Medical Q&As

LLETZ - affect fertility?

Can you tell me if having a LLETZ procedure has any effect on your future prospects of having a baby?

The acronym LLETZ stands for large loop excision of the transformation zone and refers to the removal of a particular rim of cell located at the entrance to the cervix. The procedure does not involve any other actions on the womb or ovaries. The cervix returns to normal appearance within a few months of the procedure so it is probably best to defer becoming pregnant until that healing phase has elapsed. The procedure does not affect the future possibility of becoming pregnant.