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Doctor insights on: Cervical Polyp Causes

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Do cervical polyps cause infertility - by blocking the sperms?

Do cervical polyps cause infertility - by blocking the sperms?

No: They don't block the entire opening and the sperm are pretty good open-field runners. ...Read more

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Can cervical polyps cause infection or permanent infertility?

Can cervical polyps cause infection or permanent infertility?

Depends on cause!: Could be HPV. This is an infection. Get tested. If not HPV related, get vaccinated! ...Read more

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A doctor recently wrote that most cervical polyps are caused by HPV and my practitioner said that polyps are not caused by hpv. Which is true? Obgyns?

HPV -abnl cervix: Hpv is definitely related to abnormal findings on pap testing and certain strains of hpv are associated with pre cancerous changes & cancer of the cervix. So much so that hpv testing is becoming more important than pap testing. Cervical polyps may be precancerous or contain a cancer but are often due to benign causes. ...Read more

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What causes cervical polyps?  would you suggest removing if pregnant? Or taking a biopsy?

What causes cervical polyps?  would you suggest removing if pregnant? Or taking a biopsy?

HPV and no: Most cervical polyps are caused by some strain of hpv. It is generally not recommended you do anything with them while pregnant, for fear of inducing a miscarriage. ...Read more

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If a cervical polyp was dislodged during sex would it cause a lot of bleeding, or just a little spotting?

If a cervical polyp was dislodged during sex would it cause a lot of bleeding, or just a little spotting?

NMS: This is not my specialty and thus i had not bothered to answer it earlier. The answer is depending on the vascularity and the size of the polys. If less vascular, the smaller the size, the less bleeding. You have discovered a new way for painless and low-cost polypectomy. :). ...Read more

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Is cervical polyp serious?

Unlikely: Most cervical polyps are benign but all should be sent to pathology for evaluation just to be certain. ...Read more

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What is a cervical polyp and how does it form?

Mucus lining: Any organ with a mucus-producing, glandular lining can form an outpouching, though we are not sure why this occurs in some people and not others. Other common sites of polyps are in the colon, stomach, and nasal lining. Cervical polyps are rarely cancerous, but should be removed and sent for pathology. ...Read more

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Will I be in pain after removing a cervical polyp?

Maybe a little: Any pain due to removal of a cervical polyp is usually limited to the procedure itself, and you can generally return to your everyday activities almost immediately. Taking Ibuprofen before the procedure can reduce pain, and most individuals find that if they need any pain medicine at all afterward, Ibuprofen is sufficient. You may also have some spotting after the procedure. ...Read more

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What is cervical polyp? Is it danger? How to cure?

Fleshy growths: Cervical polyps are fleshy rounded or stemmed growth either on the inside or just at the opening of the cervix. These should always be evaluated by your gyn. ...Read more

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What can happen if I have a cervical polyp removed?

Bleeding: Usually, cervical polypectomies are very simple procedures in which the polyp is grasped with an instrument and twisted off. Rarely, bleeding can occur which may necessitate a stitch or cautery. ...Read more

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I recently got diagnosed with a cervical polyp, my dr. Wants to wait 4 to 6 weeks to see if it will go away on its own, what do u think?

Probably ok: Most polyps are benign. You may want to have a sonohysterogram, an ultrasound with fluid in the uterus, to see if there are more polyps inside the cavity. Polyps can bleed with intercourse and we usually remove them and send them to the pathologist. ...Read more

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Can a cervical polyp go away if not treated? Was told i had it 3 years ago but then i stopped spotting over 2 now.

Yes : However, the only way to know what anything is is to have it biopsied. As such, i would recommend you see an ob/gyn and have a discussion about this. ...Read more

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Which is more severe: a cervical polyp or myoma uteri?

Benign conditions: Cervical polyps and uterine fibroids (myoma) are both benign conditions that do not need to be treated, unless they cause suffering to the individual. Cervical polyps are typically more easily to be removed than fibroids, i.e., many times it can be done in the office. ...Read more

Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more