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Aftercare For Leep Procedure
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
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
After MD checkup: Check with the md before resuming exercise post leep procedure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days. ...Read more
Not long: But up to your doctor. I would be comfortable performing it in most cases 1-2w after ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
A couple years ago I had the leep procedure done. Now, I'm having some weird symptoms, what should I do?
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. ...Read more
What to do if I had a leep procedure done on friday, today is tomorrow like I did prior to getting this procedure?
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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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
A couple years ago I had the leep procedure performed. I am having weird symptoms now that are related, what should I do?
See below: If you feel these are related to your procedure, call your surgeon and inform him/her of your concerns. ...Read more
6 weeks: A LEEP will have completely healed off after about 6 weeks. After that time period it would be safe to connive. ...Read more
Its ok: LEEPs are tolerated very well in the office. Your doctor will use a speculum just as they did with the pap smear. They will clean and numb the cervix with anesthetic which will cause a little pinching. You may have some cramping during the procedure. It is a relatively short procedure, lasting about 5 minutes. ...Read more
LSIL?: This suggests your pap smear showed mild dysplasia, also called LSIL (low grade squamous intra-epithelial lesion) -- or, if you have had a biopsy, CIN I (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, grade I). LSIL/CIN 1 rarely progresses to more serious disease and clears up on its own, usually within a year. It usually doesn't need LEEP or other treatment. Discuss with your doctor to clarify. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Though HPV subtypes 16 & 18 are highly associated with cervical cancer, all what you can do is following the recommended PAP smear and vaginal inspection more diligently and vigilantly than the average females so additional step may be timely executed. More? Ask your gyn-doc. Of course, regardless of what, who, when, and how you're, always practice healthy lifestyle without obsession. ...Read more
Wait unless cancer: Unless your OB has a high suspicion for cancer, I would avoid LEEP until after you deliver. Cancer in a 23yo is extremely rare. Most likely, you have severe dysplasia. This is very slow growing and waiting will not change prognosis. A LEEP during pregnancy could cause preterm labor, hemorrhage, or other complications. ...Read more
If you just had a: Leep your doctor should have told you everything to expect post op like a brown discharge, heavy bleeding or bleeding that gets worse is not normal and since u are in the immediate post procedure period if u have any concernsor questions you should contact your doc 24/7. ...Read more
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, don't 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. ...Read more