A 61-year-old female asked:
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hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. uterus & cervix removed. vaginal bleeding. family dr. says it's a polyp..have a referral to see gyn. what happens now? i'm 66

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason for bleeding is the thinning of the vaginal tissue due to low estrogen levels. This is called atrophic vaginitis. Occasionally, after a hysterectomy there will be granulation tissue or "proud flesh" at the cuff which can resemble a polyp and bleed.
Answered on Aug 3, 2020
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