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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.

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Hpv (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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.

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I had cervical polyp removed 5 days ago and had sex today, is that ok?

I had cervical polyp removed 5 days ago and had sex today, is that ok?

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.

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I have a cervical polyp. Last night I had intercourse and everything seemed fine. This morning when we woke up the sheets were quite bloody. Could it?

Removal: Cervical polyps cause irregular bleeding especially after intercourse. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn so that it can be removed. Some can be removed in the office. Others can be removed using an instrument called a hysteroscope under general anesthesia.

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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?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Is cervical polyp during pregnancy painful?

Is cervical polyp during pregnancy painful?

Rarely: I have never seen a cervical polyp cause pain, but I suppose there could be first time. It will probably come off during the delivery.

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Is a cervical polyp the same as an ectropion on the cervix?

No: Those are different things. A cervical polyp is a specific piece of tissue growing off the cervix. Ectropion is a normal finding where the internal cells of the cervix are exposed to the vagina.

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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. :).

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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?

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?

Healing: I am guessing that she took the polyp out of your cervix and wants it to heal. In essence your pap was inconclusive and that is the same as not having had a pap. You still need one and by waiting 3 months she can be sure what the polyp has done.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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


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