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A 33-year-old male asked:

having my 3rd leep in 10 years for recurring hsil cervical polyps (1st leep was for mild). should i be concerned? should i look into a hysterectomy?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Surgical Risk?: In general, hysterectomy is much more invasive and puts a patient at significantly greater risk than a leep. Further, hysterectomy should only be used when a leep is insufficient, i.e. Positive margins. I do understand the frustration/anxiety entailed by recurrent hsil though -- hysterectomy may be reasonable if your gyn can perform a lower risk procedure, like a laparoscopic or vaginal surgery.

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