Previous terms used to describe this condition include exudative or membranous vaginitis, and hydrorrhea
All women were followed up and given preweighed sanitary pads for hydrorrhea (watery discharge) collection and a diary to record the severity and number or days of odor, pain, cramping, and hydrorrhea that were experienced.
RESULTS The average total amount of hydrorrhea or discharge was 288 g, which required using an average of 41 sanitary pads during a period of 12.
KEYWORDS Cryosurgery; cervical intraepithelial neoplasia; history; hydrorrhea [nonMESH]; debridement; obesity.
METHODS We developed a survey from focus group results to measure the unpleasantness of hydrorrhea (watery discharge) from cryosurgery, the pad protection required, and the odor associated with the hydrorrhea.
3% of the women because of the pain and cramping of the procedure and the resulting hydrorrhea, odor, and necessity of wearing pads for protection.
As many as 50% of women undergoing cryosurgery will perceive the hydrorrhea, its odor, and the wearing of pads to be worse than normal menses, especially if their menses are usually light.
Hydrorrhea is an expected finding after cryotherapy.
Patients should be informed of the expected duration of the hydrorrhea and the postoperative analgesia that may be required.
The most important clinical observations from these 2 studies are the side effects of pain and cramping and protracted hydrorrhea.
Except for hydrorrhea, which was expected, she had no immediate complications from the cryosurgery.
Documented complications from this procedure include pain, cramping, hydrorrhea,[19,20] a malodorous discharge, acute bilateral salpingitis, local infection with mild endometritis and parametritis, heavy vaginal bleeding and pyometra, mucometra, and vasomotor syncope.