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I have been referred to see a specialist, as a regular smear i had done a few weeks back, but during the smear they found a large polyp on the cervix, completely covering the opening to the womb. I already been told by my g.p because of the size of it i have to have a operation at hospital to have the polyp removed. Has anyone had this done. ? I am very nervous.

Sheila x

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http://www.intelihealth.com/IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/9339/10557.html#diagnosis
 

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Hi Sheila,

I have had a polyp removed during a routine pap/exam, but it was small about the size of a nickel, and the ob/gyn removed it right there in the office, and showed it to me. She said they are usually 99% non-cancerous. It was sent to the lab anyway and the results later showed no cancer.

Sorry that is all the experience I can tell you. I wish you well :)

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Hiya Sheila

Nice to see you :) I dont have personal experience of this but my friend had one removed about 18 months ago. It was also quite large and she had to go to the Day Ward in her local hospital. They administered a general anaesthetic, carried out the procedure and she was discharged within a few hours. She had to have someone with her to bring her home but other than that he had absolutely no problems with the operation or since then.

Its always nerve wracking having to go into hospital for anything but this procedure seems to be fairly routine and has excellent outcomes for the vast majority of people.

When are you having it done? I wonder what the cause of the polyp is? On the link attached it said they can be caused by inflammation of the cervix. I was just wondering whether there was a link to your Lupus. It's probably just academic anyway because I suppose it doesnt really matter.

How are you keeping?

Best of luck and let us know when you are going in

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Hi Sheila,
I just wanted to say sorry that you have to go and have his done, good luck, akthough it not nice I am sure it will be a relief when it is over and done with.
I was also really interested as in whether polyps are related to inflammation.
When I first began to get sick a few years back I had a polyp appear, mine is inside my nose and although a bit uncomfortable at ties I have not yet had to have it removed as it only causes a very very slight obstruction to my breathing. But it did interest me as to whether polyps may be related to chronic inflammation.
I think I'll do a little bit of digging around and see what I come up with.

good Luck with your op and I wish you a very speedy recovery and try not to worry yourself.

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Hi Sheila,

Good luck with this and try not to worry I do know a few women who have had this and it was a fairly minor procedure. Let us know how you get along :luck:

Interesting thought about the inflammation factor Joan, when I had my hysterectomy 9 years ago pathology read I had severe inflammation of the cervix - got me wondering now.

Hi Cad,

Not sure about the inflammation factor in nasal polyps. I do know they can occur with long standing chronic hayfever and also sinus problems, so it stands to reason there is probably a link to inflammation. Do you have either of those?

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Hello Sheila
I'm sorry you have this new concern. I have no personal or even anecdotal knowledge but it seems nothing much to worry about except nobody wants to have to have any procedures on top of verything else.
One thing you may have to keep an eye out for is full pre surgery consultations between your docs to see what to do about your medicines ( and any supplements) and so they are fully informed of your health status. That's for the anesthetist too. They might want you to take some pred afterwards, or something, or plan to keep you in overnight, I wouldn't know. I don't know how that works in the UK but for hernia repair op in USA my rheumy spoke with the surgeon and then I was advised about my meds, stopping them for ten days before in my case. And of course the surgeon spoke with the anesthetist.

Angied had an annoying experience recently when she went for a pre-op consultation & that team decided they weren't going to do it after all because of possible complications with APS. She could have been saved a lot of trouble and anxiety if they had all got their act together properly. All the best Sheila - let us know how you get on and I hope some day you'll feel up to posting again. I'm glad you feel able to ask us for help.

