Leep Procedure

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Leep Procedure

by Jlc393 on Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:00 AM

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If anyone can shed some light for me I would truly be greatful...I know this may sound trivial to most who read this...and I appologize up front for my dramitization; but I recently had the LEEP prodcuedure and I can honestly say I am freaking out! I am going crazy physically and emotionally!!!! Physically I feel really bloated and I am bleeding w/ a lot of discharge. On top of the physical side effects I feel incredibly ugly, dirty, and fat! I don't even want to look in the mirror or put on normal fitting clothes. It is as if when they did the procedure they took my self-esteem with it! With that said...all pitty parties aside...my question is this: Is this normal? Why is this affecting me so bad emontionally? Has anyone else had emotional side effects from having this procedure or dealing with the HPV Virus or the possibility of cervical cancer???? I feel completly alone and I feel like no one understands how I feel. Which granted very well might be the case; but I figured it was worth a shot to see if anyone else has these thought/feelings...

The Leep

by Staypositive on Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:00 AM

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Hi Jayme, I had the leep procedure about 15 years ago and it is still a memory I won't forget. I had tested positive for precancerous cells and this was the only way to go. I remember I was awake and crying the whole time. It was awful but it saved my life. I was on my way to full blown cervical cancer. Since the procedure, I have not had one bad Pap and I am truly grateful for that. As far as your emotions are concerned, face whatever is bothering you and try to get past it. You are healthier now that you have had the surgery, so think positive. It was bad and I know exactly how you feel. Its like a violation. But let's dwell on the positive. You were proactive in saving yourself. That is a good thing.

Having The Leep Done

by Mahal43 on Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:00 AM

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my name is marie and i just spoke to my doctor and he says i need a leep procedure , he said that i can do it in a month or so , and i am so scared , i dont know how im gonna feel or how im gonna act while my doctor is doing the leep procedure, i have so many questions , like will this destroy me ever giving birth one day , or how long will i be able to have sex , and not feel wierd about it , how will i tell my love one about this and how will he react to it after knowing i had something done like that i guess , i sound so desprite right now because im so scared , if anyone reads this , and you know a little bit more then i know pls let me in on it maybe if i hear other peoples stories i wont be so scared ,

Not as Bad as i Thought

by Momof4_1 on Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:00 AM

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I'm a LEEP survivor! I had my procedure on August 4th, and it was not as bad as I thought. I had my husband with me, and he was holding my hand and talking to me. I was so focused on what he was saying that I didn't even feel the needle for the numbing portion. The worst part was the few seconds that my heart rate was racing from the medication, but that was less than 30 seconds. I felt fine after the procedure. My doctor, who is wonderful, said the vagina is a one way street for 30 days afterwards. Don't listen to the horror stories--every woman is different, so you may not have the same experience. You're not alone, and you can do this. It may just save your life.

RE: Leep Procedure

by Snowbunny on Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:00 AM

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On 7/25/2006 Jlc393 wrote:

If anyone can shed some light for me I would truly be greatful...I know this may sound trivial to most who read this...and I appologize up front for my dramitization; but I recently had the LEEP prodcuedure and I can honestly say I am freaking out! I am going crazy physically and emotionally!!!! Physically I feel really bloated and I am bleeding w/ a lot of discharge. On top of the physical side effects I feel incredibly ugly, dirty, and fat! I don't even want to look in the mirror or put on normal fitting clothes. It is as if when they did the procedure they took my self-esteem with it! With that said...all pitty parties aside...my question is this: Is this normal? Why is this affecting me so bad emontionally? Has anyone else had emotional side effects from having this procedure or dealing with the HPV Virus or the possibility of cervical cancer???? I feel completly alone and I feel like no one understands how I feel. Which granted very well might be the case; but I figured it was worth a shot to see if anyone else has these thought/feelings...


I Just had a leep procedure two days ago. I think what you're going through is normal. I know for myself I dealt with those symptoms before the procuedure. I really think alot of the issues had to deal with the fact I may have trouble giving birth or having an early pregnancy. I worry about these things even though I'm not in a situation where I'm ready to have children. When I learned that I had to have a Leep, I felt like a piece of me had died... I guess I also felt bad because I found out I had HPV, an STD. Despite the fact that it's common; I felt disgusting & gross. I couldn't believe what I had and what I was needed to go through. I was having trouble accepting that I had an STD and I had to have a pice of me removed. I became even more nervous after having two months of bleeding after the biopsy. I was terrified that there would be complication from the leep as well. Anyways, before I had my procedure I did a lot of reading on leep procedures, cerival cancer, and hpv. It became easier for me to accept after reading many articles about these things. Don't allow this to take over your self worth. While this is a huge and scary thing, it doesn't change who you are inside, how beautiful you are. As far as being bloated, you should check you body's ph level. You might be craving foods that are typically going to cause bloating. Keep in mind any abnormalities in the body will effect the ph level. My ph level was at an 8 which is too high/ alkaline, and his dangerous. It makes your body more suceptible to diseases and most cancers. I have noticed that within the last few months I've been eating alot of onion, pickles, and spicy food ( things that are naturally acid).

I think the best thing you can do, is to continue to take care of your body  and be aware of the foods you're eating which will also help your mood. I wish you the best of luck! 

