... Cryosurgery is safer in this regard and studies show it to be similar in effectiveness. LEEP does seem to be more popular but it could be because it's more profitable not because it's necessarily better. ... (5 replies)
... and since the procedure I have now had two clean paps but the Dr says there is a lot of scar tissue there. No ECC has been done due to scar tissue and that the colposcopy was normal. ... (1 replies)
... read this re: LEEP -
It should answer some of your questions about Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure. (7 replies)
... I had my LEEP consultation yesterday. My Dr. said she is going to do a LEEP Conization, under IV sedation. I am confused, I thought that a LEEP and a Conization were were 2 different procedures? ... (7 replies)
... I had my LEEP done in a hospital back in February. I was put under anesthesia, but not the kind where they put a tube deepen your throat. ... (2 replies)
... Can you please tell me how long you had spotting after the LEEP procedure? ... (5 replies)
... I had a leep and a cone done in one....it was a leep conization. The procedure went VERY well and I am going back on Wed. March 7th to get the results from the pathologist. ... (6 replies)
... Thank you so much for responding! Although I am sorry to hear you are going through the same thing, it is good to hear that I am not alone!
I can relate to feeling relieved that they plan to put you under. I was ready to go in there demanding it, so I was quite surprised when she said she planned to do it that way!
Do you think that sometimes Dr’s just give the “best... (7 replies)
... Thank you so much for the information, and for sharing your experience!
I am sorry to hear that you had moderate dysplasia come back. I hope that your Cryo got it all, and that will be your last procedure! Please keep us posted on your results! (7 replies)
... I thought it was just the LEEP but my DR. kept talking about a conization. ... (7 replies)
... I had the conization and it was fine. ... (7 replies)
... I'm not sure why you would need a LEEP and a cone biopsy... The cone biopsy is a pretty extensive and invasive procedure that should cover whatever the LEEP would get I'm pretty sure. ... (3 replies)
... After talking about different options with my obgyn I decided to have a cold knife conization of the cervix based on her recommendations. I had the procedure under general anthesia performed last week. ... (3 replies)
... and in retrospect I feel like laser conization might have been more appropriate because that can be sent to pathology. ... (2 replies)
... That said, a month ago I had a lletz conization in general anesthesia. ... (19 replies)
... Hi again, NY!!
A D&C is a dilation and curretage; basically the doctor goes in and scrapes the uterus. This is done for a variety of reasons, but in my case was done to see if there were any cancerous cells found in the uterus.
And ECC is an endocervical curretage, and is a sampling of the tissue from farther up the cervix (endocervix, part closer to the uterus), and is... (24 replies)
... How long has it been since your LEEP procedure? ... (2 replies)
... The LEEP or cone takes a good sized cone shaped chunk of the cervix for biopsy. ... (3 replies)
... he external area of my cervix and I may have it in the internal canal as well...he wants to perform surgery right away. He gave me the options of the cold knife conization or the LEEP. Since I am only 23 with no kids, he recommended the LEEP, but I don't know that much about either and would like to make an educated decision. ... (4 replies)
... Wow thanks so much everyone for replying!!! I appreciate it so much!!! Well I asked my doctor and she said pretty much it is the only procedure that does not take more tissue than needed like with the conization. ... (9 replies)