If you have precancerous cells on your cervix, you may need a LEEP. A LEEP is done for diagnosis and for treatment. It provides the pathologist with a large specimen that hopefully contains all or most of the abnormal cells.
A grounding pad will be placed on your leg. Your practitioner will introduce an appropriate size coated speculum and repeat the colposcopy. We will then numb your cervix with lidocaine and use a thin electric wire to remove a circumferential section of your cervix. This will probably cause cramping. Generally, the cramping resolves in a few minutes.
A combination of cautery and iron solution are used to stop any bleeding. You should not put anything into your vagina for two weeks following this procedure.