I recently had to have cryotherapy after several abnormal pap smears and one cervical biopsy. I was told that the potential side effects included watery discharge and spotting. I got a heavy discharge for about a week and figured that was the end of that. A few days after the discharge stopped, I began spotting. The spotting lasted about 8 days. I thought it had stopped on Sunday and was surprised to see blood like the kind I had been spotting after having PIV sex that night. A few days later, we had sex again and the same type of blood was coming out of my vagina after we were done.

I’m concerned that something is wrong, as the bleeding went past the two week window I was told these side effects would occur in and I find it odd that it took so long for the spotting to start (admittedly I haven’t done thorough research on this procedure, though) and I’ve never seen that kind of bloody fluid after having sex. It’s been 3 weeks since I had the cryotherapy procedure and I’ve ruled out my BC being the cause of the spotting. Since the spotting initially stopped, I’ve only seen blood when I’ve had sex.

Did I just have an abnormally long recovery or is this something I should be concerned about?

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2 Responses to Concern over cryotherapy side effects

  1. Ytune says:

    Honestly I had cryotherapy done a couple of years ago, and I still notice every once in awhile I will have like dried blood in my normal discharge. I also notice that before my period starts I get some dried blood and then a period starts. I asked my OBGYN and she said that it is usually just leftover blood that hadn’t come completely out from the time before. She didn’t seem concerned about it at all.

    That being said, I suggest you call your doctor’s office and get some confirmation that it is either normal or abnormal. I lost my insurance and just recently got back on insurance, so I plan to go back and discuss in more detail about this with a different doctor to make sure I get the same answer from both.

  2. MhtGirl says:

    Thanks, this was helpful 🙂

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