Re: LEEP and infection
Yes, you are right about all of that stuff in your last paragraph.
When my doctor did my cone (and all the other stuff she did: ECC, D&C, uterine biopsy) she finished off with singing the edges where she'd cut for the cone. This greatly reduced my post-cone bleeding. I'm so glad she did that! I bled for 2 days (light) then oozed (clear, brown-tinted discharge) for 2 weeks. I never had bleeding problems others have had. I chalk it up to my doctor essentially doing a LEEP after the cone. Oh, she also put in a stitch or two at the arteries so they wouldn't bleed.