Published: 19 years ago
About Cervical Dysplasia/LEEP..
I know this is probably too late for you as you've probably already had the procedure done..but I just thought I would write in case it might help some other women who are worried about having the LEEP procedure done.
I'm 24 and I had the procedure done last year. I would say that the most painful part of it was the freezing needle they put in.
You are prepared for the procedure first by putting on a gown, bracelet and little booties. Then they get you up on the table with your feet in the stirrups. The doctor will put in the speculum and then put in the needle to freeze the cervix. Like I said..this was the worst of it..for me anyway.
It is a bit awkward as the speculum is inside you..and then they insert the other tool that removes the 'bad cells'. My advice is to take a couple ibuprofin about 30 minutes before you're due to go in...that way it will have time to get into your system and then help with any cramping you might have afterwards.
I had minimal cramping after..I think I had more after I had the biopsy done. So I've just been back to the doctor for my 6 months checkup and he said that everything looks fine now...and I just have one more checkup and then I'm finally all clear!
So, to anyone about to have this procedure..I wish you the best! It's so important to have cervical dysplasia treated straight away..and you'll feel so much better once it's all done. THe little bit of discomfort is worth it for the long term health effects.