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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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I have a vaginal polyp does it have to be removed?

Not necessarily: A vaginal polyp may not cause any trouble whatsoever unless it grows and is interfering with sexual function. They may slowly grow and I've seen them protrude through the labia. Most women want them removed but frequently that is unnecessary. ...Read more

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I saw brown stain on my panty yest. Not sure what it is fecal or vaginal. Am menopausal and had polyp removed over 2 months ago.?

I saw brown stain on my panty yest. Not sure what it is fecal or vaginal. Am menopausal and had polyp removed over 2 months ago.?

See a gynecologist.: Place a tampon in your vagina and see if the brown staining still persists. If it does, it is most likely fecal. Check the tampon later and if it is Brown, then you know that it is vaginal. If you are having postmenopausal bleeding then you should definitely see a gynecologist because this could be another polyp, a fibroid, or even cancer. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy and polyp removed 3days ago. I have had thick brown vaginal discharge since. Is this normal.

I had a colonoscopy and polyp removed 3days ago. I have had thick brown vaginal discharge since. Is this normal.

No: Colonoscopy has nothing to do with vaginal situations. If no tumor was detected perforating anterior wall of rectum into vagina, which I suspect is not the case, then vaginal discharge is uterine in origin. Blood that remains in utero and passes to the vagina will decompose and appear as a brown discharge. One must examine the uterus by ultrasound to see what the endometrial lining is like. ...Read more

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I have had in the past year several cysts, a uterine and vaginal polyp with a cyst underneath the polyp. When would you recommend hysterectomy?

I have had in the past year several cysts, a uterine and vaginal polyp with a cyst underneath the polyp. When would you recommend hysterectomy?

OB GYN Consult: You need to talk to a OB GYN MD who is aware of ALL of your GYN issues to give you the best answer. Future childbearing abilities are also a source of consideration. Remember that hysterectomy has complications that can be life threatening to which you have to balance risk versus benefit. ...Read more

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Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Forceps assisted delivery 9w ago and Mirena (levonorgestrel) fitting 4w ago. Dr removed vaginal polyp. Related? Dr explained why hut don't remember. Concerned!

Vaginal Polyp: Polyps are benign growths, almost like pimples. They can cause bleeding and discharge, but otherwise are not a problem. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about ...Read more

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Is it possible that a vaginal ultrasound will misdiagnose a endometrial polyp? Is it possible this is scar tissue from a fiberoil I had removed?

Is it possible that a vaginal ultrasound will misdiagnose a endometrial polyp? Is it possible this is scar tissue from a fiberoil I had removed?

Polyp: Appearance of lesions on imaging is often suitable as a screening test, but as noted by the other physician's answer it could very well be something else. A biopsy will tell with certainty, as a polyp, leiomyoma, scar and hyperplasia, etc, all have very characteristic features on pathology. ...Read more

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Had cervical polypectomy last 2 weeks still have vaginal discharge with blood. My ob-gyne said the root of the polyp cannot be removed. Is it true?

Had cervical polypectomy last 2 weeks still have vaginal discharge with blood. My ob-gyne said the root of the polyp cannot be removed. Is it true?

Yes: Polyps are removed by twisting them off and that sometimes leaves a little stump. Depending on how big the polyp was... If it's very big then might need electrocautery to help stop bleeding. ...Read more

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What does a discolored vulva mean in a 22 year old? I was told at the doctor today that I have a discolored vulva and a polyp on my vaginal wall.

What does a discolored vulva mean in a 22 year old? I was told at the doctor today that I have a discolored vulva and a polyp on my vaginal wall.

Discolored: Vulva? It's not a medical term and it almost surely has little significance. You should ask the doctor what he/she is telling you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a polyp in uterus be found with a trans vaginal ultrasound?

Please tell me, could a polyp in uterus be found with a trans vaginal ultrasound?

A Special One: An endometrial polyp can be clearly with a hysterosonogram. This is a transvaginal study done after saline is injected into the uterine cavity. A routine tv study would likely show only some localized thickening of the endometrium. ...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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Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. Says it's a polyp. Have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Hysterectomy 24 yrs ago. Uterus & cervix removed. Vaginal bleeding. Family Dr. Says it's a polyp. Have a referral to see Gyn. What happens now? I'm 66

Polyp: If there is a polyp there, it is likely that the doctor will remove or at least biopsy it. After a hysterectomy or menopause the most common reason for bleeding is the thinning of the vaginal tissue due to low estrogen levels. This is called atrophic vaginitis. Occasionally, after a hysterectomy there will be granulation tissue or "proud flesh" at the cuff which can resemble a polyp and bleed. ...Read more

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Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Symptoms of bladder polyps?

Bladder polyps: Bladder polyps is not very common, bladder cancer is. Symptoms are usually absent but frequency of urination and blood in the urine are common. ...Read more