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A LEEP is done when you have an abnormal pap test or have a history of abnormal pap tests. This procedure is done over at St. Mary’s Hospital by our physicians. LEEP is done to remove abnormal cells from the cervix by using a wire loop that acts like a scalpel. A thin layer of the cervix is removed by an electric current that passes through the loop. It is best that you have the LEEP done when you are not on your menstrual cycle because it allows the physician to have a better view of the cervix. The most common risk of a LEEP is heavy bleeding for a few weeks after the procedure.