A 37-year-old member asked:
What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Gynecologic Oncology 14 years experience
Discomfort, bleeding: Discomfort level varies depending on medications you take/are given during the procedure. After the procedure, unless your doctor advises against it, Motrin/Advil/ibuprofen/Aleve/Naprosyn/naproxen will be helpful.
Bleeding amount varies but call your doctor or go to ER if soaking > 2 pads/hr or you have signs of severe anemia. It usually goes away within a week but may return 2-3weeks later.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
What to do if I have the leep procedure?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
You'll be fine:): Talk to your doctor- it is a very quick procedure usually done in the office. Your doctor will use a speculum to locate the cervix, numb it with anesthsia (may cause little pinching) and remove the face of the cervix with a special instrument. You may have some mild cramping, but procedure is quick and tolerated well.
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Last updated Jun 11, 2017
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