Re: What is cryo?
I had this done before. I had a standard biopsy once and it went really bad, I had extreme pain and bleeding.. It came back OK, but when i had another pap it showed minor changes again.. The dr didn't want to do another colposcopy (sp) because of my reaction to the last one, so he did cryo. Although i was told that in my case, it was uncommon to have cryo, so I'm not sure at what point it becomes the treatment of choice.
For my, cryo was a lot easier than the colp was. It was weird, they froze the cells but it wasn't an instant freezing as I expected, they had to hold this wand on my cervix for a set time (I think mine was 2 min, although I've heard it could be more in other situations).. It was not very painful but instead uncomfortable and weird.. Afterwords, the melting process was probably the strangest part of it all. I've had two paps since and *knock on wood* both have been fine.