LLETZ Procedure
  • Rest at home today and gradually increase your activity as tolerated. Do not drive a car or sign any legal documents today. Have someone drive you home.
  • Please refrain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.
  • You may shower using plain soap and water as desired but avoid baths for 4 weeks after your procedure.
  • Use a pad for bleeding. Do not use tampons or douches. You may have some light bleeding or spotting for as long as two weeks. One of the most likely times to experience bleeding complications after this procedure is from 8 to 14 days after your surgery. If, at any time, the bleeding becomes abnormally heavy (saturating one pad repeatedly every 15 minutes) please call Dr. Walker.
  • Occasionally, there is a yellow to bloody water discharge, or a dark brown dirt-like discharge. This is normal and should be controlled with a pad.
  • Pain management at home: take Panadol 1g every 6 hours as required.
  • Disturbed menstrual pattern is common. If you are taking the oral contraceptive pill you should continue to take it as usual.
  • Please refrain from heavy lifting or vigorous exercising (aerobics, calisthenics, weight lifting) for 2 weeks.
  • You may notice a small piece of absorbable knitted fabric coming out of the vagina. This is normal; it is used to prevent vaginal bleeding.

Download: Discharge Information – Lletz Procedure (PDF)

Contact Dr. Walker at any time if you experience

  • Bleeding heavier than a period.
  • Severe abdominal or back/flank pain, severe nausea or vomiting, or shaking chills.
  • Fever over 38°C.
  • Burning on urination or inability to urinate.
  • Foul-smelling discharge that persists for more than 3 days

About Dr Graeme Walker

Dr Walker strives to ensure a gold standard of evidence-based care for all his patients and strongly believes patient care is a 24 hour concern and is therefore contactable at all times in the event of an emergency or complications.

Phone: (07) 5530 0490
Email: [email protected]

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