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How will LEEP affect my chance of having a successful pregnancy?

Women who have had a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) can become pregnant and carry the pregnancy to term. The length of the cervix may become shortened and mucus-producing glands may be disrupted after undergoing LEEP. These factors may make it more difficult to achieve pregnancy or carry the pregnancy to term.

Assisted reproductive technology and other procedures do exist to help both achieve pregnancy and help the cervix remain closed during pregnancy in order to carry the pregnancy to term. It is recommended that you discuss this with the doctor who performed the LEEP procedure.

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