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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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

Not normal: It might be expected, but call your gynecologist who would know details of your case and might recommend follow up or ER evaluation ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Endometrial biopsy normal. What is the percentage that a cervical polyp biopsy is cancerous?

Endometrial biopsy normal. What is the percentage that a cervical polyp biopsy is cancerous?

Small: Cervical polyps are common and are rarely but not never cancerous. Hope that reassures you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I find a gynacologist in the Dartmouth MA, area that does cervical polyp with general anesthesia?

Office removal...: Most cervical polyps can be removed in the office with very little pain. Unless the polyp is very large or there are complicating factors, most Ob/Gyns would recommend removal in the office. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Had a cervical polyp removed two weeks ago would a doctor of contacted me already if it was cancerous? Worried

Had a cervical polyp removed two weeks ago would a doctor of contacted me already if it was cancerous? Worried

Here in the U.S yes: I am not sure how it is in Australia. If however you are worried, pick up the phone and give them a call. Worrying leads to stress which subsequently creates other issues. ...Read more

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I had cervical polyp removed 5 days ago, 3 days ago I started bleeding and I feel my ovaries like burning. Is it normal?

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

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Had cervical exam done today found out I have a cervical polyp now I have mild cramp and slight bleeding. Normal after exam?

Had cervical exam done today found out I have a cervical polyp now I have mild cramp and slight bleeding. Normal after exam?

Normal: Hi Candi,

You had an exam that discovered a polyp. Often these, when manipulated by an instrument or during pelvic exam, can bleed, The physician may have tried to remove it. This can cause the uterus to cramp. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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