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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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Had a leep procedure done and just had sex after 3 weeks and now am bleeding is it ok?

Had a leep procedure done and just had sex after 3 weeks and now am bleeding is it ok?

Maybe: First of all I always told my females after leep or conization not to have intercourse for 6 weeks. Post-operatively that area of your cervix needs to heal. Sort of like having a scab on your knee from falling. As it is healing you hit it again and it bleeds easier than normal skin would. Same thing with your cervix. Also could this be your period? ...Read more

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I had leep procedure 8 months ago. I've always noticed mild bleeding on&off from having sex and recently its been heavier during intercourse?

I had leep procedure 8 months ago. I've always noticed mild bleeding on&off from having sex and recently its been heavier during intercourse?

Need exam: Bleeding during and after sex is usually caused by the penis bumping up against the cervix. But it can also be blood coming from the uterus after the uterus contracts with orgasm. Either way, it needs to be checked for treatable cause. ...Read more

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I had a LEEP procedure 11 days ago & started bleeding about 5 days ago. Its more than a period. Walking around I can feel myself bleeding. Normal?

I had a LEEP procedure 11 days ago & started bleeding about 5 days ago. Its more than a period. Walking around I can feel myself bleeding. Normal?

No.: The bleeding after a LEEP is usually pretty light - lighter than a period. Probably best to go back to the doctor who performed the procedure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had a leep procedure done 3 weeks ago and now im bleeding and cramping is this normal?

Had a leep procedure done 3 weeks ago and now im bleeding and cramping is this normal?

Cycle?: Could you be having your regular cycle? If not, I would most certainly be seen as your bleeding from the procedure should have been gone long ago. ...Read more

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4 weesks ago, I had a leep (loop) procedure, still bleeding no heavy, no big blood clots, nothing like that is this normal?

Did u call your gyn: U shoudl be calling your gyn cause your gyn knows how the proceddure went and what u have, your gyn needs to check your cervix to make sure it is healing properly as u may granulation tissue or an infection, so please call teh doc who did yoru procedure. ...Read more

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I know that I can't have penetrative sex for 4-6 weeks after lletz/leep procedure, but what about clitoral orgasm? Have had no bleeding or pain

I know that I can't have penetrative sex for 4-6 weeks after lletz/leep procedure, but what about clitoral orgasm? Have had no bleeding or pain

I'd abstain: The reason I wouldn't attempt a clitoral orgasm is that is can cause contractions of your uterus and vagina which is close to where they performed the surgery. This could cause bleeding and disruption of any sutures, or scar tissue that could be present. I would also ask your Gynecologist who performed this surgery. Good luck ...Read more

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Today 7/10. I had a leep procedure done may 12. Normal everything except bleeding during sex. Now its like a murder scene. Ultrasound in 3 wks. Why?

Today 7/10. I had a leep procedure done may 12. Normal everything except bleeding during sex. Now its like a murder scene. Ultrasound in 3 wks. Why?

Bleeding Like Murder: Bleeding liks a murder scene is a life threatening emergency and means you are wasting your time on the internet and should be in the ER immediately. Please call 911 or get someone to drive you to the hospital urgently. ...Read more

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Is bright red bleeding and cramping common after a leep procedure done a week ago?

Is bright red bleeding and cramping common after a leep procedure done a week ago?

Yes: The cervix has to have a chance to heal and some bleeding and cramping are normal. Under no circumstances should you have anything in your vagina (including tampons) until your physicians says it's ok. If you have heavy bright red bleeding flowing like that of a period, that would be too heavy after a leep. ...Read more

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Had a leep procedure done last week. Should I be worried that I am bleeding very heavily and having big blood clots?

Had a leep procedure done last week. Should I be worried that I am bleeding very heavily and having big blood clots?

Please see doc: Delayed hemorrhage may occur one to two weeks after leep and is related to dissolving sutures or erosion of a blood vessel during the healing process. Bleeding often resolves with conservative measures in the office setting, such as application of silver nitrate or ferric subsulfate, suturing, or packing. ...Read more

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I had LEEP procedure done 3 weeks ago, still bleeding and starting to get a lot of skin irritation from wearing a pad for 3 weeks... contact my dr?

