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Can the discharge from Her Option Cryoablation cause vaginal irritation?

By November 29, 2009 - 5:25pm
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I'm a 34 year old mother of 3 children. I just had Her Option Cryoablation done 5 days ago. One of the side effects of this procedure is the 'watery discharge'. Can this discharge cause vaginal irritation? With frequent changing of the pads, I can't get this irritation to subside. This wasn't mentioned by my doctor as a side effect, but wanted to know if other women who have had this procedure have experienced the same? AND....Is this 'normal'???

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You can definitely be experiencing vaginal irritation from either the extra moisture from the watery discharge, the procedure, from the pads, or all the above.

A "Summary of safety and effectiveness data from the Her Option Uterine Cryoblation Therapy System (2001)" states:
"Adverse Events at 2 week Post-Procedure" included 3% (5 of the 186 study participants) who experienced a UTI (urinary tract infection) and 1% (2 of the 186 women) who experienced vaginal infection.

Interestingly, the adverse events at 3, 6, adn 12 months post-procedure increased for vaginal infection to 4% (7 of the 186).

The vaginal infections experienced by women in this study were "managed with oral antibiotics."

It would be advised to call your doctor, and let him/her know that you are experiencing vaginal irritation, that you are concerned could be a vaginal infection, and ask what s/he recommends. I can also provide you with more information between the difference of irritation vs. infection, but would need to know more specifically what types of symptoms you are experiencing.

Hope to hear back from you soon!

November 29, 2009 - 6:04pm
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