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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Polyp Removal (Overview)

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 the risk of cancer.


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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
53 Doctors shared insights

Polyp Removal (Overview)

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 the risk of cancer.


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What is the definition or description of: polyp removal?

What is the definition or description of: polyp removal?

Cut it off: 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 the risk of cancer. ...Read more

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Is mild bleeding three days after d & c and polyp removal normal?

Is mild bleeding three days after d & c and polyp removal normal?

Yes it is.: Your doctor should have informed you that mild vaginal bleeding is normal after such procedures. In the absence of fever and large blood clots per vaginam, you should be fine and able to wati until your pathology review appointment in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I experienced a strong burning sensation that lasted for a few hours after polyp removal. It still hurts to sit down. Is this common?

I experienced a strong burning sensation that lasted for a few hours after polyp removal. It still hurts to sit down. Is this common?

Colon?: If this is a colon procedure, there may be some trauma in manipulating the scope. However if the pain fails to subside or gets worse in the next 24 hrs, call the doctor who did the removal. ...Read more

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I had dnc's in '04, '08, '12 for polyp removal. Symptoms again. Is another dnc the answer? Should I get a second opinion? An I at risk for adhesions?

I had dnc's in '04, '08, '12 for polyp removal. Symptoms again. Is another dnc the answer? Should I get a second opinion? An I at risk for adhesions?

Up to you: First you discuss with your doctor, will explain the reason, and alternative treatments if you are not satisfied, yes take a second opinion, you will be surprised your own doctor will help you ...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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How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

Endoscopic surgery: Nasal polyps are usually removed endoscopicly with you asleep. Singular or small ones may be removed in an ENT doctor's office while you are awake. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

What is the definition or description of: nasal polyp removal?

Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are benign growths that form in response to chronic inflammation. They cause nasal airflow blockage, congestion, etc. And are associated with chronic sinus infection. Polyps are removed through the nose, under endoscopic camera guidance, with fine-tipped steel instruments or tissue shaver, usually along with opening of the sinus passages ("functional endoscopic sinus surgery" (fess). ...Read more

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Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Nasal polyp removal absolutely necessary or can one wait (for how long)?

Sleep apnea too?: In addition to what dr. Bernstein joel answered: do you have any signs or symptoms associated with sleep apnea? If so, some cases have been cured or relieved by the removal of nasal polyps. A careful ENT exam can help reveal whether or not it causes obstruction, and whether it should be removed for this reason. ...Read more

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Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

Is it odd to have three colon polyps removed during the same procedure, or is multiple-polyp removal common?

No: It is not odd to have several polyps removed at the time of a colonoscopy. The intent is to remove all polyps found unless you happen to have familial polyposis in which case there may be thousands of polyps and obviously they can't all be removed. ...Read more

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I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

I had a septoplasty and nose polyp removal. I don't seem to feel any benefits. Is this typical? I honestly feel worse now than before.

See your specialist: Make sure you are doing everything your doctor told you to do. Make an appointment with the surgeon to discuss your symptoms and to get an exam. You may have some swelling in there. ...Read more

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I recently had a d&c for a polyp removal. Will my next period be on time, or will the d&c have acted as a period and the next one will be a month away?

I recently had a d&c for a polyp removal. Will my next period be on time, or will the d&c have acted as a period and the next one will be a month away?

Cycles and D and C: After a d and c the lining will need to regenerate and although hormonally the cycle and ovulation will be normal, the lining may take a cycle or 2 to normalize. Usually it happens fairly quickly, if not normal in 1 to 2 cycles you should follow up with your regular provider. ...Read more

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What's invovled with nasal polyp removal surgery?

What's 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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Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Nasal polyp removal surgery - is it an easy or painful procedure?

Not usually painful: Nasal polyp surgery today is either performed with an endoscope or a microscope. Depending on the surgeon's experience and training, almost all the nasal and sinus inflammation can be removed. However, you should know that this is a genetic disease and recurrences are common. The nose is frequently packed for a few days. Pain is moderate but pressure in the face may be significant. ...Read more

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Last May 22, 2017 I had undergone a polyp removal, after which I was diagnosed with simple hyperplasia and with left ovarian cyst?

