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Doctor insights on: Cervical Polyp Removal

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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 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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Polyp removal recommended. Risks?

Polyp removal recommended. Risks?

Yes: Risks of colonoscopies polypectomy includes bleeding and perforation. Both rare. ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary?

Depends: If you have a nasal polyp on one side - yes it should be removed to make sure it is nothing more serious. Polyps almost always affect both nasal/sinus cavities. If it is seen on only one side - it should be biopsied (or removed). Polyps do not "need to be removed." indications for removal would be 1) if having surgery for chronic sinusitis 2) breathing difficulty 3) trouble smelling. ...Read more

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Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Whats invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

Endoscopic surgery: This is usally an out-patient surgery done using endoscopes. Many times image guided surgery (gps for the sinuses) is used to prevent complications. ...Read more

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Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Possibly: Fibroids are benign growths of uterine muscle and are not cancerous. Rarely, a fast growing fibroid may in fact be a sarcoma or a cancer. A uterine polyp (like a skin tag in the uterus) can be totally benign or may house hyperlastic cells. Endometrial hyperplasia with atypical cells is considered precancerous and should be treated. Bleeding after menopause should always be evaluated. ...Read more

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20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

20 mm polyp removed during colonoscopy. Likelihood of cancer. Family history of colon cancer.

Need more: Information. The type of polyp.who in your family has colon CA, the age of diagnosis and your age ...Read more

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Are either fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Are either fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia, or polyps a precursor to cancer?

Yes: A polyp can be cancerous or precancerous. The exact chance of that depends on several factors including age, genetics and other medical problems. Hyperplasia has a significant risk of becoming cancer depending on whether there is atypia or not. In general fibroids are not cancerous. But some woman can develop certain types of uterine cancer that look like fibroids. ...Read more

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Can family doctor remove cervical polyp?

Can family doctor remove cervical polyp?

Sometimes: There are primary care doctors who do gyn exams and minor surgeries but i would suggest that this procedure be performed by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Endometrial polyp? Simple cystic hyperplasia, endometrium. Is it cancerous?

Endometrial polyp?  Simple cystic hyperplasia, endometrium. Is it cancerous?

Assuming the polyp: Was removed and "simple cystic hyperplasia" is the final diagnosis in the pathology report, then yes, it is benign. The pathology report needs to be understood in its entirety. It is also important to follow up with your doctor regarding the need for any further workup, if necessary. ...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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Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

Abnormal pap smear-enlarged uterus(11cm)left complex ovarian cyst(new since 7/31/15)and thickening endometrium(10mm)Possibly cancer?Lower abd pain24/7

A cornucopia: You have 5 major reasons for seeing a GYN MD now. This is the "horn of plenty" of symptoms that need immediate evaluation. Surgery may be in your immediate future after biopsy and evaluation. ...Read more

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Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Could surgery remove the ovarian cysts?

Yes.: Surgery can remove ovarian cysts. This can be cystectomy where the cysts are removed but the ovarian is left otherwise intact. It can also be oophorectomy where the entire ovary is removed. Many ovarian cysts, however, can resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells 4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?

Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC  biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells  4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?

All biopsies negativ: That's great news to be celebrated! Do you have a family history of breast or uterine cancer? Are you BRCA positive? Have you had mammograms or colonoscopies done? Why are you petrified? Speak to your doc about your fears and address them. You seem to be partly doing that already. ...Read more

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Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

Can removing a colon polyp 2-3 CM in size hurt?

You'll get Medicated: You'll be anesthetized, whether the polyp is removed through the scope or through a surgical procedure. Most importantly, it needs to come out, be tested, and you be treated effectively based on the results. ...Read more

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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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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

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

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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Cd10 cervical polyp removal is scheduled.my obgyn told to take Misoprostol 100mcg night before procedure.started taking clomid today for cd5-9.safe?

Cd10 cervical polyp removal is scheduled.my obgyn told to take Misoprostol 100mcg night before procedure.started taking clomid today for cd5-9.safe?

Confirm with doctor: It is a bit unusual to be scheduled for a polypectomy during the same menstrual cycle that one is also taking Clomid. Consider contacting the prescribing doctor and verifying the instructions. More commonly the polyp would be removed and then Clomid would be prescribed on a subsequent cycle. ...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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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 ...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?

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 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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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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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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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