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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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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 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

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First time having intercourse after leep. Had a foul odor don't know if its a infection or because he did his buisness inside of me. ?

First time having intercourse after leep. Had a foul odor don't know if its a infection or because he did his buisness inside of me. ?

Bacterial vaginosis?: The most common cause of foul vaginal odor is bacterial vaginosis, an overgrowth of mostly normal bacteria. BV often occurs with odor only and little or no disharge, and odor often is most noticible after sex. It is possible colposcopy and LEEP could trigger BV, or maybe just a coincidence. Tis should be easy to diagnose and treat; see the doctor who did the procedure. ...Read more

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I had leep surgery nearly 4 weeks ago for cin2, should I still be having a little yellow-brown discharge? , and never at night time. Only during day

I had  leep surgery nearly 4 weeks ago for cin2, should I still be having a little yellow-brown discharge? , and never at night time. Only during day

For 4 years??: No that is not normal even if only at night if going on for 4 years. Some discharge in a woman daily is normal and the color and consistency changes with the hormones. Constant yellow brown is not normal. ...Read more

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I want to know if HPV 16 will inevitably turn with time into cancer. I had a LEEP a year ago with clear margins and 2 clear paps but i'm still HPV16+.

I want to know if HPV 16 will inevitably turn with time into cancer. I had a LEEP a year ago with clear margins and 2 clear paps but i'm still HPV16+.

See below: Only a minority of the women with HPV 16 or other strains get cancer. You are doing the appropriate thing by continuing to have PAPs. You may wish to get HPV vaccine to prevent other HPV strains. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/infectious-agents/hpv-fact-sheet ...Read more

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I've done twice cryosurgery in a year period of time. Should've done leep instead? I have low grade dysplasia (hpv strain 33) i'm 33 y/o with 2 kids.

I've done twice cryosurgery in a year period of time. Should've done leep instead? I have low grade dysplasia (hpv strain 33) i'm 33 y/o with 2 kids.

Chinese Medicine: At this point can be immensely helpful as their methods stimulate self healing. That is my suggestion I have had consistently good results with chinese medicine and acupuncture. ...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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