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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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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?

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

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