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The loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) uses a thin, low-voltage electrified wire loop to remove genital warts by heating the margin of the area to be removed, which separates the wart from the skin.
LEEP is done in a doctor's office, clinic, or hospital on an outpatient basis. A local anesthetic is injected to numb the area.
Recovery time depends on the location and number of warts removed. Most people can return to normal activities within 1 to 3 days after LEEP.
Avoid sexual intercourse until the treated area heals and the soreness is gone. (This usually takes 1 to 3 weeks, depending on the size of the area treated.)
Bleeding is the most common side effect. But typically LEEP causes less blood loss than laser treatment.
Scarring of the penis is a possible side effect that can result in problems with urination or erection.
Infection does not occur often and can be treated with antibiotics.
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