Vaginal cryotherapy is a medical procedure in which cold temperatures are used to treat certain conditions of the vagina or vulva, such as genital warts, precancerous lesions, or other abnormalities. During the procedure, the Physician applies a substance such as liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide to the affected tissue, causing it to freeze and then thaw, which can destroy abnormal cells or tissue.
The procedure typically takes only a few minutes. The patient may experience some discomfort or a cold sensation during the procedure, but BioConnect offers pain management for patients to be at their most comfortable. After the procedure, the patient may experience some vaginal discharge, spotting, or mild discomfort, but these side effects typically resolve within a few days.
Vaginal cryotherapy may be recommended as a treatment option for certain conditions of the vagina or vulva, but it’s important to note that the procedure is not appropriate for all conditions your doctor will discuss with you the best course of action for a particular condition.