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Hi, I finished my period 5 days ago and have a watery brown thick discharge, what could this be? I'm 5 months post LEEP for CIN 3 cells. Thankyou
?: Possibly normal. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more
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
Heavy watery bleeding abdominal and back pain started 2wks post leep. At 1wk f/u dr couldn't find IUD string. Is the bleeding normal?
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About 4 mnths post leep -Spotting after sex and walking (3 hrs shopping). Bloodwork and pelvic ultrasound ok & cervix healed. Scared why I'm spotting?
Surgical site pain 12 days post leep, ranging from dull to severe. Abdominal ache and tenderness, intermittent strong flank pain and headache ?
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
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
Knowledge is Power: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Post-LEEP sex: Make sure the doctor performing the LEEP has given you the ok. Usually we see patients for a 4 week post-op check to be sure the LEEP site is completely healed. Sometimes it needs one more week. If too soon, you may have some bleeding. Otherwise, there shouldn't be much you notice. ...Read more
I have had 3 or 4 leep procedures done already and now it's back again. What are my best options?
A couple years ago i had the leep procedure performed. I am having weird symptoms now that are related, what should I do?
See below: If you feel these are related to your procedure, call your surgeon and inform him/her of your concerns. ...Read more
Yes : Leep can be done more than once. Usually if more times are needed for high-grade lesions, strong consideration is given for a cone biopsy in the or to ensure good margins free of disease. For recurrent severe dysplasia (carcinoma-in-situ), hysterectomy is sometimes offered if childbearing is completed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer