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I requested to be fully put to sleep with anesthesia during the LEEP, and afterwards I was given a script for hydrocodone and extra strength ibuprofen. All of these things really made my experience more comfortable. I get so nervous and seem to have a pretty low pain tolerance, so I was worried. They even gave my arm a shot of local anesthetic before they threaded the IV tube in... so my tip is, if you are nervous about anything or worried about the pain, explain this to your doctor or just ask for these things... they are available and help! :)
[QUOTE=Ppc11;4643626]I requested to be fully put to sleep with anesthesia during the LEEP, and afterwards I was given a script for hydrocodone and extra strength ibuprofen. All of these things really made my experience more comfortable. I get so nervous and seem to have a pretty low pain tolerance, so I was worried. They even gave my arm a shot of local anesthetic before they threaded the IV tube in... so my tip is, if you are nervous about anything or worried about the pain, explain this to your doctor or just ask for these things... they are available and help! :)[/QUOTE]
I too have low pain tolerance and was put to sleep with anesthesia during my LEEP procedure.
I have been using ice packs and taking a script for hydrocodone. Both have helped me get through the discomfort. Everyone is different as far as pain tolerance is concerned.
Do what is best for YOU! I go back on Dec 21st for LEEP results. Good luck to you.
[QUOTE=Moonbeam2011;4659672]My doc didn't give me anything, just told me to take advil. Didn't do much, but smoking a whole bunch of pot definetly made a difference and helped with the cramps. The pads were annoying, I bought giant heavy ones, which weren't really useful, I found the thin ones worked the best. And they irritated my hoo-hoo alot less. Lol.[/QUOTE]

I once had a doctor tell me to "just take advil" before she chopped a polyp off my cervix with scissors. It hurt like a #$%&. I was crying.
And it didn't work anyway; the polyp grew back and I eventually had to have it surgically removed under anesthesia.

I don't know why doctors don't seem to have much sympathy for women's physical comfort when it comes to that part of our anatomy.
The doctor who removed the polyp without anesthesia or even local painkiller told me, "The cervix doesn't have many nerve endings, so you won't really feel this."

I mean, she's a female. She ought to know better. :confused:





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