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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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Surgical site pain 12 days post leep, ranging from dull to severe. Abdominal ache and tenderness, intermittent strong flank pain and headache ?

Surgical site pain 12 days post leep, ranging from dull to severe. Abdominal ache and tenderness, intermittent strong flank pain and headache ?

ER/Urgent Care: These symptoms are severe for 12 days post LEEP. Please go be evaluated by urgent care or ER if you can not reach whoever performed the procedure. Good Luck ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from leep?

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 more

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I'm scared about leep procedureadvice?

I'm scared about leep procedureadvice?

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

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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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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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What to expect for first time being intimate after leep?

What to expect for first time being intimate after leep?

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

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Also should I take someone with me to drive me how after a leep?

Also should I take someone with me to drive me how after a leep?

LEEP and Driving: Only if a narcotic is used. I will often use a mild tranquilizer, in the family if valium, for the procedure to help a patient be more comfortable. In that case, someone to drive the patient home would be needed. ...Read more

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