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How Long Is The Recovery From Leep
No down time: There is no real recovery time needed for a leep. If done in the office under local, you may resume all normal activities except you need to be at pelvic rest for up to 2 weeks. (no vaginal sex, no tampons). If done in the or with a general anesthetic, you need to wait until the anesthetic has worn off, usually 24-48 hours. Call your doc if you have heavy bleeding that's not your menstrual cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
2 - 4 weeks: Let your cervix heal & try not to disrupt the healing cervix with anything on the vagina, including tampons. I instruct patients to wait until 2 weeks with no bleeding or discharge. Please check with your doc for his/her recommendations. Take good care of yourself & be sure to keep your follow-up visits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days. ...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
What does "leep" mean? Will it remove HPV for good? How long will it take for me to be "HPV free"? I was told that it takes approx. 3yrs for it to go?
HPV: LEEP stands for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. This is a surgery to remove precancerous cells of the cervix caused by the HPV virus. It does not remove the HPV itself. Most HPV will be cured by your own immune system. Sometimes it does not and progresses to the abnormal cells that require a LEEP procedure ...Read more
Had a LEEP Procedure done 9 days ago. Had no bleeding the 1st 3 days, then light spotting for the past 6 days. How long is it normal to have spotting?
Varies: might have spotting for up to 2-3 weeks ...Read more
Had a LEEP procedure done a week and a half ago and just got my period. It's a lot heavier and lasting longer. Is this normal?
It's ok: I'm not sure if this period was early or at the expected time. Either way I think you could consider this normal. The cervical lesion created by leep is healing at 10 days. The accompanying hormone changes and blood associated with menses could easily lead to a heavier and longer period. Bleeding is expected for 4+ weeks after LEEP. However, if the amount of bleeding concerns you, call you Doc ...Read more
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