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A 37-year-old member asked:

Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: The answer to this question really depends on her diagnosis. I assume she has some sort of problem with her pap smear. Usually cervical issues, those conditions found in a pap test, dont require hysterectomy. The leep can be both diagnostic and treat most conditions involving her cervix, but she should consult her doctor as to why either procedure should be done.
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Depends: Many abnormal pap smear results can be treated with the leep procedure with very little risk of complication. The hysterectomy is a much more invasive procedure and is usually done only when necessary. The best person for you both to discuss this with is your partner's doctor.

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Should I be worried about getting a leep (loop electrosurgical excision procedure)?

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Dr. Jeff Lin
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Depends...: No with respect to the main side effect of LEEP or other cervical conization procedures, which is spontaneous miscarriage or preterm labor, assuming you are not looking to be pregnant in near future. Yes with respect to the fact that if you are having cervical dysplastic changes at age 50, the chances of it recurring in future may be higher than someone in their 30s

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