LEEP ( Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure)
What is LEEP?Loop Electrosurgical excision procedure is called LEEP. It is a treatment that is use to prevent cervical cancer. An electrical wire loop is used to remove abnormal cells from your cervix.
When is LEEP performed?
If you have abnormal PAP test, colposcopy or biopsy result then your doctor might perform LEEP
Does It Hurts?
A little discomfort or cramping is felt. Cutting or heating from the loop is not felt because of local anesthetics that are used.
Can I have LEEP twice?
Yes. It is highly unlikely to have LEEP done second time. It removes all abnormal cervical cells the first time.
Can my regular Obgyn perform LEEP?
It is not advisable to have LEEP done by a regular Obgyn. It is advisable to have the procedure performed by Gynaec Oncologist who has had training and is a seasoned surgeon.
Is LEEP Safe?
Yes. Very rarely serious problems happen including
- Pelvic infection
- Damaged of pelvic organ
- Heavy bleeding
- Reaction to local anesthetic
Can LEEP be performed during pregnancy?
It is not advisable. Doctors wait till the baby is born. Delaying the procedure is safe because it takes a long time for abnormal cell to turn into cancer
Where is LEEP performed?
LEEP is usually performed in OT
Does it affect sex life?
Can it make infertile?
It depends on the stage of cancer and treatment you receive. So far we have had success in having LEEP patient deliver a baby safely.