Leep Instructions

What to expect from a LEEP

  • Take 3 Aleve or Advil 30 minutes before you arrive to have the procedure performed.
  • You will be explained the procedure in detail by our doctor.
  • You will be asked to sign a consent form, giving your permission to perform the procedure.
  • You will wear a hospital gown and mask.
  • Your feet will be placed in stirrups and you will be draped with a sheet just like a pap smear.
  • A speculum will be placed in the vagina so the doctor can see the cervix.
  • The cervix is cleansed with Betadine.
  • The cervix is then anesthetized with a local anesthetic.
  • The doctor will then remove a small piece of tissue from your cervix.
  • You may feel cramping during the procedure.

After LEEP instructions

  • You will have some bleeding usually mixed with a blackish discharge requiring you to wear a sanitary pad.
  • You may take over-the-counter pain medicines such as Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol for pain if needed.
  • It is normal to have a brownish discharge for up to 2 weeks. It will likely have an odor.
  • You should not have intercourse, douche, or wear tampons for 2 weeks.
  • You will have a repeat pap smear in 4 months.

Please call us with any of the following:

  • Temperature greater than 100.4
  • Bright red vaginal bleeding heavier than a period.

Call us with any questions.

  • The results of the LEEP will be back in about one week, and we will call you as soon as we receive them.