LEEP(loop electrosurgical excision procedure) is an effective outpatient treatment for dysplasia (abnormal cell growth). A fine wire loop with a special high-frequency current allows your doctor to precisely remove the abnormal tissue from your cervix.
Schedule LEEP for a time when you are not menstruating.
You'll place your feet in stirrups and your doctor will insert a speculum (a small device) into your vagina.
Your cervix is numbed with a local anesthetic.
A mild vinegar or iodine solution is applied to your cervix to highlight any dysplasia.
Your doctor may look through a colposcope to get a close-up view of your cervix.
Publication Source: About.com
Publication Source: American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Online Source: About.com
Online Source: American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00
Date Last Modified: 2005-09-28T00:00:00-06:00
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