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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?

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

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


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Is cervical polyp removal done under general or local Anesthesia in obgyn office or with no Anesthesia?

Depends: Hi Candi, It depends on the size and placement of the polyp. A physician may elect to remove a polyp without anesthesia in the office if it is readily visualized with the naked eye and with proper instruments. If a polyp is large and the physician feels that an office proceedure would be uncomfortable to her patient, then he/she may decide that the O. R. would be the best place with anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hi doctr, i hv just had surgery cervical polyp removal last Mon (5 dys ago). im pregnant 12wks. how long is the recovry? when is the safe to have sex?

Hi doctr, i hv just had surgery cervical polyp removal last Mon (5 dys ago). im pregnant 12wks. how long is the recovry? when is the safe to have sex?

Recovery: Your recovery should last approximately 2 to 7 days. After approximately two weeks sex should be okay please consider contacting your physician ...Read more

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Hi doctr, i hv just had surgery cervical polyp removal last Mon (5 dys ago). im pregnant 12wks. how long is the recovry? when is the safe to have sex?

Hi doctr, i hv just had surgery cervical polyp removal last Mon (5 dys ago). im pregnant 12wks. how long is the recovry? when is the safe to have sex?

Call your OB MD: Please contact your OB GYN who removed the polyp and is providing continuing care for your pregnancy who can give you the most accurate answers to your questions. ...Read more

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I just had cervical polyp removal. We are trying to conceive. And I am in my fertile window, next 2-3 days. Is it ok to have sex after 48 hrs?

I just had cervical polyp removal. We are trying to conceive. And I am in my fertile window, next 2-3 days. Is it ok to have sex after 48 hrs?

Yes, it: Should be fine but you may experience some spotting, i would give it another day and you may can avoid this. You may want to refer this to the doc that removed it, however. ...Read more

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Should it be given antibiotic to prevent infection after cervical polyps removal?

Should it be given antibiotic to prevent infection after cervical polyps removal?

Not necessarily: If the polyp is on the external surface of the cervix there is little risk of infection. Your doctor may ask you to avoid intercourse or putting anything into your vagina. If the cervix must be dilated, a physician my be concerned about infection and choose to use an antibiotic. But it isn't absolutely necessary either way. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

What are the side effects of vaginally inserted misoprostol to soften the cervix in order to have a hysteroscopy polyp removal?

Please call your doc: I almost always give my Cytotec (misoprostol) vaginal before a hysteroscopy which makes it easier to do the hysteroscopy and i tell my pts possible side effects that they could get from the cytotcec, some women get some side effects usually minor some do not get any side effects please call your doc so your doc can explain what to possibly expect from the miso, that is his or her job to do that! ...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?

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

Polyp Removal (Definition)

In the colon , a polyp is cut off or removed during a special exam called a colonoscopy, for a sample for biopsy to look for cancer, and to remove it in case it is cancer. Cutting it off also reduces ...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