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Title says it all really. Went to the sexual health clinic for a couple of sti tests this evening and she found a polyp on my cervix - about the size of her little finger nail. I have had some abdo pain and bleeding after sex.
She wants me to return in 2 weeks, as wants the doctor to take a look. She says the cervix looks healthy but I am now scared shitless. Due a smear next month too which I have booked.
So people can you help me out?
- Can these be cancerous? - What happens next? - Do they remove them? - How do they remove them? - What's the recovery time?
That's a bit weird, I just came back from a scan today (abdo) & she said that I have a polyp and that its nothing to worry about. I think her words were 'it's just like a flap of skin'. That's what'll be causing the bleeding, so they are a nuisance but completely harmless
I don't think polyp's are cancerous, im not even sure if they are pre-cancerous, so the important thing is you get them treated and you get that smear test. The bleeding after sex could be cervical erosion which is fine and nothing to worry about. However very rarely bleeding after sex could be related to cervical cancer which is why they want to do a smear.
When was your last smear? and if your about to say that you've never had one or it was 5 years ago then don't wait until next month go and get it done tomorrow.
I had two polyps removed last year, had another scan last week and I have two more one in the womb and one on the cervix, the consultant isn't worried and she said they tend to come back when removed anyway. So leaving alone.
Just to add that they are very very very rarely cancerous. I had a uterine polyp and it was responsible for my infertility, it was the size of my womb and I was miscarrying a lot because the egg couldn't embed itself in my womb, no room....
Oh, I had in between bleeding for years before it was discovered. Originally, the cause of the bleeding was thought to be hormonal. I bleed irregularly for about three/four years. It was annoying. I used to run a lot and I would spot heavily then.