A 47-year-old member asked:
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is a leep procedure painful?

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Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Lin answered
13 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Depends on several: parameters - is this being done in office or surgery center/OR with anesthesia, is there local anesthesia (paracervical block or otherwise), will the patient be premedicated (with something like ibuprofen/Motrin/advil or Aleve/naprosyn/naproxen), the patient's pain threshold. In general, it may be crampy during and after the procedure but should not be overly so
Answered on Oct 1, 2018

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