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Posted by: Popo | 2004/01/05

Lletz

Ek gaan volgende week vir die Lletz prosedure, en het bietjie navorsing gedoen oor die saak - dis die eerste keer dat ek van so iets hoor. Eers het ek gedink dis heel eenvoudig, maar nou lees ek al meer "Lletz" en "virus" in dieselfde sinne! Wat veroorsaak dit? Iemand anders het genoem dat die seksueel oorgedra word?? Dan ook, ek is redelik bang, was nog slegs eenkeer in hospitaal vir verstandtande. Ek kry volle narkose, maar hoe lank vat dit om te herstel? Hoe lank sal ek by die huis moet bly? Is dit baie seer? Is daar enige newe-effekte waarvan ek bewus moet wees?

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Presumable you have abnormal cells on your cervix and this is why you are having the LLETZ. Abnormal cells are often associated with the HPV virus which can be sexually transmitted, but this is not necessarily the case.
The procedure is not particularly painful. In fact, many women have it under local anaesthetic. If you have a full anaesthetic, you obviously will not feel anything and there should be minimal pain afterwards. You should be able to go back to work the next day. You will have to avoid intercourse until the cervix has healed - about a month.
Side effects include bleeding, infections and sometimes an incompetent cervix when you are pregnant. These are not common though.

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