A 37-year-old member asked:
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should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure ?

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
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.
Answered on Oct 26, 2012

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