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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Cervical Polyps

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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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What're the differencse between cervical cysts and cervical polyps?

What're the differencse between cervical cysts and cervical polyps?

Fluid/mucus: A cyst is mucous or fluid filled usually due to a blocked gland. A polyp is a (usually benign) growth on a stalk , like a skin tag, usually due to some type of inflammation. ...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 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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Are cervical polyps always removed and biopsied during d&c's?

Are cervical polyps always removed and biopsied during d&c's?

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

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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

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