Re: Office procedure for polyp removal sounds barbaric.
I had a polyp removed in the office, she took it out right after she spotted it during the exam, didn't hurt, I felt a little tug, but she was so fast it was really nothing. She gave me a pad afterwards because of the light spotting, then that was it, no drama whatsoever. It's a common procedure, they send the polyp out for testing to make sure its benign. I also had a couple further up the cervix, that required a separate appointment/procedure where I was given a wonderful mild sedative, I took a nap and when I woke up it was over, I had some mild cramping, I put another pad on and took a cab home, and napped off the rest of the sedative. But you shouldn't worry, they remove polyps in the office all the time, ask her if some Tylenol will take care of any pain you may have afterwards. For a vaginal polyp you can walk right out the office.
**Edit* If she is saying you'll need a suture then yes the local anesthesia is the way to go. After you wake up (twilight nap) you can lay there for a few until you feel you can get up.
Last edited by AngieNYC; 06-11-2007 at 06:26 PM.