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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Probably: It is very possible there will be a little bleeding associated.
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.
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?
An exam: See your gynecologist. Cervical polyps are easy to see on a speculum exam.
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.
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. :).
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer