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How long is the recovery from leep?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Three weeks

Actually, recovery is too strong a word.
There is no recovery time and one feels ok afterwards, although occasionally there are cramps. But the cervix requires about 3 weeks to re-establish its surface, so vaginal rest is necessary until a final exam shows the superficial healing process to be over.

In brief: Three weeks

Actually, recovery is too strong a word.
There is no recovery time and one feels ok afterwards, although occasionally there are cramps. But the cervix requires about 3 weeks to re-establish its surface, so vaginal rest is necessary until a final exam shows the superficial healing process to be over.
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