LEEP, which stands for Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, is a type of treatment that can prevent cervical cancer.
During the procedure, a small electrical wire loop is used to remove abnormal cells off of the cervix that is usually recommended depending on the results of a colposcopy. During a LEEP, a speculum is placed in the vagina to hold the vaginal walls open, like when having a Pap test done. A numbing agent is applied to the cervix. The electrical wire loop is used to remove abnormal cells, and the blood vessels in the area will be sealed to prevent bleeding, and the sample of abnormal cells is then sent a lab for examination. You may experience mild discomfort or cramping during the procedure, but you won’t feel any cutting or heat. Based on the results of the LEEP, the provider will recommend when to return to the clinic for follow-up pap smears.
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