What is LEEP/Cone Biopsy?
LEEP (Loop electrosurgical excision procedure) and cone biopsy are medical procedures used to diagnose and treat abnormal cells on the cervix. These procedures involve removing a small amount of cervical tissue, which is then sent to the laboratory for analysis.
LEEP/cone biopsy may be recommended if:
- A Pap smear or other test shows abnormal cells on the cervix; or
- There are symptoms such as abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or conditions, talk to your doctor to see if LEEP/cone biopsy is right for you.
Before undergoing LEEP/cone biopsy, you will need to follow your doctor's instructions, which may include fasting for a certain period of time and stopping certain medications.
After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort or cramping, as well as light bleeding or discharge. You should avoid sexual intercourse and using tampons for two weeks.