Does LEEP cause depression?

Eighty-one percent of patients having colposcopy and 65% of those undergoing LEEP can be classified as having significant anxiety and depression based on the HADS questionnaire.

How did you feel after LEEP?

The LEEP procedure side effects are usually mild. During the procedure, you may feel a little discomfort or cramping. Because numbing medicines are used, though, a lot of people don’t feel anything. After LEEP, you may have mild cramping for a day or so.

Can a colposcopy make you emotional?

The undignified position needed for cervical screening or treatment can upset many women. The colposcopy staff are aware that women can feel like this, and so will try to make you feel as comfortable and at ease as possible. Usually you get over these feelings with a little time.

Do you need time off work after LEEP procedure?

Rest for the rest of the day after your procedure. You can go back to work or school 1 or 2 days after your procedure. Take acetaminophen (Tylenol®) or ibuprofen (Advil®, Motrin®) if you have any discomfort. You can shower as usual, but don’t take a bath until your doctor says it’s okay.

Are Leeps painful?

Is the LEEP Painful? During a LEEP, there may be some mild discomfort or cramping. With the numbing medication applied, you will not feel any heat from the loop or any of the cutting sensation. Most patients have reported they did not feel any sensations during the procedure.

What is the next step after a LEEP procedure?

After LEEP, you may rest for a few minutes after the procedure before going home. You may want to wear a sanitary pad for bleeding. It is normal to have some mild cramping, spotting, and dark or black-colored discharge for several days. The dark discharge is from the medicine applied to your cervix to control bleeding.

Is LEEP painful?

How will I feel after the LEEP procedure?

You may feel a slight sting, then a dull ache or cramp. The loop is inserted into the vagina to the cervix. There are different sizes and shapes of loops that can be used. You may feel faint during the procedure.

What to expect after a LEEP procedure?

a watery,pinkish discharge

  • mild cramping
  • a brownish-black discharge (from the paste used)
  • Do I Really need A LEEP procedure?

    If you have pelvic inflammatory disease or acute cervix inflammation, your doctor may advise against a LEEP. A cone biopsy, which is done surgically, might be a better choice for you. Some doctors will recommend a laser procedure or cryotherapy, in which the area of concern is frozen, and subsequently dies and sloughs off.

    How effective is LEEP surgery?

    LEEP is extremely effective, with a 90% success rate; however, there are cases in which the procedure has to be repeated.