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What is the treatment for polyp detected in smear examination and irregular periods?

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hi at a smear yesterday I was told I have a polyp. im wating for an appointment for a scan to check womb lining. I am 48 and have had heavy and missed periods for 18months WHY hasn't my doc said anything about removing this polyP. im so worried
Posted Sun, 26 Jan 2014 in Vaginal and Uterus Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 10 minutes later
Brief Answer: Should be removed. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. A polyp detected at the smear examination is likely to be a cervical polyp. most of the cervical polyps are benign and are asymptomatic- detected incidentally on an examination. 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, ideally all polyps should be removed and examined for signs of cancer. You can request for its removal and histopathological examination on your next visit to your gynecologist. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL
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