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LEEP procedure??

I had an abnormal pap and then a colposcopy.  Those results came back problematic, and now I'm scheduled to have a LEEP procedure done  Monday.  I don't know much about it and am hoping someone out there has had one and can give me some information.  I'm concerned about pain, recovery time, what to expect, etc.  I am only taking one day off work and have no idea if that's enough time.  Thanks!
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I had LEEP done in 1997. I was in fair bit of pain right afterwards but by the time I was released from the hospital (later on that day), I was fine. Hope all goes well for you and you recovery quickly.

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Yikes! Hospital?!  They're doing mine in the office.
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Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you. I am from Canada and I guess we do things a little different here. I have read on here that alot of women get ultrasounds at their doctors office, here we need to go the hospital to get an ultrasound done.

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i don't mean to scare you but i had a bad experience with the leep procedure. but the doctor that did it was through the county insurance services.(i didn't have insurance) when they went to numb me with the needle that didn't hurt but the anastetic didn't work and i felt the whole thing. it was pretty painful but i was feeling better by the next day. if they numb you correctly you shouldn't feel more than some discomfort. i hope this helps.
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hi i have to have the leep procedure on tuesday and i am terrified i have heard so many bad things about it.i hope i can encourage myself to get to the hospital to have it done.i had no idea i had hpv until my first prenatal visit last april. they couldn't do a colposcopy because i was pregnant but i found that irritating so pls anyone who has some encouraging storys pls share them to help us along

                                        thanx

                                             sweethart
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For goodness sakes, go get the LEEP procedure done. I had it done in 1997, and had I not, I probably would not be alive right now. I have since had two beautiful children and have had normal PAP smears ever since. Yes, it is uncomfortable, but it is only uncomfortable during the procedure, and then you'll be fine. You might need to have someone drive you home afterwards, but then, you'll definitely be fine. If you do not have it done, your cancer will progress. The relatively small pain is such a small price to pay for what could happen if you don't get it done. I don't mean to scare you, but I also want you to know how serious it is that you nip what is a somewhat small problem now so that you don't have life-threatening problems later on!
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I had LEEP done 4 weeks ago and had to go to the hospital and be put to sleep. The worst part was the needle in my hand to put me under. (I hate needles...so this probably wouoldn't really be that bad. I took two days off of work to take it easy but with the pain killers and rest, I had NO pain or discomfort. Everyone should be put to sleep if they can because then you never feel anything!  Good luck to everyone!
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I had the LEEP procedure last thursday.  I had no pain that day. It was so fast..it took about 10 minute..they put me under.  I didn't have much bleeding at all.  I was extremely bloated and still am a bit now (5 days later).  But I went out Saturday night..and went for a run today..and have been fine.  I work out a lot and eat really well...I think that helps with recovery.  I also try not to dwell on the negative...if you think it is going to hurt and you are not going to recover well - than chance are, you won't.  But honestly - it was so easy.  I went in at 7..was home by 10 and had no pain.  If anything I felt ackward and uncomfortable.  It will be fine...its so common.  Doctors do it all the time.
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