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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP) (5418)

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

What is a LEEP?
This treatment treats abnormal cells in the cervix. The LEEP uses electrical energy to remove these
cells. A wire loop is used to shave off the tissue. You are awake; numbing medicine is used. In
most cases, LEEP will both diagnose and treat problems.

What can I expect?
ξ You may be uncomfortable for a few days. Take ibuprofen 600mg (3 pills) every 6 hours as
ξ You may have vaginal discharge for up to 4 weeks. It should be like a light period. It will slowly
change from red to brown or pink, then to yellow/white mucus.

For the first 4 weeks
ξ Do not insert anything into the vagina.
ξ Do not engage in any sexual activity.
ξ You may bathe or shower.

Please call to make a follow up clinic visit in 4 weeks.

When to Call the Doctor
ξ Any bleeding greater than your normal menstrual flow
ξ Fever above 100.4 θ F for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart

Phone Numbers
UW Health- Managed OB Clinics
UW Health West
OB/GYN Clinic
451 Junction Rd
Madison WI 53717
(608) 265-7601
UW Health Benign Gynecology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-6240
UW Health
Gynecology/Oncology Clinic
600 Highland Ave
Madison WI 53792
(608) 263-1548

UWMF- Managed OB Clinics
OB/GYN Clinic
20 S. Park, Suite 307
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-2830

West Towne
7102 Mineral Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53717
(608) 828-7610
5543 East Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 53711
(608) 274-5300
UW Arboretum OB/GYN Clinic
1102 S. Park Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 287-5898

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