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Treatments For Cervical Polyps
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
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
Is it best to get a small cervical polyp removed or wait to see if goes away (no signs except learned about during pap)?
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
Yes: Nearly always if the physician knows there are polyps there she/he will remove them during a d;c. If doctor knows there is only one polyp, then d;c is sufficient. If there may be multiple polyps then a hysteroscopy, d;c might be preferable. But a polyp can always contain small amount of cancer cells so doctors typically always like to remove them and send to pathology to examine microscopically. ...Read more
Probably: It is very possible there will be a little bleeding associated. ...Read more
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
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?
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