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Unread 10-01-2001, 02:22 PM
"loop" procedure

just was notified that i have to have a "loop" procedure.. anyone know what that is?

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Unread 10-01-2001, 03:39 PM
"loop" procedure

Hi Tori!!
I am wondering if its the "leep" procedure they are talking about. I haven't had a leep myself , but I have seen it talked about many times on the site here.
If it is leep and not loop, I am pretty sure some of the ladies here have had that and will be along shortly. Then again, it could be loop. .
I will be anxious to see what the other ladies think.
Sending big hugs and best wishes for your test regardless of the name.
Unread 10-01-2001, 11:04 PM
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Hi Tori, welcome to the cancer concerns forum Are you having the loop procedure for abnormal cervical cells ? If so , it is the same as the LEEP , which is when the abnormal cells are scooped from the cervix with an electrified wire loop. Sounds painful, but it is done usually under a general anaesthetic. Of course , this may vary in America as sometimes the medical practices are different over here. Hope that is of some help and please dont hesitate to ask us any questions , we are here for you. Take care x x x
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Unread 10-02-2001, 05:10 AM
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I just wanted to pop in and welcome you to the Cancer Concerns Board!! The ladies here are so caring and you will see that you are not alone in your journey to wellness!! We are all here to help eachother!!
Unread 10-02-2001, 07:01 AM

Welcome. Glad you found us.

I have had a LEEP procedure for abnormal cervical cells. The wire looks like a half moon on a stick and is electrified. I think that in the US this is usually done as an outpatient procedure with just a local anesthetic, at least that is how mine was done. It only took about 30 seconds for the actual procedure, about 20 minutes of prep time and about 20-30 minutes to get the bleeding to stop. I was very nervous going in, but they gave me a valium to take the morning of the procedure and it helped. I may have to have another and am not worried at all now after having gone through it once.

Two things to know though, there are several different sizes of wire. My doctor used the smallest one on me (in case I wanted to have another child) but now it turns out that he didn't get it all and I may have to have another LEEP, a Cold Cone, or a hysterectomy. I just feel like sometimes doctors don't give us enough decision making ability when it comes to our own health. Had my doc given me the choice, or at least told me about the various sizes, I'm SURE I would have asked for a mid to large size to ensure a successful procedure the first time around. Anyway, this is something you may want to discuss with your doc.

The second thing, even though I have described this as a minor procedure, follow your doctor's orders afterwards. I was told not to lift for 48 hours and started lifting my 9 mo. old son 12 hours later. The little guy (ha! ha!) already weighs 23 pounds, and I lift him like 50,000 times a day. One week later I ended up in the emergency room with excessive bleeding as a result of "over exertion" and had to be recauterized. So pamper yourself for a couple of days afterwards and everything will be fine!
Unread 10-02-2001, 07:35 AM
I have had a leep procedure done!!

I have had a leep done. I will tell you what happened to me if you want to email me. I don't want to scare anyone on here about it. Please email me at [email protected]

chattygirl .
Unread 10-03-2001, 04:03 PM
date has been set...

welp.. d-day is oct 15.. asked about other options.. none.. they assured me that they use plenty of lidocane.. they'd better else one foot might slip out of the stirrup and accidently wind up in dr's face..

time will tell..
Unread 10-03-2001, 11:07 PM
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Tori, over here we are put under a general anaesthetic when having a loop. By the sound of it you will be awake. Just a thought here and not sure if it is possible.... when I had laser for my CIN3 on the vaginal wall , I was awake and my gyno suggested taking a pain killer/sedative, 1 hour before the procedure to help . Of course I had to have someone drive me there and back. Maybe you could ask you Dr about this. Hope all goes well for you and please do let us know how it all goes . 'S
Unread 10-04-2001, 03:24 AM
pain killer/sedative

they suggested i take some advil/motrin.. i have 400m, 800m motrin plus some percocets. i do have a friend that will take to and fro.. hmmm... only other thing would be some valium
Unread 10-04-2001, 07:04 AM

My gyn's office routinely prescribes valium to take before the LEEP. They told me to take one the night before and one the morning of. It definitely helped.

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