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.

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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...