• What does it mean to freeze the cervix and remove a bit of it? What could I expect?

    Asked by Julianna on Thursday, April 4, 2013

    What does it mean to freeze the cervix and remove a bit of it? What could I expect?

    This freezing doesn't sound good to me.

    5 Answers from the Community

    5 answers
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I had a pre-cancerous cervix and I think I had that done. (It was a long time ago.) I don't remember it as being that bad. I DO remember that later, my serious Asian Doc wanted to take a picture of that area (talk about feeling weird) He assured me the photo was for my file and wouldn't "go anywhere". All business and very serious-like, until he got ready to take the photo. I told him, "Tell me when to smile!"

      But back to the procedure. I think it sounds worse than it is. Anticipation can be horrid. Try to keep busy with friends & family so you don't worry too much. Good luck & let us know how it goes!

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Usually they are referring to cryotherapy. They use either liquid nitrogen or argon gas to freeze the cervix by either spraying it or spraying swabs and then painting it on. Occasionally, a doctor will us a probe to get the gas into the tumor but they numb it with lidocaine first. Afterwords, some patients may complain of some mild discomfort or transient spotting. I specialize in gyne cancers and I have never had a patient say the procedure was unbearable. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I had that done about 25 years ago after I got a suspicious pap reading It really doesn't hurt. They spray you with super cold liquid, and your numb, then they remove the sample and your on your way. You will need to wear a panty liner as you may stain for awhile.

      over 4 years ago
    • LauraJo's Avatar

      I had that done years ago (and oddly enough was discussing this the other day). The procedure not painful, but when you start to thaw out, there is some cramping. Nothing a Motrin won't take care of. Good luck!

      over 4 years ago
    • Julianna's Avatar

      Thank you Ladies for your information, this helps me a lot. Maybe it's not so bad.

      over 4 years ago

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