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Can one get pregnant and have a successful pregnancy after having the leep procedure? Are there any or more complications?

Can one get pregnant and have a successful pregnancy after having the leep procedure? Are there any or more complications?

Yes!: Yes, you can still get pregnant after a LEEP procedure! Most women have no problems in pregnancy related to the LEEP. If you have a history of pre-term delivery, a LEEP can increase your risk. For most women this isn't a problem. Best wishes! ...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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Does the leep procedure cause pregnancy complications later on?

Does the leep procedure cause pregnancy complications later on?

Sorry...yes..: The very fact that you are needing Leep procedure.......indicate abnormal sex organ environment......so you will have trouble....if you do not have yet. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Need docs with expeirence on cervical leep procedure? What's it like?

Need docs with expeirence on cervical leep procedure? What's it like?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

What can you expect during and after a leep procedure?

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. ...Read more

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I had a leep procedure done and my margins came back positive. What does this mean? Will I be ok? I’m very worried about this

Repeat pap: Repeat pap in 6 weeks
if negative wait and repeat pap every 3 months
if positive go for cnne biopsy ...Read more

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Hi - I had a LEEP procedure done on Dec6th and it all went fine - I got my usual cycle on Dec20th for around 4 days and then on Dec31st it appeared th?

Hi - I had a LEEP procedure done on Dec6th and it all went fine - I got my usual cycle on Dec20th for around 4 days and then on Dec31st it appeared th?

Vaginal bleeding: LEEP procedures involve tissue removal in the cervix for abnormal cells found with PAP testing. The external cervix while healing is easily irritated and the area of tissue removal can bleed especially if sexual relations have resumed. See your gyn provider who did the LEEP for an exam if this persists. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of miscarriages?

Can having a leep or cryotherapy procedure increase your chances of miscarriages?

Possibly: Miscarriage may be increased if the leep resulted in a shortened incompetent cervix. Cryotherapy won't increase miscarriage but can make conception more difficult if it affected cervical mucus production. ...Read more

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What would happen if you have sex right right after a leep procedure?

What would happen if you have sex right right after a leep procedure?

Bleeding & Pain: After a leep, cautery controls the bleeding which can be altered by intercourse. The local anesthetic will have worn off so pain & bleeding may occur. ...Read more

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Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Why am I having such painful periods months after leep procedure?

Not related: The leep procedure is done on the outside of the cervix. This would not impact periods. Discuss treatment options for painful periods with your obgyn. The medical term is dysmenorrhea. ...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. ...Read more