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Laser or LLETZ treatment

What happens when I go home?

  • You may have some vaginal discharge. It may be pink, blood tinged or dark brown- this may not start for 7-10 days
  • You may have mild to moderate discomfort similar to menstrual cramps
  • For the next 4 weeks you should NOT
    • have intercourse
    • Use tampons (use pads instead)
    • Go swimming or use spa pools
    • Do any heavy lifting or sports such as jogging, aerobics, netball or go to the gym.
  • You may
    • Shower but not have baths for next 4 weeks
    • Return to work and most normal activities the day after your treatment
    • Continue low impact exercise e.g. yoga, gentle walking

Please contact your GP, surgeon or after hours Clinic after surgery if you experience any of the following:

  • Vaginal bleeding that is more than a normal period or if blood clots form
  • Feeling unwell, fever and chills or any other signs of infection
  • Pain or back aching that will not go away
  • Offensive discharge

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