I had LEEP procedure done 3 weeks ago, still bleeding and starting to get a lot of skin irritation from wearing a pad for 3 weeks... contact my dr?

Yes: Bleeding after LEEP procedure may signify that healing is not occurring. Most women have no bleeding after LEEP. A visual exam should tell your doctor if there is a problem. ...Read more

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I had a LEEP procedure done two weeks ago. I'm still bleeding. Is this normal? When can I douche or take a bath? I feel gross and its foul smelling.

I had a LEEP procedure done two weeks ago. I'm still bleeding. Is this normal? When can I douche or take a bath? I feel gross and its foul smelling.

Contact your GYN: While some discharge may be present for up to 4 weeks after a LEEP procedure, we really expect bleeding to stop by the 2 week mark. Most would allow bathing after two weeks (showering before), but no douching. I believe your doctor would want to know you are still bleeding. Please contact her. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What do I need to do? I had a leep procedure done in september and in october my period was 2 weeks late and was very weird (heavy heavy bleeding for a day and a half then spotting) I was concerned so I took a pregnancy test (i always use condoms) it came

What do I need to do? I had a leep procedure done in september and in october my period was 2 weeks late and was very weird (heavy heavy bleeding for a day and a half then spotting) I was concerned so I took a pregnancy test (i always use condoms) it came

The: The fact that you are having discharge and uterine pain definitely means you need an evaluation. You may be dealing with an infectious process. Visit your gynecologist or primary care provider. You will need a pelvic exam and testing to rule out an infectious or post-leep complication.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is normal amount of bleeding after leep. When can you travel.

What is normal amount of bleeding after leep. When can you travel.

None: Only brownish discharge the first week the just minimal spotting for about 3 weeks. If you are bleeding you should seek evaluation. ...Read more

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I had just got my leep done a week ago tomorrow. I have had no bleeding till now it's very light should I be worried?

I had just got my leep done a week ago tomorrow. I have had no bleeding till now it's very light should I be worried?

Probably no worries: A little bleeding after LEEP isn't rare and probably nothing to worry about. But to be safe, check with the doctor's office where the procedure was done. ...Read more

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Had an leep surgery done a week ago and now I am bleeding again and in pain I've been having a lot of discharge fills up a pad should I go to the e.R?

Call surgeon: Usually the person who operated on you would want to be sure you're ok. Call them. Ideally they could see you at their office. If there's no way to reach them, go to er as a last resort. ...Read more

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What do you do when you have excessive bleeding after a leep?

LEEP: I recommend that you get back to see the physician who performed the procedure. You should have their contact information. In the meantime, avoid anything strenuous. If you cann contact the doctor then go to the emergency room if you are filling a pad in less than an hour. ...Read more

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Period starting 5 days after leep. Is that normal and how much bleeding is too much and a cause for concern?

Period starting 5 days after leep. Is that normal and how much bleeding is too much and a cause for concern?

Not uncommon: Surgery can sometimes bring on your period.
Notify your doctor or ER if bleeding is greater than a maxi pad an hour for 2 hours....or if you have bleeding associated with lightheadedness, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain... ...Read more

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I just had a leep done Monday, the pain isn't going away and while I didn't have any bleeding after, I now have discharge and it's smells awful?

I just had a leep done Monday, the pain isn't going away and while I didn't have any bleeding after, I now have discharge and it's smells awful?

Discharge is normal: The discharge is normal. It smells bad due to break down of tissue in the healing process. The pain should be getting better. If it is not then you need to call the doctor that performed the LEEP and let them know. They may need to see you and do an exam. ...Read more

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I had a LEEP for CIN I-II three days ago. I've had only slight cramping and no bleeding. Is this normal? I thought I was supposed to bleed a lot.

I had a LEEP for CIN I-II three days ago. I've had only slight cramping and no bleeding. Is this normal? I thought I was supposed to bleed a lot.

Great outcome normal: A LEEP is a surgical procedure that removes part of the cervix that is abnormal. For Cin1 and Cin2 there was probably no need for a top hat or extra procedure to remove deeper tissue in the canal. You have had a good outcome and it is normal to have minimal pain or bleeding. Follow your physician's advice on after care to prevent any late bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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