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TiredOTired 08-26-2008 01:34 PM

Polyp on Cervix
Should I worry about a polyp on my cervix? It has been there for about a yr. now. My dr. seems to think it is no problem and that it will "resolve itself" but I think it shouldn't have been there that long if that were the case. In addition, as a teen I was exposed to the HPV virus the one that has been known to cause cervical cancer. My sister has also had precancerous cells removed from her cervix. I am 37.
I am at a cross roads and am unsure as to what direction to go. I am having SEVERE pms/pmdd symptoms and heavy bleeding and moderate/severe anemia. I need to decide which route to take to stop my periods. (I already have my tubes "tied" and don't want more kids.)

My options: going back on the pill/no surgery;
ablation while adding hormones;
NEITHER do anything to lessen my worry about cancer as I have a family history of it. (My mom had a full hysterectomy at my age due to similar issues.)
Or have a partial/full hysterectomy and add hormones.

My doctors are women and tend to want to take the conservative route-meaning they want me to have a mirena iud and do no surgery. I have an appointment next week and will be deciding which route to take. Anyone????

Pickle Eyes 08-26-2008 06:21 PM

Re: Polyp on Cervix
Hi TiredOTired.

I'm wondering if you have bleeding with intercourse or bleeding between your periods. Is your doctor sure the heavy bleeding is period related and not the polyp?

You always have the right to go to another doctor. Since you sound unsure of your doctor's conservative decision, you might seek another doctor's opinion.

Take care!

TiredOTired 08-27-2008 12:36 PM

Re: Polyp on Cervix
I do not bleed between periods or with intercourse. I am not sure the polyp is not bleeding. How would I know? I think that drs. nowadays do not remove anything without it having a reason FIRST. I also think that women gynos are less likely to remove parts. I have a woman. I have an appt. to meet with her next week and will see if I get some more answers then. Thanks.

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