had cryotherapy in late May and have abstained from sex however, I did have an orgasm and have been bleeding lightly since early July. Before the bleeding/spotting began I went to the pool and upon entering the water I felt an intense burn. I visited my doctor and he said that it's okay to swim or sit in a tub because it's already been more than a month since the procedure. He's giving me another month to see if the bleeding stops before he performs another Pap smear. Has anyone experienced this particular problem with bleeding/spotting almost two months after cryo. I am nervous and scared that something is drastically wrong. Please advise.
Just came across this forum, sorry to hear that almost most of you on here have had MORE problems due to this procedure then what you started off with. I too have had it done and regret it deeply.
If I'm totally honest I always thought there was a problem with me and that's why the procedure maybe didn't work but made things worse. Came on here after 9 odd years to do a bit of research because it is starting to bother me again and find out im not the only one.
I had mine done when I was about 18-19 and I am 27 now. My dr referred me to a gynecologist because I was bleeding during sex and was also having a little discharge. My main issue was the bleeding though because it was so embarrassing, felt like I was on my period every time.
It was quite an unpleasant experience for me with the spectrum, the freezing of the cells, the cramps, the cold feeling, abdominal pain, it was all very very uncomfortable but I kept thinking of the end result.
The gyno told me it was a sure
thing that I would feel a little discomfort for a day or so and would have discharge for a week or two at most.
The benefit for me that came out of this procedure : Bleeding stopped completely til today I have not bled during sex not once.
The downfall to this procedure : The discharge didn't stop after a week or two, it got worse, I still have this problem even after 9 years and still hate it and feel uncomfortable. Panty liners are a must for me, ALWAYS. Thongs and pretty lacy underwear with a thin front is not an option, EVER.
NO 2 : Every time I have sex it gets excruciatingly painful. I cant handle the pain. I cant even begin to explain the effects of the procedure. ( Sorry if its too much info but hard to explain with out the gory details) but the only position I feel comfortable and pain free is the missionary position nothing else. At first I'm fine but when it goes deep inside I cant bare it. My lower stomach feels like its going to burst open and someone's shoved a sharp knife in me. So you can imagine the frustration my boyfriend feels,and I hate letting him down every time but I don't know what else to do. I hate drs and hate gynos even more. In these 9 yrs I have tried to just ignore it but I dont think I can any more than I all ready have.
I know it ain't the same for everyone and I understand that. So for those of you who it has worked out for lucky you, for those of you thinking of giving it a go, plz plz go through all of your options with your dr first before making any decisions.
When I'd had the colposcopy a few months before, I had almost no pain or cramping. The discharge was also minimal and only lasted a few days. I was hoping since I'd had good luck with that procedure that the cryo would be relatively easy as well. Unfortunately that was NOT the case.
I had it done almost 3 weeks ago, and I've already had to go back to the doctor twice. I had my period the week after, and the smell was embarrassingly terrible. It made me feel really self conscious because people sitting next to or in a confined space with me could smell it. My doctor said I developed an infection, so he gave me antibiotics. The smell has dissipated greatly, but since starting the antibiotics the discharge has gotten much worse. Before it was just a runny yellow/pinkish liquid, but now it is brown clumps of mucus. Today is 19 days since the procedure, and I have started cramping again. I haven't had sex at all since the procedure.
As for the procedure itself? Terrible. Those of you that didn't have pain, you should be thankful. I almost passed out on the table and had the nurse squeezing my hand reminding me to breathe. (I have a tendency to stop breathing when I panic or feel intense pain.) I had pretty severe cramping that day, but my doctor had told me to expect that. I am very sensitive to pain medications, and I had just had gastric sleeve surgery just over a month beforehand, so I was very limited as to what I could take before the procedure. I'm sure that's why the procedure itself was painful, but here it is weeks later and I deeply regret having it.
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