Cryosurgery is a procedure that uses freezing gas (liquid nitrogen) to destroy precancerous cells on the cervix. The cervix, the lowest part of the womb or uterus, opens into the vagina. When these unhealthy cells are destroyed, the body can replace them with new, healthy cells.

Cryosurgery, sometimes referred to as “cryo” or “cryotherapy,” is also used to treat some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)

During the cryosurgery procedure, our doctor will put a speculum into your vagina to spread the vaginal walls. They may also examine your cervix with a device called a colposcope. This allows better visualization to ensure that all of the abnormal cells have been identified.

The doctor will then insert an instrument called a cryoprobe into your vagina and press it against your cervix. Nitrogen gas at a temperature of about -50ºC/-58ºF chills the metal and creates an “ice ball” on the cervix. The ice ball kills the abnormal cells.

During this part of the procedure, you may experience some chills or cramping. However, if this is accompanied by abdominal pain, fever, or heavy vaginal bleeding for greater than 2 days, you should see a doctor immediately.

Cryosurgery is highly effective, with a relapse rate at 12 months following treatment of only 4%.  Cryosurgery is an excellent treatment option because it can be used immediately after visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) or HPV testing to provide screening and treatment in a single visit.

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Marie Stopes Vietnam provides quality and confidential counseling services through phone of at our clinics.

Counselling is the process of talking through your worries with a qualified professional. It is a form of talking therapy that lets you discuss your feelings in a confidential and non-judgemental environment.

It is sometimes easier to talk to a trained professional rather than a family member or friend, as they are not personally involved with your situation and will always have a non-judgemental attitude.

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