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Cervical Polyp Causes
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: It is very possible there will be a little bleeding associated. ...Read more
If a cervical polyp was dislodged during sex would it cause a lot of bleeding, or just a little spotting?
What test is needed to diagnose a cervical polyp seen during the pap exam (if it's cancerous, cause, etc.)? Does the Pap test give any info on polyp?
17w pregnant diagnosis w/ cervical polyp. Exam today showed its color change to brown/black. Biopsy sent. Md felt it wasn't malignant. What else causes this?
Pregnancy : Increased vascularity and general growth and/or expansion of genitourinary organs/tissues are responsible. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding after every bowel movement, what could cause this? I had a cervical polyp removed 3 years ago if that's relevant?
Be sure it's vaginal: It may be rectal.. Need examGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
How do I know if I have a cervical polyp or not?I always have infrequent bleeding, its been 4 months now.And do I have to remove it?
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