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What causes cervical polyps? I had a LEEP procedure done to remove polyps in Feb of 07 but then in Nov 07 I went back to the doctor after experiencing severe bleeding during sex & she said I had more cervical polyps but didn't request another LEEP procedure. I'm starting to think that I might have cervical polyps again cause I'm experiencing some of the same things. What causes cervical polyps? Are they dangerous? Will they continue to develop? Is this something that could have been prevented?

What causes cervical polyps?
***The cause of cervical polyps is not completely understood. They may be associated with chronic inflammation, an abnormal response to increased levels of estrogen, or clogged cervical blood vessels.

Are they dangerous?
***Although most cervical polyps are non-cancerous ( benign), the removed tissue should be sent to a laboratory for further examination.Some cervical cancers may first appear as a polyp.

Will they continue to develop?
***Typically, polyps are benign and easily removed. Regrowth of polyps is uncommon.

Is this something that could have been prevented?
***Infections should always be treated in a timely manner.


What can be done to prevent the condition?
Little can be done to prevent cervical polyps. Routine pelvic exams may decrease the risk of cancer of the cervix developing from the polyp.
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I'm 23 years old, I just had a Sigmodoscopy and the doctor found a tiny polyp in my colon, am I considered young to have polyps?

Polyps are usually benign lumps that are easily removed. Did the dr seem concerned? Was there a condition dr was concerned about to have him give you an exam? It's usually given over the age of 50. You can get polyps at any age.  (+ info)

What do polyps in your stomach and colon mean?

I have 3 polyps in my stomach and one in my colon that is enveloped by something unidentifiable per my doctor. All have been biopsied and sent off but I have to wait more than 2 months to see my doctor again. I'm worried about this long wait and it being cancer.

They are little growths, like pouches, but they are not diverticulitis. They are fairly common, and can not be avoided, except by a vigorous fiber intake. They can be snipped out using a scope with camera, and scissors.  (+ info)

How to prevent growth of nasal polyps after operation?

I recently had an operation of nasal polyps which the doctors removed. People say that the polyps can regrow in months. Is this so? If so, what should I do?

Polyps can regrow quickly. See the links below for more information.

http://www.drmirkin.com/morehealth/8988.html  (+ info)

How long would it take for Nasal Polyps to grow back after surgery?

I had surgery last november to remove Lots of nasal polyps (like seriously loads, every sinus was blocked) and its been about 4 months now and my nose now feels just as bad as before and i can't breathe again? How long does it take for them to grow back?

it may take around 6 months and sometimes more.. its better you check the articles i found in allergy liberation UK for your doubts regarding sinus and lots, its really worth to read from this site, you can check that here

http://www.allergyliberation.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=39  (+ info)

Are fibroids, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps a precursor to cancer?

I'm 44 and had heavy menstrual bleeding. Ultrasounds and MRI showed three small fibroids, focal complex hyperplasia and polyps. I've been trying natural remedies which have improved menses dramatically, no longer heavy, nor as painful. Should I still have hysteroscopy or other procedure done, or does the resolution of symptoms mean I'm OK?

Not a precursor to cancer. Chances are the pain and bleeding will return. Interuterine scraping is another option, but I hear it is painful and not always effective. Hysterectomy may be another option for you if you just want to be done all together.  (+ info)

Can Polyps in Maxiliary sinuses lead to Cancer?

I have some polyps in my maxiliary sinuses. And I have a strange snoring trouble. I can feel the polyps by touching the sides of my jaw. Will it lead to cancer or can i go for some surgeory/ Currently I am taking medicines.

Polyps are common teardrop-shaped growths that form around the openings to the sinus cavities. A polyp resembles a peeled, seedless grape. Unlike polyps in the colon or bladder, polyps in the nose are not tumors and DO NOT SUGGEST an increased RISK OF CANCER. They are merely a reflection of inflammation, although there may be a family history of the problem. The doctor may perform a biopsy of the polyp to ensure that it is not a cancer.-  (+ info)

What are sinus polyps and should I have them removed?

Ive had reocurring allergy symptoms for a few years now and they have been getting worse. I got a xray scan and they found small polyps in my nose. Now, could they be messing with my allergies and creating mucus runoff towards the back of my throat? Should I have them surgically removed?

I had them burnt out of my nose about 4 years ago, and it was the best decision I have even made. My nose bled for a couple of weeks after, which is normal, but since them I have had no problems. I would definitely look at having them removed.  (+ info)

What factors should drive treatment choices within the range of options to address adenomatous colon polyps?

There appears to be a range of discretion in the medical literature about treating a proliferation of precancerous ("adenomatous") colon polyps - from periodic surveillance colonoscopy with polectomy, to surgery to remove some or all of the colon? What are the factors and considerations a patient and doctor should consider in determining an appropriate course of treatment within this range of options?

What kind of medical literature are you reading?
I have no idea what a polectomy is, but there is no reason to remove part of the colon simply because you had polyps..  (+ info)

Is there a natural way(no surgery) to shrink nasal polyps?

I have had three operations for nasal polyps and they are back again. The ENT is reluctant to operate once more. Can Caster Oil shrink polyps? I have frequent sinus infections and I am at a loss as to what to do.

my aunt has the same condition and so does my cousin, and both of them had to get surgery. They tried the various remedies but nothing seemed to work. For them the surgery is what ended the polyps.  (+ info)

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