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Old 06-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #1
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lletz during period?

hi all!im due to have lletz treatment for cin111 july 2nd but im sure i will be on my period.can the lletz still be done?i hope so because i want it done asap!thanks in advance for any

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Old 06-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #2
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Re: lletz during period?

I had my LEEP (same thing as a LEETZ) procedure done while on my period. My doctor told me it made no difference whatsoever if I had it or not. (The colposcopy could NOT be done during my period thought.)

It also had no affect on my recovery, no affect on how I felt - no cramps or anything and I had no complications- - infection etc. And he got totally clean margins and the Leep was a success. Since my doctor is a gynocological oncologist and does a large # of these - if he tried to schedule ever procedure around the chance someone might get their period it would really mess up the schedule. I also think since he does it so often, he is very skilled at it - so a menstral cycle would not impeed what he has to get done.

When you think about it, you bleed anyway during the procedure so it is just a bit more blood - and the procedure is done SO quickly - that no blood from your period might even come out during the procedure. So it sort of makes sense that they still perform them during a period.

My doctor said he never lets someone's period interfere with his doing a LEEP/LEETZ.

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Old 06-17-2008, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: lletz during period?

I think it is also physician preference as to what they think works better. My physician will not perform the LEEP if I am on my period. I suppose to just call your doctor's office and ask someone there. They should be able tot ell you over the phone procedure guidelines.

Old 06-18-2008, 04:08 AM   #4
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Re: lletz during period?

hi ladies.thanks for getting back to me.ive spoken to the doctor and she wont do the letz if im on my period so shes told me to start taking the yasmin contraceptive pill to delay my period(dont know if it will but ive started so fingers crossed!)i think its like you said, its the induvidual doctors preference

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