 

RE: Having The Leep Done

by Snowbunny on Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:00 AM

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My name is Arlene, I just had a leep procedure two days ago. I thought it was going to be worse than what it was. I had my colopscopy about 3 months ago, I had severe complications and didn't stop bleeding. I had numerous tests done to figure out why this was, no one could give me an answer. I saw three othrr gyn's and 2 of the 3 didn't even want to exam me because of liability issues. I did a lot of reading about leeps, other procedures, cervical caner (sine I was at a CIN 3, the highest grade before cancer) and hpv. I was concerned about the leep so i discussed all of my concerns with my dr. I really think you should make an appt, make a list of concerns & questions and ask him everything. Believe it or not I felt more confident in the leep procedure and in my dr. I just had my leep two days ago... It was scary, I wont lie to you. I think it;s important to be aware of what's going to happen. From what I've read ever clinic preps for the procedure differently. My dr gave me local anesthesia which hurt so much that my legs were shaking... the pain didn't last long obviously, but i think it was that first step that created so much tension, maybe more than what was really necessary. I could pressure inside me, but it didn't hurt. Then he used another instrument that kinda suctioned the skin that had just been cut. I thought was terrifying, as it really felt like it was suckioned onto my cervix. I was trying to hold back my tears, my bf was holding my hand, and i could smell my own skin burning. I know these things sound terrible & I feel bad for saying this to you, but i really feel that you're better off going into being fully aware of everything that will and can happen. I went home within that hr, and pretty much slept all day... it's been a few days and my body still feels run down. I'm not sure how long Im suppose to feel like this?

I hope this has helped somehow. I wish you the best of luck! 

RE: Having The Leep Done

by Amyrh7 on Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hi, my name is Amy and I had the LEEP procedure done just 1 week ago.  I have to say that a few days before having the LEEP procedure done under a mild general anesthesia, my doctor tried to perform the procedure in his office.  I felt some discomfort and didn't like laying there knowing that there was so much work needing to be done down there that I was so unfamiliar with.  Well, the procedure ended up not working because my cervix didn't respond to the numbing liquid that is used to numb the area before the LEEP begins.  My doctor said that this is actually pretty common...for whatever reason the cervix just doesn't get numb after the liquid is put into the tissue.

SO, he signed me up for the procedure a few days later.  I went in and was given an IV with some fluids that had a medicine in it to prevent infection and right before they were ready to begin, the mild form of anesthesia was put into my IV.  I fell asleep immediately and woke up about 40 minutes later with NO PAIN AT ALL and NO SLEEPY HEAD feelings!  I was so impressed with how simple it was and how easy it was on me.  Before doing this I had several teachers at my school who I work with explain to me that their doctor's always use the IV for mild sedation and other doctor's don't even consider it.  SO, if you are feeling a little panicky I would check out your options.  It was absolutely unbelievable to me how I felt like nothing had been done down there on me at all! 

 I just absolutely love my doctor and feel so confident about trusting him to do whatever else I may need done in the future.  I hope you have a positive experience, because I know it doesn't have to be a bad one!  The only side effect I have had since then is a little bit more frequent urination.  I don't ever get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, but I have every night since then.  There has been a slight odor down there too, but my doctor says that will disappears after the area sheds the cells that need to be lost.  

RE: Having The Leep Done

by Hopefulholly on Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:00 AM

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hi my name is lou and i have had three leep procedures done in 2005 then i had my uteru and cervix removed im glad i did i was on my way to cervical cancer or uterine cancer. its not easy to know now i can never have another child and im only 30 so i know how you feel keep your chin up and smile the best is yet t come! god bless. my thoughts are with you.

RE: Not as Bad as i Thought

by Blueyes61501 on Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:00 AM

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Hello, you said that you had a leepprocedure done last August, I also had one done last dec. about 5 days before x-mas and now I go back in april for my pap, I am scared to death that they didn't get it all, and after telling people my results after the leep it bascially said that were he cut that the dysplyais was there to, so does that mean he didn't get it all and also it came back as cin 1-2. any advice would help.

thankyou

RE: Not as Bad as I Thought

by Stetnie81 on Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:00 AM

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I had a LEEP Procedure 2 days ago and I have to admit that it is not as bad as I thought it would be.  I was kinda nervous on my way to the hospital because I did not know exactly what to expect.  My husband was not allowed to go back with me so I was kinda scared to do it alone but they all treated me great.  They put an IV in my hand and gave me medicine to put me to sleep before the procedure so I didn't feel a thing! I woke up about 45 minutes later and was fine! I honestly couldn't feel a thing. I wouldn't have even known they did the procedure if they hadn't told me. I felt like I had only been there for 20 minutes because as soon as I got there they sent me to Pre-Op and into surgery and I was in and out.  We were there for about 3 hours but it really did not seem that long at all!  For anyone that is about to go through this I'm sure each person is different and each doctor handles the procedure in many different ways, but if at all possible, request that they put you to sleep.  I know that is the main thing that helped me get through this.  And as far as after the surgery, I am doing fine.  I haven't had any bleeding but it has only been 2 days so that could possibly change, I had some pretty bad cramping but those went away with the pain medicine my doctor prescribed me and also some bloating, but other than that I feel fine! I wish everyone good luck with their procedure and if you have any questions please feel free to ask me! 

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