I thought id post this as I wasn't able to find much about the actual Lletz procedure itself.
I had My smear early (I'm 24) due to bleeding inbetween periods, I then went on the have two biopsys and an ultrasound scan. Results concluded I have/had high grade cell Changes (I'm still not too sure what this means) and I had to have Lletz treatment to remove the affected area. I was so scared, I found my biopsies quihe uncomfortable and would find id leave the hospital crying, although I think this is mainly due to the 'unknown' and with things like this being a little embarrassing for us.
Anyway, this morning I had my Lletz treatment & I couldn't believe I was so scared. Admittedly I did have some diazepam from my GP to calm my nerves but the treatmemt
took about 10 minutes in total (if that) which included me gathering myself at the
The treatment involves you having the cold solution on your cervix again which I believe highlights the areas where the bad cells are, then 3 injections. I was warned the first injection will make my heart rate go up and I will shake but not to worry and not to fight it. I then didn't feel the other injections and to be totally honest the first felt like a tiny sting. Then they start the treatment, I'd say this lasted less than 30 seconds. I couldn't believe it when she said she was done, I was laughing As I thought I'd be there for 10 mins. The Lletz itseof does not hurt, you can feel a weird sensation, like a sucking? And I had what felt like period pains but it was nothing like my biopsy and the nurses assured me all was normal.
Afterwards i I was very shaky but was assurrd this was just due to adrenaline and would pass once I move about (which it did).
I wanted to write this to put anyone who may be about to have the treatment as ease. I really do think the diazepam helped a lot as I do get really nervous with these visits But all in all I'm In shock at how it actually was compared to how I thought it would be.
I now have the 4 week recovery so im not getting too happy yet as I know there can be some issues but for all due to have lletz I hope this puts your mind at ease.