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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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What are the chances of hemorrhaging after having a uterine polyp removed?

What are the chances of hemorrhaging after having a uterine polyp removed?

Should be no bleedin: Symptoms of uterine polyp include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, and infertility.
Treatment: currettage. Bleeding should stop. ...Read more

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2cm uterine polyp removed 5 mths ago w/d&c hysteroscopy all benign now have another 2 cm one is this 2 fast growth? Likely benign since was mths ago

2cm uterine polyp removed 5 mths ago w/d&c hysteroscopy all benign now have another 2 cm one is this 2 fast growth? Likely benign since was mths ago

Suspicious: The recurrence of any growth raises a question about its nature in terms of cancer. Your gynecologist will help you to resolve this issue. He/she may recommend a hysterectomy as the best solution so that the problem is taken care of for good. ...Read more

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Can I have my uterine polyp removed on the day of ovulation or after ovulation?

Can I have my uterine polyp removed on the day of ovulation or after ovulation?

Yes: You can as long as there is no chance you are pregnant. So if you are not sexually active that is fine for the month. However, usually it is easier to see and do the procedure earlier in your cycle ...Read more

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Should I have uterine polyp removed 47years old, very low progesterone levels, short cycle

Should I have uterine polyp removed 47years old, very low progesterone levels, short cycle

It: It depends on your symptoms and your biopsy results. If you have had a negative biopsy, then it depends on your symptoms, such as if you are having heavy bleeding or pain. Please discuss these issues with your gynecologist who diagnosed the polyp so that you can make an informed decision. ...Read more

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To clarify, is it really necessary to have a small uterine polyp removed in a 28 yr old with mid cycle bleeding? I don't have bleeding every cycle.

To clarify, is it really necessary to have a small uterine polyp removed in a 28 yr old with mid cycle bleeding? I don't have bleeding every cycle.

Uterine polyps: Uterine polyps are benign growths in the lining of the uterus. They may cause bleeding when twisted to cut off blood supply and result in degeneration. This bleeding does not usually coincide with typical mid-cycle spotting or bleeding from ovulation, so it is not common to have to remove a polyp for :mid-cycle" bleeding, since polyps do not generally cause this to happen at that time. ...Read more

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I had a uterine polyp removed and a d and c how long are you suppossed to bleed after surgery? My surgery was dec 18, 2012 started heavy bleed jan 1

I had a uterine polyp removed and a d and c how long are you suppossed to bleed after surgery? My surgery was dec 18, 2012 started heavy bleed jan 1

Please call your: Doc, as yoru doc knows you and how the surgery went, it is your doc's job to take care of you post-op and u are still post op, it depends on how big polyp was if rest of the tissue is normal, etc., u should not be having heavy bleeding on jan 1st from procedure, that may be a period but call your doc as h or she can do something about it, if you were my pt., would offer u endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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Can't get my small uterine polyp removed until mid-end2018.If I had my polyp for a few mths or longer would my white blood cells be high if cancer?

Can't get my small uterine polyp removed until mid-end2018.If I had my polyp for a few mths or longer would my white blood cells be high if cancer?

Not necessarily: A small polyp, with or without cancer would not materially affect your white cell count. Infection of the polyp, or if the poly is blocking the cervical canal, infection of the tissue behind the blockage is a more likely explanation for elevated WBC count.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?

I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?

Blood from vagina: The blood is more likely coming from your vagina and is not from your urinary tract. If the bleeding persists, call your gynecologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My uterine polyp surgically removed last july. Until now istill have mense started wk ago. And large blood came out. The flow isn't heavy. Is this normal?

My uterine polyp surgically removed last july. Until now istill have mense started wk ago. And large blood came out. The flow isn't heavy. Is this normal?

Well perhaps: You could just be having a heavy period but you should get checked out. Make sure nothing else going on. Get checked ...Read more

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They removed my 2cm uterine polyp and sent it for biopsy monday. They didn't give me a follow up date do you think I'm safe to say its not cancer?

They removed my 2cm uterine polyp and sent it for biopsy monday. They didn't give me a follow up date do you think I'm safe to say its not cancer?

Call: As a rule, if it was something serious, a doctor or nurse would call or make an appointment but it sometimes takes time to get pathology reports and most importantly, nobody is perfect. Things can fall through the cracks and it is your ultimate responsibility to look for your own health. Never assume things are ok because you did not get a call. Hope it is all well for you. ...Read more

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I had a uterine polyp and underwent a surgery to have it removed. It's been 15 days and I've had some spotting for the last 2 days. Is this normal?

I had a uterine polyp and underwent a surgery to have it removed. It's been 15 days and I've had some spotting for the last 2 days. Is this normal?

Vaginal spotting: This is in the time frame of what I would consider to be normal after this procedure, as long as it is just light spotting. If persists for several more days and/or gets heavier, then you should be checked by your GYN. ...Read more

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Is a uterine polyp something to be concerned about or can I put off getting removed? I'm 36 and currently divorced (not sexually active)

Is a uterine polyp something to be concerned about or can I put off getting removed? I'm 36 and currently divorced (not sexually active)

Important: Sometimes they may have a ore malignant or rarely a malignant lesion hi finding in them. This is more likely if you have had a long history of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is a uterine polyp something to be concerned about or can I put off having it removed? I'm 36 and currently divorced (not sexually active).

