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Question: LEEP Procedure & Cone Biopsy

 kls275 - Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:22 pm

Having been recently diagnosed with mild cervical dysplasia I had a LEEP procedure and cone biopsy 9 days ago. I was not told of any specific side effects but that I may have a grey 'granular' discharge. I was advised to make an appt after one month to check the healing. On the fourth day I started this grey discharge, and I still have it. Sometimes there is a watery pink discharge with it. I also have intermittent stomach cramps across the pelvic area and some discomfort at what I imagine is the 'wound site'. When I called the clinic yesterday to check if this was normal they advised I may have an infection and prescribed 500mg Flagyl twice a day. As I am intolerant to many antibiotics, and having read the possible side effects of this drug (dizziness, nausea, breathlessness) I really am reluctant to take them unless it is really necessary and feel uneasy that I have been diagnosed over the phone. Should I insist on seeing a doctor or am I just being over cautious? Is a discharge normal for any length of time after this procedure? I am also worried about doing too much in case I disturb any scab that may be forming. Perhaps if I had been told what is involved in the healing process I may not be so concerned now. I would be very grateful for any advice or comments.
 snobaby72 - Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:47 pm

u should of gotten discharge paper's(if done in a hospital) u probably do have an infection i had the leep done 17 years ago for the same thing the pink discharge is normal they gray is most likely an infection and that is why the doc gave u the antibiotics and did not need to see u,the cramps will slowly deminish,the leep is burning off the precancerous layers of the cervix which should not cause any crusty's (scabs) seems how the cervix is always moist it can't form scabs it heals a differnt way.i'd take the antibiotic if u do have an infection it'll get worse with no meds infections in the cervix can also cause cramps

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