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Preparing for Your Visit
- You should have a normal physical and pap smear within the last 2 years.
- Tell your doctor if you develop frequent urinary tract infections. You may be asked to complete a urinalysis prior to the procedure.
- Let your physician know if you are prone to herpes outbreaks. A prescription may be needed in advance.
- Tell your your physician about any vaginal surgery or if you have been told you have any vaginal prolapse.
- Women of childbearing age may be required to have a negative pregnancy test.
- Increase fluids by drinking an extra four to six glasses of water one day prior to treatment.
- Attempt to empty your bladder right before treatment.
- Clip short the external treatment area or shave the external treatment area at least one day prior to the procedure. Wax or laser hair removal should be completed 5 to 7 days prior to your appointment to avoid irritation.
- If you're menstruating, it will not negatively affect your procedure. However, you may feel more comfortable rescheduling if you're in the middle of a heavy cycle.
You may not be able to have ThermiVa if you are:
- Using cardiac devices such as AICD’s (auxiliary internal cardiac devices), debrillators, mechanical valves, pacemakers, or any device that is affected by RF energy
- Diagnosed with an active sexually transmitted disease
- Currently experiencing a urinary tract infection
- Diagnosed with greater than a stage 2 pelvic organ prolapse
- Recovering from a recent vaginal surgery
Initially, three treatments are recommended four to six weeks apart, followed by one maintenance treatment annually.