There is a small possibility of heavy bleeding or an infection after a LEEP. Please contact your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following: increased pelvic pain, heavy or prolonged bleeding, fever, or smelly vaginal discharge.
Based on recent studies, your ability to get pregnant is not affected by a LEEP. It may slightly increase the likelihood of pregnancy complications such as miscarriage and delivering your baby prior to full term. Please speak with your doctor to address any concerns.
In rare cases a LEEP may cause the entrance of your cervix to narrow, also known as cervical stenosis.