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Polyp on cervix

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guineapigqueen · 23/11/2019 13:58

Just had a smear and was told I have a polyp on my cervix. The nurse said it was where she needs to get the sample but would try. I have had the results and all is fine.

I have been referred to a gynaecologist and I am now worrying and feeling very anxious. Can anyone tell me what to expect at the first appointment? And what is likely to happen ?

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catnidge · 24/11/2019 07:39

Hi, you may have an internal scan where they look at the position of the polyp and have a check up.
Sometines polyps can be snipped away, similar to having a smear test.
I had my polyps removed under GA as I had a big list of other gynae issues going on. My polyp was sent away for testing and the results came back benign.
Good luck.

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GrumpyHoonMain · 24/11/2019 07:43

I had a large polyp and my gynaecologist removed it. I had to have silver nitrate and it was painful - suggest you take two ibuprofen and two paracetamol about an hour before you go. Bring a pad too.

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MilkItTilITurnItIntoCheese · 24/11/2019 07:52

I had a scan for mine as it wasn’t clear if it was coming through the cervix which would have needed other treatment. As it was it was on the outside so I was referred to gynae at the hospital and like pp it was removed with silver nitrate. It was a strange feeling but I didn’t find it excessively painful.

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MardyGrass · 24/11/2019 08:57

I had similar this summer.
My GP decided she would try and remove it- if it was large or likely to bleed I would be referred to gynae clinic.
I spent the six weeks waiting to see her feeling so sick and anxious.
However when she went to remove it -it had gone!
Sometimes the taking of the smear can dislodge the polyp.
My understanding is the actual polyp has no nerve supply so it doesn't hurt coming off but generally a good blood supply so there can be a lot of bleeding.

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