How Long Does LEEP Procedure Recovery Take?


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According to WebMD, the recovery time from a loop electrosurgical excision procedure depends on how much was done during the procedure. Most women can resume normal activities within one to three days following a LEEP.

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According to WebMD, a LEEP utilizes an electrified wire loop to cut out abnormal tissue. A LEEP may be performed to cut away abnormal cervical tissue that is noticed during a colposcopy, or to take out abnormal tissue located high in the cervical canal that cannot be seen during colposcopy. LEEP is a highly effective treatment option for abnormal cervical cell changes, with only a small amount of normal tissue being referred at the edge of the abnormal tissue. Rare risks associated with this procedure may include infection of the cervix or uterus, or a narrowing of the cervix that results in infertility.

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