What is the treatment of endocervical polyps?

How are endocervical polyps removed?

Polypectomy is an outpatient procedure typically performed in a doctor’s office or outpatient clinic. A speculum is inserted into the vagina to expose the cervix. For polyps with a “stalk,” they can usually be removed by using forceps to grasp and gently twist the polyp until it is released from the cervix.

Are endocervical polyps common?

The endocervical polyps are the most common type; they usually occur in premenopausal women. They typically arise from the cervical glands in the endocervix. The ectocervical polyps are more common in postmenopausal women and arise from the outer surface layer cells of the cervix within the ectocervix.

Can cervix polyps be cured by medicine?

Treatment of cervical polyps

Doctors don’t routinely remove cervical polyps unless they cause symptoms. Removing cervical polyps is a simple procedure that your doctor can perform in their office. No pain medication is necessary.

Should all cervical polyps be removed?

Cervical polyps are usually not cancerous (benign) and can occur alone or in groups. Most polyps are small, about 1 centimeter to 2 centimeters long. Because rare types of cancerous conditions can look like polyps, all polyps should be removed and examined for signs of cancer.

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What causes polyps on your cervix?

The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They may result from infection. They can also result from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal.

Should I worry about uterine polyps?

ANSWER: It is rare for uterine polyps to be cancerous. If they aren’t causing problems, monitoring the polyps over time is a reasonable approach. If you develop symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding, however, then the polyps should be removed and evaluated to confirm that there is no evidence of cancer.

What happens if uterine polyps are not removed?

Uterine polyps, once removed, can recur. It’s possible that you might need to undergo treatment more than once if you experience recurring uterine polyps. If the polyps are found to contain precancerous or cancerous cells, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may become necessary.

How are endocervical polyps diagnosed?

The diagnosis of most cervical polyps takes place during routine pelvic examinations or Pap smear tests. If polyps are present, a doctor may wish to remove them. The doctor will also take tissue samples, called biopsies, of the polyps to check whether they are cancerous or benign.

Can polyps go away on their own?

In premenopausal women, polyps often go away on their own and may require no additional treatment if you are not having symptoms and have no other risk factors. In some cases, uterine polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.

What does cervical polyp bleeding look like?

Most cervical polyps do not cause any symptoms. Some polyps bleed between menstrual periods or after intercourse. Rarely, polyps become infected, causing a puslike discharge from the vagina. Polyps are usually reddish pink and less than 1/2 inch (about 1 centimeter) in diameter.

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