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I haven't heard it called "low cervix" before, but it sounds like she might have the same thing I have. i discovered mine when I tried to use the keeper cup and no matter how hard I tried to insert it correctly, it hung half way out when I stood up..
Upon further investigation, I discovered that when I stand up, everything sags, which results in my cervix sitting pretty much at my entroitus. Does that sound like what your friend has? Mine tucks back into the proper position when I sit or lay down, but maybe hers doesn't?
I discovered this between my 2nd and third children. (may have had it before, I don't know). My third pregnancy went fine without any problems and a normal vaginal birth. Knowing about it, I was worried about carrying all that weight, and I felt like the baby would just fall out, but it really didn't feel different from my other pregnancies.
If it is something like this that she has, it is really just from weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, and I can't see the LEEP having much to do with this. (although, on a side note, it was mentioned to me that this condition might cause abnormal paps from chronic inflammation as a result of the cervix sitting where it's not supposed to). I have been told that it can be caused by the stress of pregnancy, my physical shape (tall and thin), genetics. I was told by my midwife that a pessary would be a possible remedy one I was done having children, and an OB told me that surgical repair was the only reasonable option (go figure).
Anyway, I hope this helps....