I had a Leep/LLETZ procedure carried out on 16th December under a local anaesthetic.
Has anybody else had theirs done whilst awake?
I was told it would be slightly uncomfortable. It was agony and they had to inject anaesthetic twice more during the procedure as well as change the speculum for a larger one to remove more tissue. It was the single most awful experience. Later on that day I became feverish and about 36 hours later, I have only just started to cool down. I've been given antibiotics by my GP and advised to alternate paracetamol and ibuprofen for a few days. The GP said it's unlikely that infection would kick in that quickly, but it could have been a form of shock causing the feverish symptoms. The antibiotics very given as a cautionary measure.
Is my experience a one off or has this happened to others? I honestly felt like I should have been sedated for my treatment as it was unbearable.