What to expect after a cervical polyp is removed?
You may have some watery discharge or get some light bleeding following the procedure. We recommend that you wear sanitary pads (not tampons) until your next period and avoid sexual intercourse until the discharge stops. If you have had the polyp twisted off the discharge may last up to one week.
How long does it take to recover from cervical polyp removal?
Recovery from a polypectomy usually takes about 2 weeks. Patients may feel pain following the procedure, particularly immediately after the procedure. Taking the pain medication the doctor prescribes can help.
How long does pain last after polyp removal?
Recovery is generally quick. Minor side effects such as gassiness, bloating, and cramps usually resolve within 24 hours. With a more involved procedure, a full recovery can take up to two weeks. Your doctor will give you some instructions on how to care for yourself.
Is it painful to have polyps removed?
You may have some discomfort and tenderness after the procedure. Your doctor will give you pain medication to soothe this period-like pain. A warm compress or a heating pad also helps. You may have light bleeding immediately after a uterine polyp removal.
How long do you bleed after a cervical polyp is removed?
You will have some discharge/bleeding which can continue for 2-4 weeks. You should not use Tampons while you are bleeding or passing discharge.
What are the side effects of polyp removal?
After the Procedure
- Fever or chills.
- Heavy bleeding (more than a teaspoon at a time)
- Severe abdominal pain or bloating.
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting.
Should all cervical polyps be removed?
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, all polyps should be removed and examined for signs of cancer.
How much does it cost to have a cervical polyp removed?
How Much Does a Cervical Polypectomy Cost? On MDsave, the cost of a Cervical Polypectomy ranges from $1,278 to $2,011. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.
Is a polypectomy considered surgery?
A polypectomy is the surgical removal of a polyp. Colon polyps can be removed through open abdominal surgery, but more commonly it is performed during a colonoscopy. The endoscopist may snip off a small polyp with a forceps or remove a larger polyp with a snare that burns through the base of the polyp.
How long does it take to heal after polyp removal?
Most women feel better within the first week following surgery; however, do not lift, push or pull any heavy objects for a couple of weeks. Do not resume sexual intercourse or douche until your doctor says it is OK. Full recovery takes about two weeks to allow for internal healing.
What happens if polyps are not removed?
Identifying the Polyps
Hyperplastic polyps do not have the potential to become cancerous. However, some adenomatous polyps can turn into cancer if not removed. Patients with adenomatous polyps have an increased chance of developing more polyps.
How many polyps is considered a lot?
If you have more than one polyp or the polyp is 1 cm or bigger, you’re considered at higher risk for colon cancer. Up to 50% of polyps greater than 2 cm (about the diameter of a nickel) are cancerous.