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    Old 03-26-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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    Are LEEP & Cautery the same thing?

    Please can anyone tell me what exactly LEEP is and if it is the same procedure as Cautery. I had Cautery for Cervicitis 5 months ago and i've been trying to get pregnant since.

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    Old 03-26-2007, 02:40 AM   #2
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    Re: Are LEEP & Cautery the same thing?

    No, I believe that is when they either freeze or burn the tissue. A leep is where he/she uses an electrical loop and actually removes tissue. I don't know anything about the effects of cautery...sorry. I know they say having a leep can possibly cause stenosis, cervical incompetence and premature rupture of the membranes in later pregnancies, but fertility issues is said to be very rare...if at all.

     
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    Re: Are LEEP & Cautery the same thing?

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    No, I believe that is when they either freeze or burn the tissue. A leep is where he/she uses an electrical loop and actually removes tissue. I don't know anything about the effects of cautery...sorry. I know they say having a leep can possibly cause stenosis, cervical incompetence and premature rupture of the membranes in later pregnancies, but fertility issues is said to be very rare...if at all.
    Thanks for very much for your reply. It actually sounds very similar to Cautery.

     
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