Leep – this procedure removes a small part of your cervix, under local anaesethia, to treat cervical dysplasia

Pre procedure

  • Avoid intercourse for 24-48hr prior to your office visit
  • Make sure you eat breakfast or lunch before the procedure
  • Take over the counter medication such as, ibuprofen, and 3 tablets of 200mg ibuprofen 30 minutes before your procedure. If you cannot take ibuprofen take Tylenol 650mg, 60 minutes prior to the procedure.
  • Prescription medication can be made available to you as needed. Ask your provider for alternative pre-procedure medication if you are anxious or find it difficult to undergo office procedures.

Post procedure:

  •  A piece(s) of your cervix is removed during this procedure. You will often be in our office for up to 60 minutes during this procedure to allow for counseling and the procedure itself
  • After the procedure you may have menstrual like bleeding, molasses like discharge for the first 72-96hrs after the leep. You may also have clear discharge for up to 3 weeks after this procedure.
  • Pelvic rest is recommended for 3 weeks after a LEEP- that is, no intercourse, tampon use or other objects in the vagina. Have sanitary napkins available.
  • You may continue to use over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol as directed for mild cramping which can last for 24-48hours after the LEEP