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I have not had the LEEP, but just had my second opinion yesterday. My doctor has offered me 2 choices of treatment 1.) cryotherapy 2.) LEEP. He offered this information to me about the LEEP: The LEEP has a higher curative rate, but also a higher complication rate. He told me the procedure iitself takes no more than 5 minutes and usually is tolerated well. He did say that about 7-14 days after the procedure some patients experience marked bleeding which brings them back to the office to be cauterized. ( Because it can be heavy.) 2.) Cryotherapy: he said a 15-20 minute procedure which my cervix will be frozen for 3 minutes, thawed for 5 minutes, frozen again for 3 minutes. There is no bleeding, but a very watery discharge that can last up to 6 weeks and heavy at times. The curative rate is less, the complication rate is less. I chose the second option because I was worried about the LEEP. I don't want to scare you but only make you aware. I have read alot of info that speaks of how easy the LEEP is, but not much is really emphasized about what possible complications can arise. If you find anything out of the ordinary that worries you, I would contact your physician. My doc spent time to make sure I understood the complication rate. I hope this helps and everything works out for you...
[QUOTE=MEL1980]Hi Ladies,
I had my Leep done 12 days ago and had no problems right afterwards. I was put on antibiotics as a precaution and ended the treatment last week. I have been experiencing heavy watery discharge, cramping and vaginal irritation the last few days. I don't know if it's because I have been inspecting myself more frequently or I am under extreme stress, but is this normal 12 days after the LEEP? My doctor said it's just the cervix healing itself but I am not totally convined. I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks![/QUOTE]
I read you post and wanted to tell you that my mother also had this done and was on antibiotics and really had a bad irritation. The antibiotics were so strong she ended up with a yeast infection.Just thought I would share that with you. Good Luck!

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