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Bleeding polyp

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Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 12:42

I had a routine smear test this morning.
Nurse found something that she wanted a second opinion. Another nurse came in. She then called for a 3rd opinion. So in comes a doctor. I have a polyp on my uterus. And apparently it's bleeding.
I did have spotting a few months ago but it down to stress. I'm 51.
I've been referred to the hospital. They said I should get an appointment in 2 weeks. Anyone else experience this? I'm freaking out and don't want to google too much.

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whattodoforthebest2 · 18/09/2020 12:46

I have had polyps around my cervix during pregnancy on two occasions. They are very easily removed, no pain, the bleeding stops. Absolutely nothing to worry about.

Holothane · 18/09/2020 13:08

I’ve had a polyp removed.

Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 13:11

Did any of you have bleeding polyps?

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Abraid2 · 18/09/2020 13:12

I had one removed during a D&C this week. The doctor didn’t seem particularly concerned but it will be biopsied as routine. He said that at my age, 56, it was less likely to be anything serious (probably my HRT needs tweaking) and you are younger. 🙂

Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 13:30

What's worrying me that the nurses looked very concerned!!

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Abraid2 · 18/09/2020 13:49

The guy who did my ultrasound looked concerned, but then the specialist was relaxed about it all. I’d convinced myself that I was suffering from something quite terrible.

Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 14:06

Yes I'm so scared!! To make matters worse I've just separated from my husband so I have no support at home right now. I asked him to move into our sons bedroom until I have the hospital appointment. We have a 6 year old. I'm freaking out. If it wasn't bleeding then I would be less worried.

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Abraid2 · 18/09/2020 14:21

The way I rationalised it was by looking at the stats and seeing how small a number of people in my demographic were likely to have anything serious and then reminding myself that I felt generally very well. If anything adverse was found it had been discovered very very early and would be treated quickly.

Whatever it is, mine has been removed now. I had to have a GA but it was a day case and apart from feeling slightly crampy and sleepy, it was pretty easy.

Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 14:27

Thank you xx

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Prizepudding · 18/09/2020 20:11

Bleeding with polyps is very normal as they are vascular, mine was picked up due to extremely heavy unmanageable blood loss. I’ve recently had it removed which was a straightforward procedure under GA and the biopsy came back as benign, I think less than 1% turn out to be cancerous so the odds are in your favour.

Millshake01 · 18/09/2020 21:26

Thank you! Xx

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MiniMaxi · 18/09/2020 21:33

I had one removed in January - it hadn’t been bleeding when identified (I just had weird discomfort) but had started bleeding a few weeks before removal. I chose to have it removed under local and it was fine - some discomfort afterwards for about an hour but generally ok.

perfumeistooexpensive · 18/09/2020 21:51

I had a huge one. The size of a plum. Always bleeding. I had surgery. The easiest and most painless op. It was a complete success.

SundayReilly · 18/09/2020 22:34

Had one last year picked up at smear.
Worried myself sick about appt to remove it
However when I went it had fallen off
It bleed for weeks prior to this convinced myself I had all sorts of horrors

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