Is a uterine polyp something to be concerned about or can I put off having it removed? I'm 36 and currently divorced (not sexually active).

No cause for alarm: Endometrial polyps in women under 50, particularly small polyps under 1 cm. Are rarely "something to be concerned about" unless they are assumed to be the cause of excessive or abnormal uterine bleeding. Some may even regress spontaneously. You "can safely put off" your polypectomy under these circumstances or may even request to have a saline sonohysterogram in a few months before deciding. ...Read more

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Mom 68 did pap 7months ago and was clean the dr found Cervical or uterine polyp and asked to be removed, could it still be cancerous if pap was clear?

Mom 68 did pap 7months ago and was clean the dr found Cervical or uterine polyp and asked to be removed, could it still be cancerous if pap was clear?

Unlikely to be Cance: Polyps are usually benign. But they need to be removed as some of them can change into cancer over a period of time. I agree with removal. ...Read more

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If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

If a 6mm uterine polyp is cancerous and uterus normal and ovaries also and if the uterus is removed will that end 100% cancer. If not what re the risk?

Low: A well-differentiated primary adenocarcinoma of the endometrium 6 mm across, confined to the endometrium on pathology exam carries an excellent prognosis, and I would urge you to be thankful and go about your life. You need to get with your physician and get the details -- you have a right to your pathology report. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hi there iv been trying to conceive for 10 years now no hope have been to gynie and they supposebly found a 12mm uterine polyp. Past history befor that iv had appendicitis. Quater of my bowels removed due to appendix erupting. Have also had chlymidia whic

Hi there iv been trying to conceive for 10 years now no hope have been to gynie and they supposebly found a 12mm uterine polyp. Past history befor that iv had appendicitis. Quater of my bowels removed due to appendix erupting. Have also had chlymidia whic

PID/ Salpingitis: From your truncated question it appears that you have been diagnosed in the past with Chlamydia that can cause chronic infections such as salpingitis or pelvic inflammatory disease, up to 10- 15% of affected women becoming infertile. I doubt the polyp is playing a significant role in your problems. You will need a referral to a fertility clinic where you and your partner can be tested accordingly. ...Read more

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

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

Usually: The purpose of a d;c is to sample the lining of the uterus. It is possible that a polyp could be sampled during the d;c but not removed. Likewise for a cervical polyp. A hysteroscopy may be necessary to completely remove a polyp. Whatever tissue is retrieved, is is almost always sent to the pathologist for microscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a uterine polyp?

What is a uterine polyp?

Endometrial polyps: A uterine polyp is an overgrowth of the tissue that lines the uterus, the endometrium. The polyps vary in size and may cause irregular vaginal bleeding or heavy menstrual bleeding or occasionally bleeding associated with intercourse. They may also exist without symptoms as an incidental finding on a sonogram. ...Read more

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Is a 2cm uterine polyp consider very large?

Is a 2cm uterine polyp consider very large?

Kind of: A 2 cm polyp is a decent size. If this is an endometrial polyp your doctor can remove it hysteroscopically. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether I passed a uterine polyp?

Microscopy of polyp: Only if you bring content for microscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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Does possible uterine polyp and probable uterine polyp mean the same thing?

Does possible uterine polyp and probable uterine polyp mean the same thing?

Same thing: These terms mean the same thing. They saw a shadow on imaging and think it is a polyp but are not 100% sure. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What percentage of time/how common is it to get a 2nd uterine polyp or for 1 2 grow back after removal of a polyp? Ave length of time this happens?

Hard?: Uterine polyps are not that common to begin with. I am not sure what procedure was performed to remove them. If that was a d&c, then the polyp or polyps got removed entirely and it should not regrow quickly unless it is cancerous. If it regrew and the biopsy was not cancer, then it could have been that it was not removed in the first place. Anyway, we need more details on that. ...Read more

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At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

Any: The large majority are benign but they need to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Could one uterine polyp cause swelling?

Could one uterine polyp cause swelling?

Probably not: A uterine polyp is not likely to have any systemic effects and is not likely to impact fluid retention that causes swelling. ...Read more

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Can I have IVF with a small uterine polyp?

Can I have IVF with a small uterine polyp?

Yes: You can, although most ivf docs recommend removing anything abnormal form inside the uterus prior to embryo transfer. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: Endometrial polyps are friable (which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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2cm uterine polyp small enough to do office hysteroscopy?? Previous one done for smaller one never felt

2cm uterine polyp small enough to do office hysteroscopy?? Previous one done for smaller one never felt

Consult with your MD: Every doctor has a different comfort level with what they're willing to try in the office. A Larger polyp will take more time to remove hysteroscopically and if you're willing to go through the discomfort of a procedure for a while then that would be helpful to let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Just was told I have a uterine polyp about 7.2cm. What is the treatment, is it considered small or large and should I be concerned?

Symptomatic?: 7.2 cm is a fairly large polyp, the non pregnant uterus is about 7.6 cm. I assume that you had symptoms that led to finding the polyp. If you can live with the symptoms then you can live with the polyp. If the symptoms are not bearable or get worse then you should have it surgically removed. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more


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