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Old 05-16-2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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freezing the cervix?

I just had a biopsy done about a week and a half ago and now I have to have my cervix froze. Does this mean that I cant have kids? I want to have children so bad and now that this has all come up it scares me that I won't be able to have kids. If anyone knows anything about this please reply.

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Old 05-16-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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Re: freezing the cervix?

This is a .gov site that that has alot of questions and answers on cervical cancer. There is a section under Treatment that talks about cryosurgery (freezing), and doesn't mention any problems with having children as a result of it. One of my nieces had it done and she now has a healthy (and adorable) 4 yr. old!
[url]http://cancer.gov/cancerinfo/types/cervical/[/url]

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Old 05-16-2004, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: freezing the cervix?

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Originally Posted by bridgetngou
I just had a biopsy done about a week and a half ago and now I have to have my cervix froze. Does this mean that I cant have kids? I want to have children so bad and now that this has all come up it scares me that I won't be able to have kids. If anyone knows anything about this please reply.

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The procedure that you had to obtain the biopsy was called a culposcopy where the specialist was able to examine your cervix under different colored scopes to investigate which parts of the cervix might possibly be diseased. Usually a culposcopy is scheduled after an abnormal pap smear. The lenses help the doctor select where to take biopsy samples. The samples are then reviewed to determine the cause of the abnormal smear.

Cryotherapy (freezing) is the procedure to correct the problem.

The procedure you are scheduled to have is called a cryosurgery and will not harm your ability to bear children. Without this procedure, whatever condition you have will progress, and then, that will most likely prevent you from having any children.

There usually is no anesthesia so ask your doctor for a relaxant, i.e., xanax or valium, if you can take those kinds of substances. It is a quick procedure and life-saving. Listen to the doctor's instructions and follow them completely for a complete recovery. With recovery, look forward to a healthy life with children in the future!

P.S. Read your other post. This procedure USUALLY resolves cervical dysplagia--which is pre-cancerous cells--the beginning but because it was detected and will be corrected, you should be fine. This is why women need to have pap smears regularly and this is why pap smears are saving the lives of women.

After the procedure, you'll be asked to lay on the table until your body and mind adjust to the frozen area. Your body will feel confused because the temperature is normal but for your cervix which is frozen. If you can have a driver available.

You will have to refrain from sexual intercourse until your doctor says it is okay to resume. Be sure to follow this step otherwise the procedure will not work.

The cervix needs to thaw so you'll be informed to wear a pad to catch the "water." (It is like melting an ice cube).

Every 3 months you'll be seen and given a pap smear until doc says every 6 months, until you're back on schedule for a yearly pap smear. When you're back on schedule for once a year, congratulate yourself! You're clear!

Good luck to you!

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