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LEEP procedure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi , tomorrow i will have a surgery Loop for Hpv. Sorry if my english are not good. I would like to ask if this operation is painful, they wont give me full anaisthesia so i wont be sleeping.
Doctor :   Hello
Doctor :   i
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   my age is 23.
User :   i had cin1 but that was 7 months ago.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you mean the LEEP procedure ?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   well they will give you a epidural anesthesia which is infected in your back
Doctor :   and then your area below will be completely numb
Doctor :   and you will not feel ANYTHING
Doctor :   its completely painless when they will do the procedure
User :   no i asked them they will give me anesthesia i the area just a moment plz to write it correctly.
Doctor :   ok
User :   they will give me a local anaesthesia in the cervix
User :   plus
User :   and something else i dont know it in english that ll make me relax as they told me.
Doctor :   yes
User :   but i am afraid if its painfull that way.
Doctor :   dont worry i can assure you that you will not feel anything
User :   Thanx
User :   and something else
Doctor :   please do ask
User :   i had the types 16,18,51 is it common after the surgery need to have again low or high sil in my pap test??
User :   oh and how long does this leep procedure takes?
Doctor :   the surgery will remove all the abnormal cells
Doctor :   Most women are able to return to normal activities within 1 to 3 days after LEEP is performed. Recovery time depends on how much was done during the procedure.
Doctor :   also let me guide you what you can expect after the surgery
Doctor :   1) Mild cramping may occur for several hours after the procedure.
User :   yes sure tell me.
Doctor :   2) A dark brown vaginal discharge during the first week is normal.
User :   ok..
Doctor :   3) Vaginal discharge or spotting may occur for about 3 weeks.
User :   i have thalassaimia and i was also afraid if i start bleeding..i will need a blood transfusion..
Doctor :   4) Sanitary napkins should be used instead of tampons for about 3 weeks
Doctor :   I am sure your doctors must be aware of this condition
User :   Yes, i trust them
User :   oh before i ment how long the surgery takes???
Doctor :   good that's very very important
Doctor :   LEEP is a very effective treatment for abnormal cervical cell changes. During LEEP, only a small amount of normal tissue is removed at the edge of the abnormal tissue area.
User :   oh good.. n how much time till the surgery ends?
Doctor :   You will do fine dont worry
User :   lets say 30 minutes or less??
Doctor :   YES
Doctor :   You will be fine
Doctor :   take care of your self
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