Gynaecology – Cryotherapy

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Gynecological riotherapy, or cervical freezing, is practically painless and so far the most effective method of erosion removal. Thanks to cryotherapy, diseased tissues are removed and healthy tissues remain intact.

What does the procedure look like?

The treatment consists in freezing the abnormal cells with liquid nitrogen. A special probe is inserted into the vagina. At the point of contact with the diseased tissue, a negative temperature of up to -192 ° C is produced. Abnormal cells are frozen and subject to necrosis. They are completely exfoliated within 2 weeks. The healthy tissues around you remain intact. Cervical cryotherapy does not leave scars and does not disturb the functioning of the reproductive system in any way.

The procedure takes 20-30 minutes and is practically painless. If the patient is particularly sensitive to pain, she may take painkillers before the procedure.

Cervical erosion

An erosion occurs when there is a loss of the vaginal mucosa of the cervix. Simply put, an erosion is a small wound with an uneven papillary structure. It is a common disease and occurs on average in every fourth woman. Most often it does not cause any symptoms. Extremely rarely, symptoms such as discharge, vaginal odor, bleeding / spotting between menstrual periods, abdominal pain and pain during intercourse may occur. If the erosion does not give any symptoms, and the woman is under the regular supervision of a gynecologist, there is no need to remove the erosion. However, any abnormal dermatological lesion can become malignant over time, in this case turning into cervical cancer. For this reason, doctors recommend removing the lesion.

The causes of erosions:

  • Hormonal disorders
  • Untreated vaginal infections
  • Mechanical injuries
  • Multi-parentage
  • Frequent change of sexual partners

Cryotherapy of the cervix - when to perform the procedure?

Before starting the procedure, it is necessary to obtain a positive result from the Pap smear test. The procedure is performed in the first phase of the menstrual cycle, preferably 2-3 days after the bleeding has stopped. Thanks to this, the wound will heal fully by the time of the next menstruation.


Cryotherapy of the cervix - after the procedure

For the first 2 weeks after freezing of erosions, there is a profuse watery discharge. During this time, for her own comfort, the Patient should use sanitary napkins or panty liners. Tampons must not be used. You should refrain from intercourse for 3-4 weeks after the procedure. During this time, you should also avoid bathing in the bathtub, swimming pool, staying in the sauna and sunbathing in the solarium. If the patient regularly practiced sports before the procedure, she can immediately return to physical activity without any problems. During the wound healing period, there may be slight pain at the treatment site, as well as a feeling of swelling and warmth.

Our current fee is: £ 400

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