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LEEP - Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

A loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) utilises an electric current passed through a circle of wire to remove abnormal tissue from the cervix. The circle of wire acts as a surgical blade to remove the diseased tissue. LEEP may likewise be called large loop extraction of the transformation zone (LLETZ) or loop excision.

Why LEEP is Used?

LEEP surgery is often performed after abnormal cells (dysplasia) are detected during a Pap test, colposcopy, or biopsy.

Who is a Candidate for LEEP?

Your specialist may prescribe the LEEP if any change is seen in your cervix amid a pelvic exam or if your Pap test results are abnormal. These abnormal cells could be benign growths (polyps), or they could be precancerous. If left untreated, precancerous cells may form into a cervical tumour. Removing the cells will enable your specialist to figure out what they are and if any treatment is required.

Your specialist may likewise advise a LEEP to analyse and treat genital warts, which can show significant similarity to human papillomavirus (HPV).

How is the LEEP Performed?

  • The specialist utilises a colposcope to see the vagina and cervix and to direct the thin wire circle to the tissue in the cervix. The specialist uses the wire to remove abnormal cervical tissue. The specialist will put a soothing solution on the cervix or use warmth to stop any bleeding. This step is also known as electrocautery).
  • The specialist may do endocervical curettage in the meantime as LEEP. This technique utilises a unique apparatus, called a curette or a brush, to extract abnormal cells from the endocervical channel (the way from the uterus to the vagina).
  • Once the cervical tissue is removed, it is sent to a lab and inspected under a microscope.

What Happens After LEEP?

After LEEP, you will get some discharge from the vagina. This discharge can keep flowing for at least 2 weeks. Your doctor will instruct you to use sanitary napkins. It is important to remember that you have to stay away from tampons, avoid vaginal douches, and refrain from sex. This routine should continue for at least 2 months or so. Report any bizarre pain in the pelvis, substantial discharge (with or without blood clots), extreme stomach pain or indications of disease (putrid release or fever) to your specialist.

What are the Risks and Complications of the Procedure?

  • Bleeding
  • Persistent pain
  • A small risk of infection
  • Vaginal burns
  • Scarring of the cervix
  • Shortening of the cervix
  • menstrual-like cramps
  • Dark-brown discharge
  • Bleeding or spotting
  • Infection

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