Last May 22, 2017 I had undergone a polyp removal, after which I was diagnosed with simple hyperplasia and with left ovarian cyst?

Unclear question: The information you provided is not a cause for concern. However it is not clear if you have a question.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had no pain with Saline US, only thing I felt was initial insertion of catheter. Will I feel same with mini hysteroscopy? Will I feel polyp removal?

I had no pain with Saline US, only thing I felt was initial insertion of catheter. Will I feel same with mini hysteroscopy? Will I feel polyp removal?

See Below: The hysteroscopy causes a bit more cramping than a saline infusion ultrasound but its still bearable. Polyps don't usually have any nerves in them so you shouldn't feel much when the polyp is removed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I had a dnc for polyp removal (not miscarriage). Will my next period come on time or be about a month after the dnc?

Hard to say: If you had a d;c then it can take 4-6 weeks for lining to build up again enough so that you would have a period. Having said that, if they didn't scrape all the lining off, then you could have a period at the normal time. Either way, a small amt of abnormality following this surgery would be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Colonic mucosa within normal limits. Pathology report on Polyp removal?

Colonic mucosa within normal limits. Pathology report on Polyp removal?

Good news!: That sounds like the doctor saw something worrisome and then took a sample, but when they looked at the sample under the microscope it turned out that nothing was wrong. That's good news! I hope you feel better soon. ...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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Best hospital or clinic for nasal polyp removal?

Many available: Many otolaryngologist in group or solo practice or affiliated with a hospital have a wealth of experience in nasal polypectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery with or without sinuplasty. Consult with otolaryngologists in your area so you can discuss your treatment. Go with who you are must comfortable with. Good luck! ...Read more

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Mild vaginal bleeding after colon polyp removal?

Mild vaginal bleeding after colon polyp removal?

Unlikely: It is very unlikely that your vaginal bleeding is related to a colon polyp removal. ...Read more

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Will taking a stool softener help me from not bleeding post polyp removal?

Will taking a stool softener help me from not bleeding post polyp removal?

No: I can understand the question but stool consistency is not a factor for post-polypectomy bleeding. ...Read more

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Bleeding from uterine biopsy and polyp removal ten days after procedure. Is this normal? Not sure if starting a normal period now or still bleeding?

Bleeding from uterine biopsy and polyp removal ten days after procedure. Is this normal? Not sure if starting a normal period now or still bleeding?

Hard to tell: It's possible either way. It might be normal to have some bleeding/spotting after removal of polyp and biopsy of uterus. Likewise, it could be your period. If it's time for your period, then that's what it likely is. Wait another month and see if next month's cycle is normal. Hopefully doctor called you by now to tell you everything's normal! ...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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Polyp removal surgery done on6/28.No pain & little discharge after that. Regular periods started on 7/10.But very heavy bleeding till today. Plz advise.

Polyp removal surgery done on6/28.No pain & little discharge after that. Regular periods started on 7/10.But very heavy bleeding till today. Plz advise.

Vag bleeding: First, is it unusual for you what you described?
There may be a chance the surgery played a role as there were some medications that may have affected your body. I would start out with Ibuprofen or Naproxen unless contraindicated as anti-inflammatories have been shown to reduce up to 75% of the volume of vaginal bleeding. Before you recur to those, please call your ENT to get the green light. ...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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Polyp removal not done at gp's as planned, referred to hospital incase of bleeding. Worried thought it was simple to remove. Appt in 8 weeks. No symptoms - been there 2 years since pap, which was clear?

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Size: The larger something is, the more likely it is to bleed. It sounds like upon further exam, you gp felt it would be safer to do it in an or so that there is additional support if needed if you bled more than expected. This sounds like an additional safety measure, is all. ...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