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Cervical Cryotherapy: Stories of Recovery & Healing

I'm looking for first-hand accounts of decent experiences/success stories after receiving Cervical Cryotherapy. If you previously had postcoital bleeding during penetrative sex, did it stop? Were you able to have kids? Is your discharge normal again? If you had abnormal paps, did they become normal again? All experiences are welcome!

*Rant Alert* (29 days since the procedure)
I'm a 31-year-old female who hasn’t had a normal pap since 2018. After countless Obgyns, I finally found one that I love. He was confident my bleeding issues were due to cervical ectropion. He said after extensive research, he decided that cervical cryotherapy would be best to remedy the situation. The actual procedure was fine. We did two freezing sessions. The strange yellow Gatorade-looking discharge remained until about 2 days ago and I’m finally seeing it lighten up.

That’s the thing though… it lightened up but didn’t stop. I have engaged in clitoral stimulation and have orgasmed countless times since the surgery but I’m still holding off on submerging myself in water and penetrative sex.

I came across a blog about complications for cervical cryotherapy. Should it be recommended as a protocol to return to the obgyn to see if all is good? On average, does 2 weeks seem like enough healing time? Has that been enough healing time for anyone? As someone who struggles with a lot of autoimmune disease and mental health needs, I want to play it safe.

I'm hoping to hear from women who have undergone this procedure and can share their experiences with me. Your insights will be greatly appreciated!
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I added my response to your other post, but I'll add more here.

I had this done in the 90s. Yep - that long ago. I'll try to remember everything, but it's been awhile. :)

I don't remember how long the discharge lasted, but I remember it was gross, and however long it lasted, my doctor was not alarmed.

I didn't have sex for however long they told me to, and didn't have a regular partner, so I didn't have any orgasms.

I was fine after. No complications. Had my follow paps after - I had mild dysplasia - and at 3 months and 6 months and a year, they were all normal. We didn't have HPV testing back in those days, so I assume I had HPV, but don't know for sure.

I didn't have kids, but I also had severe endometriosis, and couldn't for that reason, not because of cryosurgery.

I can think of 4 or 5 women that I know that have had cryosurgery and none have had complications. If you look hard enough on the internet, you can find anything to fulfill your fears. It's good you are trying to balance that out with success stories. :)

You mention mental health struggles. If you have a therapist, now would be a great time to contact them. If you don't have one, now would probably be a great time to find one. Health challenges can really affect mental health, and mental health is just as important as your physical health. :)



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