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Can you masturbate after a leep procedure?

Can you masturbate after a leep procedure?

Okay if: Masturbation should be okay as long as you don't put fingers or sex toys in your vagina. Bleeding and cramping is normal after LEEP. You should avoid using tampons, having sex, lifting heavy objects for four weeks.

Dr. John cuong Doan
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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (Definition)

This is a procedure done to remove a part of the cervix that is abnormal. Pts have leeps once they have had an abnormal pap smear and further evaluation warranted a leep to remove tissue off the cervix. This is both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Its cuts the bad part out and it helps heal whatever other tissue is affected by ...Read more


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Can getting a leep procedure affect fertility?

Can getting a leep procedure affect fertility?

Rarely: It has the potential to affect the mucous producing glands in the cervix, but it's uncommon. Also discuss the possibility of an increased risk for premature delivery following a leep.

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How do they do the leep procedure in the office?

How do they do the leep procedure in the office?

Easily: Loop electrical excision procedure (leep) is easily done in the office with a local block (i use 1% Lidocaine with epinephrine) and most patients note less pain than their colposcopies. I do have colleagues who do them in the or but it really does not require general anesthesia or sedation. I've done them over 17 years in the office without problems and they take approximately 10 minutes to do.

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Can you masturbate after having a leep procedure?

Can you masturbate after having a leep procedure?

Please ask your doc: Who did the leep he or she may or may not say that is ok.

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What is considered normal bleeding after a leep procedure?

What is considered normal bleeding after a leep procedure?

Less than a period: Mild spotting or bleeding like a light period might be normal. Bleeding with clots or as much or more than a period would not likely be normal, and you should check with your doctor.

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Will a leep procedure stop you from having abnormal papsmears?

Will a leep procedure stop you from having abnormal papsmears?

LEEP: The purpose is to remove abnormal cells. There is no guarantee that all of the abnormal cells are removed or that they will not recurr. The purpose is to remove the abnormal tissue and then monitor you. Hopefully you will return to have normal pap smears.

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Can getting a leep procedure stop you from having abnormal paps?

Can getting a leep procedure stop you from having abnormal paps?

Usually.: If you continue with the same life style (# of sexual partners, infections in the vagina) you could get the same problem. Follow up exams and pap smears are a must!

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How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days.

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How much time do you have to wait to have the leep procedure after an abortion?

How much time do you have to wait to have the leep procedure after an abortion?

Not long: But up to your doctor. I would be comfortable performing it in most cases 1-2w after

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What is the appropriate time to wait after a leep procedure to use tampons again?

What is the appropriate time to wait after a leep procedure to use tampons again?

LEEP and tampons: After about a week would be fine. We often will say pelvis rest for six weeks, but in this case, a week should suffice.

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

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

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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I had a LEEP procedure a week ago and just started bleeding. Is this normal and how long will it possibly last?

I had a LEEP procedure a week ago and just started bleeding. Is this normal and how long will it possibly last?

A "LEEP" of faith..: .. says the bleeding is probably related to the procedure. After all, it is designed to remove tissue from the cervix - sometimes the lacerated part will scab over and then break loose after a time - could be a week - especially if progesterone is enhancing the cervical bogginess/ thickness.

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Is a leep procedure painful?

Is a leep procedure painful?

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

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What is the purpose of a leep procedure?

What is the purpose of a leep procedure?

Leep procedure: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure is often used for surgical excision of cervical (vaginal) lesions. You can expect some cramping for hours after the procedure and some brownish discharge. Spotting may occur for several weeks. Intercourse should be avoided for at least 3 weeks.

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What to do if I have the leep procedure?

What to do if I have the leep procedure?

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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How will I feel after the leep procedure?

How will I feel after the leep procedure?

Easy to recover from: A leep procedure is typically done in an office setting under local anesthesia. Placed properly, the local anesthetic makes this a completely painless procedure. There is not usually any pain even after the "numbing" medicine has worn off. None of the patients I've treated in 22 years of practice have ever required prescription strength pain medicine. Ibuprofen or Naproxen is all that's needed.

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What test results indicate you need a leep procedure?

What test results indicate you need a leep procedure?

Abnormal cervical bx: LEEP procedure takes a chunk out of the cervix to 1) diagnostically tell us we have no more dysplastic (precancerous) tissue left and be sure there is no definitive cancer beyond the color biopsy site and 2) to treat the dysplasia