What should I expect after the procedure?

You should be able to leave the clinic once you have recovered from the anaesthetic. You will be given specific discharge medication if required, but you may use paracetamol or paracetamol-codeine as required (one to two tablets every four hours up to a maximum of eight tablets per day). You should expect a bloody vaginal discharge for several days after the procedure, which should settle within one to two weeks. A clear discharge may persist for up to six weeks. You should be able to return to work the following day, but may require more time off work, depending on the procedure performed. Follow up appointments are very important to ensure that all of the abnormal cells have been removed.

Following the Lletz procedure you will experience some bleeding for approximately two weeks.

What to do following the procedure:

  • eat and drink normally
  • remain mobile
  • use sanitary pads (NOT tampons) if required
  • shower normally (in preference to bathing)
  • DO NOT have sexual intercourse for four weeks

What if I have any problems?

You should seek medical attention if you experience:

  • fever or feeling unwell
  • offensive vaginal discharge or heavy bleeding
  • severe pain.

Please contact our clinic or attend your local hospitals emergency department if you require urgent attention.