Can I go back to work after loop excision?
After treatment You can often go home to rest soon after the treatment is finished. Most people feel well enough to return to work and most normal activities the next day.
How long does a loop excision take?
During a LEEP, a thin wire loop is used to excise (cut out) abnormal tissue. Your cervix is then cauterized (burned) to stop any bleeding. The area usually heals in 4 to 6 weeks. The procedure will take about 10 minutes.
Why do I need a loop excision?
Large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ) is a type of surgery that removes a small part of the cervix. It can be used treat cervical cell changes (abnormal cells) or early stage cervical cancer, as well as to diagnose cervical cancer.
Is LEEP the same as LLETZ?
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. It is also called large loop excision of the transformation zone, or LLETZ.
How long after loop excision can I have a bath?
There are some particular things to avoid after a loop biopsy to prevent infection and to allow the cervix to heal: Avoid taking a bath for 24 hours. Avoid penetrative vaginal sex for four weeks.
How do you feel after loop excision?
Some pain is expected for between 2 days to up to 4 weeks after treatment. The pain varies from person to person, but should not be too severe. It is often described as a cramping pain, like a period. You can talk to your doctor about over-the-counter medication that should help.
Is it normal to smell after LLETZ?
Again, this is normal. If the discharge develops an unusual smell or you feel unwell with a fever, you may have an infection and we would advise you to visit your GP.
Which is the best treatment for loop excision?
The treatment is called LETZ (Loop Excision of Transformation Zone). This treatment removes the abnormal area of your cervix. It is usually carried under a local anaesthetic (a drug injected into your cervix to numb the area so you do not feel any pain) in the clinic. Loop excision treatment Gynaecology Outpatient Department
How is loop excision of transformation zone done?
The treatment is called LETZ (Loop Excision of Transformation Zone). This treatment removes the abnormal area of your cervix. It is usually carried under a local anaesthetic (a drug injected into your cervix to numb the area so you do not feel any pain) in the clinic.
Which is the most common treatment for loop syndrome?
The most common treatment is large loop excision of the transformation zone (LLETZ). It: LLETZ is also called loop diathermy, loop cone, loop biopsy or loop excision.
How long does it take to get results from Loop Excision?
The removed tissue is sent to the lab and we write to you with the results usually within 6 weeks. We do not give results over the telephone. Sometimes more treatment is needed so we will ask you to return to the clinic to talk through your choices.