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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

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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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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How long should you wait to conceive after a leep procedure?

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

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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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Why would dr say to wait a year instead of doing LEEP procedure for HPV?

Why would dr say to wait a year instead of doing LEEP procedure for HPV?

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

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What happens if a LEEP procedure does not work when you have type 16 HPV?

What happens if a LEEP procedure does not work when you have type 16 HPV?

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

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Can you get a leep procedure while pregnant or is it safer to wait until after?

Can you get a leep procedure while pregnant or is it safer to wait until after?

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

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Is this normal? I have a brown discharge 2 days after getting a leep procedure?

Is this normal? I have a brown discharge 2 days after getting a leep procedure?

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

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I very been prescribed Vitamin B12 shots for neck disk is this common procedure?

I very been prescribed Vitamin B12 shots for neck disk is this common procedure?

B12: No. If you have a normal diet, are not alcoholic, malnourished or have severe chronic disease, it is VERY unlikely you have low B12 levels. This 'shot' is often a GP office money maker. You can always get a B12 blood level drawn, but I probably wouldn't. It also has nothing to do with "neck disk" problems. ...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's the difference between a leep procedure and a D&C? Can you get pregnant after?

What's the difference between a leep procedure and a D&C? Can you get pregnant after?

Pregnancy possible: A LEEP is a procedure where part of the cervix is removed when there are abnormal cells on the cervix that have the potential to develop into cancer. A d and c is a surgery where the cervix is dilated a small amount and instruments are used to remove an early miscarriage or if not pregnant, scrape the walls of the uterus. Yes you can get pregnant are each of these procedures. ...Read more

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Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

Should my girlfriend have a hysterectomy or leep loop electrosurgical excision procedure?

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

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I had a leep procedure done Tuesday is it safe for me to sit in the tub instead of taking a shower?

I had a leep procedure done Tuesday is it safe for me to sit in the tub instead of taking a shower?

In general: It is recommended that you do not swim or soak in a hot tub or bathtub for two to four weeks following your surgery. This is to prevent anything from entering the vagina, which may cause infection. If you are really worried touch base with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can i have one beer the day before my leep procedure I'm having bad anxiety and need to relax they are putting me under?

Can i have one beer the day before my leep procedure I'm having bad anxiety and need to relax they are putting me under?

Beer: LEEP ?: If beer consumption is helpful in preparing for a LEEP procedure, without other health risks, it should not affect the procedure. ...Read more

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Will the injection to get numb for the leep be painful? I have an understanding of the procedure but I'm scared of pain.

Will the injection to get numb for the leep be painful? I have an understanding of the procedure but I'm scared of pain.

Doesn't hurt: With a leep the cervix will be numbed with local anesthetic. You may feel some heat but nothing should hurt. The local anesthetic injections may be a little uncomfortable. ...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.?

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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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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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

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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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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

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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 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 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

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How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

How long do results from biopsy take after leep procedure is done?

Within a few days: Depending on the lab the results are usually back within a few days. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wait to have the leep procedure after an abortion?

How much time do you have to wait to have the leep procedure after an abortion?

Not long: But up to your doctor. I would be comfortable performing it in most cases 1-2w after ...Read more

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What is the appropriate time to wait after a leep procedure to use tampons again?

What is the appropriate time to wait after a leep procedure to use tampons again?

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