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I got abnormal pap test immediately following leep procedure. Did the procedure cause the problem?

I got abnormal pap test immediately following leep procedure. Did the procedure cause the problem?

No: No, but the dysplasia may not have totally resolved after the leep. It is very important that you follow up as recommended by your physician to determine if additional excisional procedures are needed to prevent the dysplasia from progressing to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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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 recieving cryotherapy or a Leep procedure due to an abnormal pap cause infertility?

Can recieving cryotherapy or a Leep procedure due to an abnormal pap cause infertility?

Orherway: The point of the procedures is to try to protect you from other potential issues. So you can preserve fertility ...Read more

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I had a leep one month ago for CIN 3. I went to a new dr 15 days after leep and she took a pap-it was asc-h. Can inflammation from leep be the cause?

Possible: You are very likely correct, 15 days after a leep is far too early for a follow-up pap smear. There would be extensive inflammation that would compromise interpreting the pap and the result would be uninformative. 3 to 6 months after a leep is the recommended interval to re-screen with a pap. ...Read more

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Pap smear went from normal to large hgsil cin3 lesion in 1 year. It causes painful heavy periods. Leep or hyst? I have no desire for more children.

Pap smear went from normal to large hgsil cin3 lesion in 1 year. It causes painful heavy periods. Leep or hyst?  I have no desire for more children.

Follow advice of Gyn: Your gynecologist is the one who can guide you best. I doubt if the cervix lesions have anything to do with heavy periods. So handle these as 2 separate issues for the sake of treatment. I would say hysterectomy is not indicated for treating the cin3(it can be manged with leep). Heavy menses/periods can be often manged with hormonal therapy with help from your gyncologist....Hystrecto last resort. ...Read more

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What are some more extensive evaluations and followup procedures to expect after multiple abnormal paps, cone biopsies and a leep procedure. ?

What are some more extensive evaluations and followup procedures to expect after multiple abnormal paps, cone biopsies and a leep procedure. ?

You named them: The procedures used to evaluate for pre-cancer cells of cervix are: paps, hpv dna probe, cervical biopsy, leep and cold knife conization of cervix. Typically a doctor will remove affected tissue of a cin 3 biopsy until the margins are clear of abnormal cells. At 29, docs should be conservative and try to remove as little tissue as possible, so not to ^ ur risk cervical incompet and preterm birth. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Pap Smear (Definition)

A pap smear (cervical smear) is a text looking at the cells from the canal and outside of the cervix to see if any abnormalities (especially ...Read more