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Is Vaginal Bleeding Normal Post Cervical Polyp Removal?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Had 4cm cervical polyp removedin hospital under general anaesthesia 2 days ago
Im 43, not sexually active, no kids, not pregnant
Have had mild bleeding since and pelvic cramps, no clots, not heavy.
Was told polyp was large and theycouldnt do hysteroscopy as it obstructed cervix, how long will I bleed and have cramps for?? Am i ok?
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
a week

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Usually the bleeding and cramps should resolve in a weeks time.

It is normal to have these symptoms after a polypectomy.

Do not worry.

You should get the histopathology report of the polyp.

If you have excessive bleeding during periods or endometrial thickening on ultrasound you should go for a hysteroscopy 3 months from now.

Hope this helps.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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Follow up: Dr. Zenab Tambawala (1 hour later)
Can i take ibuprofen & for how long
How much blood is ok
Why do i get cramps and bleeding when they didnt do hysterscopy
See dr in 5 wks time with report
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Answered by Dr. Zenab Tambawala (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
for 3 days

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Since a polyp was removed you will have some bleeding and cramping.
Upto 4 pads per day is ok.
You can safely take Ibuprofen for 3 days.
histopathology report is important.


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Is Vaginal Bleeding Normal Post Cervical Polyp Removal?

Brief Answer: a week Detailed Answer: Hi there, Usually the bleeding and cramps should resolve in a weeks time. It is normal to have these symptoms after a polypectomy. Do not worry. You should get the histopathology report of the polyp. If you have excessive bleeding during periods or endometrial thickening on ultrasound you should go for a hysteroscopy 3 months from now. Hope this helps. Regards.