Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

Care After

Refer to this sheet in the next few weeks. These instructions provide you with information on caring for yourself after your procedure. Your caregiver may also give you more specific instructions. Your treatment has been planned according to current medical practices, but problems sometimes occur. Call your caregiver if you have any problems or questions after your procedure.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Do not use tampons, douche, or have sexual intercourse for 2 weeks or as directed by your caregiver.

  • Begin normal activities if you have no or minimal cramping or bleeding, unless directed otherwise by your caregiver.

  • Take your temperature if you feel sick. Write down your temperature on paper, and tell your caregiver if you have a fever.

  • Take all medicines as directed by your caregiver.

  • Keep all your follow-up appointments and Pap tests as directed by your caregiver.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You have bleeding that is heavier or longer than a normal menstrual cycle.

  • You have bleeding that is bright red.

  • You have blood clots.

  • You have a fever.

  • You have increasing cramps or pain not relieved by medicine.

  • You develop abdominal pain that does not seem to be related to the same area of earlier cramping and pain.

  • You are lightheaded, unusually weak, or faint.

  • You develop painful or bloody urination.

  • You develop a bad smelling vaginal discharge.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.