How long does it take to recover from polyp removal from the uterus?

How painful is uterine polyp removal?

During the procedure, a patient may feel pressure or pulling, but should feel no pain. Depending on the location of the polyp and other factors, a doctor may give the patient pain medication before, during, or after the procedure. When polyps are very large, it may be necessary to remove them through an incision.

Can I go back to work after uterine polyp removal?

Many patients worry about uterine polyp removal recovery time, but recovery is quick; after a single polypectomy, patients can return to work the next day and expect a full recovery within two weeks.

How long do you bleed after cervical polyp removal?

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. Sexual intercourse should also be avoided.

Is it necessary to remove uterine polyps?

However, polyps should be treated if they cause heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, or if they are suspected to be precancerous or cancerous. They should be removed if they cause problems during pregnancy, such as a miscarriage, or result in infertility in women who want to become pregnant.

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Do uterine polyps grow quickly?

After a period, the lining grows rapidly under the influence of hormones like estrogen. Polyps are areas that grow a little too much. As they grow, they usually fan out but remain attached to a small stalk, kind of similar to a bush or a tree.

What happens after polyps are removed?

After polyps are removed, you will need to return for an additional colonoscopy. There is a 25% to 30% chance that a repeat colonoscopy will find additional polyps. How soon you need to return for follow-up depends largely on the size of the polyps found in the first exam.

What can you not do after cervical polyp removal?

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.

Do cervical polyps grow back?

The polyps do not usually grow back. However, someone who has developed cervical polyps in the past does have a higher risk of developing them again. Therefore, they should have routine pelvic examinations to check for new growths.

Should I be worried about a polyp on my cervix?

Polyps on the cervix may not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, see your gynecologist right away if you experience vaginal discharge of white or yellow mucus, or abnormally heavy periods. You should also call your doctor if you experience vaginal spotting or bleeding: after sexual intercourse.

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What does a uterine polyp look like when it comes out?

Cervical polyps are growths that usually appear on the cervix where it opens into the vagina. Polyps are usually cherry-red to reddish-purple or grayish-white. They vary in size and often look like bulbs on thin stems. Cervical polyps are usually not cancerous (benign) and can occur alone or in groups.

How long does polyp removal surgery take?

A polypectomy lasts about 30 to 60 minutes and is an outpatient procedure, allowing patients to return home the same day.