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Can a connective tissue disorder with body inflammation cause inflamed polyps?

I am a 42 year old who had a hysterectomy May 7 of this year (everything removed -- uterus, fallopian tubes, cervix -- except ovaries). I have had nausea and pain since the hysterectomy and this weekend I began to bleed. Today I saw a NP at my OBGYN office and she found 3 very large polyps near the site where they stitched up my vagina (where the cervix was). She said they had a large blood supply and they are removing them next week at an outpatient surgery center. She said they looked very inflamed. I am also having a vaginal discharge with them (greenish yellow, no odor). I am in significant pain from them. I have been bleeding more since the examination and I would like to know what causes these types of polyps and what the prognosis is...can they return? Are they normally benign? Are there underlying medical causes? I have also been diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder this past year and have a lot of inflammation in my body...could there be a connection here? Thank you for your time.
Wed, 21 Dec 2016
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it is certainly possible that having an inflammatory disorder may have made these polyps inflamed. however, it is hard to know what the risk is that these polyps will come back until they are removed and you find out exactly what they really are. most of the time once they are removed they will not come back. but there are many possible explanations for these polyps. they may be just inflammatory tissue which is often called granulation tissue, they may be vaginal polyps, remnants of the cervix, pieces of the fallopian tubed or many other things. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any more questions.
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