Can someone have Thermiva treatments after a recent colposcopy?
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There is no evidence to suggest that ThermiVa treatments will cause/exacerbate the conditions you mentioned. You should however wait until you are completely healed from your procedure before proceeding with a ThermiVa treatment.
Radiofrequency energy includes radio waves and microwaves, is at the low-energy end of the electromagenetic spectrum. It is a type of non-ionizing radiation, like visible light and infrared. (Don't you wish you would've paid more attention in Physics?!) Your cell phone uses radiofrequency to send and receive signals. There have been questions raised whether cell phone signals increase the risk of cancer and research continues.
ThermiVa uses radiofrequecy waves to achieve its benefit. The procedure is of short duration usually 30 minuets. The absolute answer to your question cannot be absolutely known today. Physicians in Medicine balance the risk vs reward for our patients every day- this one seems easy to me. No procedure has no risk but The risk of ThermiVa seems equivalent to a 30 minuet cell phone call. You decide. For my wife who has had ThermiVa it was not a concern.
Can thermiva result in growth of precancer or cancerous cells on my cervix?
Please be aware that medical science is full of uncertainties. Fancy diplomas and white coats aside, as doctors we don't understand simple every day things such as why how do we sleep at night - much less complicated things that whether a cell in the body will grow into a cancer and whether this will be exacerbated by Radiofrequency treatment.
Bottom line - I am ok recommending Thermiva if it is indicated for you. Thermiva helps healthy tissue grow and based upon current understanding should not result in cancerous growth.
Make sure you follow up for the abnormal pap smear history with skilled clinician.
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ThermiVa does not cause precancerous cells
over the past 75 years and no clinical evidence exists that cancer or pre-cancer is spread or caused by it.
Please consult with your OB/GYN to ensure that the biopsied area has healed prior to your ThermiVa treatment to avoid any potential irritation. Congratulations on your results, and best wishes.
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