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Cervical Polyp Hpv
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
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are over 100 different types of HPV that causes warts in different areas of the body. HPV is incredibly common and almost all sexually active men and women get it during their lifetime. Most of the time HPV does not cause any symptoms or complications. However, A limited number of these HPV viruses are pathogenic and if not monitored carefully can be responsible for causing cervical and penile cancer. Some of these viruses have been ...Read more
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
Likely ok: If no bleeding or pain then it should not cause any problems but it is best to wait at least 2 weeks to let the wound recover. ...Read more
Is it best to get a small cervical polyp removed or wait to see if goes away (no signs except learned about during pap)?
Remove it: Cervical polyps should be removed and examined by a pathologist. They do not go away on their own. ...Read more
I had cervical polyp removed today, after few hours, my bleeding is extremely heavy, big amount of blood! I am so scared, is it normal or not? Thx
I had cervical polyp removed 3 days ago, only on the first day I had a spotting and I'm ok now. How many days after removal safe for intimacy. Thank yo?
Varies: Each doctor has their own regimen, but generally if it was a minor procedure I recommend avoiding intercourse for 2 weeks after the procedure ...Read more
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
Probably: It is very possible there will be a little bleeding associated. ...Read more
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?
If a cervical polyp was dislodged during sex would it cause a lot of bleeding, or just a little spotting?
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
Doctor didn't take enough cells because a cervical polyp was there test came back inconclusive she wants me to take the test again in 3 months why?
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 more
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?
Small: Cervical polyps are common and are rarely but not never cancerous. Hope that reassures you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had a cervical polyp removed two weeks ago would a doctor of contacted me already if it was cancerous? Worried
I had cervical polyp removed 5 days ago, 3 days ago I started bleeding and I feel my ovaries like burning. Is it normal?
No.: Some bleeding immediately after a polypectomy is "normal", but delayed bleeding along with the other symptom you describe, is NOT. Please make a follow up appointment with your physician, Call them today! ...Read more
Had cervical exam done today found out I have a cervical polyp now I have mild cramp and slight bleeding. Normal after exam?
I had a cervical polyp removed two days ago. The doctor said there would be some bleeding for a couple of days. How long should the bleeding last?
Ask him or her: You need to ask the MD who took off the polyp. If he/she did a D & C with the polypectomy or not will affect the answer to your question. ...Read more
Why do docs recommend removing cervical polyp while pregnant if the polyp is bleeding? Wouldn't the bleeding stop eventually or could it be endless?
Bleeding: Most of the cervical polyps are benign so normally they would leave it alone until after the pregnancy. If the polyp is rather large then they might be concerned that the bleeding might cover up other potentially important sources of bleeding related to the pregnancy. It is probably because of the size and continued bleeding that they want to take it out. ...Read more
I have 2 'complex' hemrogenic cysts - one on each ovary which was dect while invest. A cervical polyp and middle of period. Does this need a laparo?
Not always: Treatment of ovarian cysts, even complex cysts varies based on your age, the cyst size, your symptoms and sometimes tumor markers. If these cysts are small- less than 6 cm- and you have no symptoms, then following with a repeat ultrasound is appropriate. If the cyst are large-greater than 10 cm- or you have pain, then laparoscopy is appropriate. ...Read more