Try not to worry because it doesn't help anything. The likelihood is that it will go smoothly. And I hope you won't have to wait long

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Thanks Ladies for your replies and support. I go to see the specialist first, but it was my g.p who examined me again on Wednesday, that told me the polyp would have to be removed by operation as the polyp was too big to removed by her, as some polyp's are so small that a G.P can remove them. I also have to have a scan done of my pelvic area, to make sure nothing in the womb or ovaries is going on. When my G.P examined me on Wednesday (similiar to a smear test) she also saw that the cervix is red and inflammed. My G.P has referred me as urgent. I think my worry is that some polyp can be cancerous, so that kinda got me worried, but had my smear result back and its negative. G.P hopes that I am seen within 3 weeks. She has but urgent on the request form, but lets wait and see. Thanks again for all the advice AND about the meds too. I shall bring my meds when I go To see the specilaist with me. I am on 17 different types a day now. oh I told my G.P also that the past 9 months I been bleeding so heavy during my periods, and that my periods have also been lasting 12 to 14 days. This can be the sign of having a polyp she told me. Anyway again ladies thanks for everything. I let you know how it all goes.

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Hi Shiela,
I had severe nasal polyps in my nose and throughout my sinus cavity. I had surgery two years ago to remove them before I was diagnosed with lupus. I recently had a ct scan of my brain and there are signs of extensive paranasal sinus disease. I wonder if this is a lupus related condition. I do get mouth ulcers or thrush on my inner mouth and tongue, also. Is this just a lupus thing?
 

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Hi Sheila, sure hope it oes al lok for you, as others have said try not worry, my friend had one removed, siad it was ok, nothing to worry about


you take care Lin xx
 

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Thanks again Ladies for your replies and support.

forever hopeful, the only thing I have been experiencing is very heavy periods and these are lasting longer than usally. Got a appointment to see the specialist on Jan 15th. Let you know how it goes.

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Just to let you ladies know I went for a scan today and had to have a camera thing done also to look at my cervix, womb and ovaries. Well they found the polyp on my cervix which I knew about, 2 cysts on my right ovary and a cyst on my womb.
They can't get me in to see the specialist earlier than 15th Jan GRRRR. But Hey I will try and not worry. Just was not expecting them to find anymore lumps :sad: Thanks again for all your support. Hope you all had a good day.
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Gosh Sheila, a right turn up for the books :( Let's hope it won't be too long before they can get it all sorted out.

Make sure you're not anemic.

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Thanks Clare. Cant get me in until 15th January. I trying not too worry.
Shall let you all know how the appointment goes...

Hugs to you All
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I had a cervical polyp removed about three years ago, before I was diagnosed with SLE.
It was carried out as a Day Case. I was told that my cervix was very inflamed. Previously I had had many smears showing inflammation, but no infection or precancerous damage. My polyp was benign but had caused a lot of bleeding and was quite big. The procedure went fine and caused me no trouble afterwards. Good luck!
 

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Thanks Phlox, I think for me knowing I had a cervix polyp was fine, as knew they will have to operate, but finding 3 lumps on my womb and Ovaries shocked me. I also had tests taken, as they said my Cervix is very inflammed. Thanks for your reply

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Hi Sheila

Im sorry to hear about these cysts. What a worry for you :hugbetter: Im sure January 15th can't come quick enough so you can get this over and done with and find out what you're dealing with.

If its of any comfort Sheila, there is a much greater chance of the cysts being benign than cancerous. Of course one can never be sure and you won't rest until you know. I will keep my fingers crossed that they can be dealt with safely and easily :hug:

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I had polyps removed, in fact, I had so many polyps, millions the doctor said, in my uterus, on the cervis. They did a D&C and cleaned and removed them. I had a mass removed from the cervix. Fast forward ended up getting the uterus out not because of polyps though.

The cysts on ovaries sometimes go away on their own. In fact, cysts on the ovaries are rather normal depending on what types of cysts they are. Some come and go. Let's keep our fingers crossed that yours will shrink down and disappear.

The surgery is a day surgery and a simple procedure. I don't mean to minimize the procedure as any surgery is scary. But it is fast, one that is performed quite frequently and the recovery time fast too. So long as that is all they are doing.

So try to be positive that it will all be sorted out and maybe just removal of the polyp and a fast recovery.

Let us know how you make out and good luck.
 

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Dear Sheila T.
I am also waiting for a gynae op. Been going through all the scans and cameras just like you. They won't do it at my local Hossy (2 mins from home) so am expecting to go to Southampton as an In patient.
Hope all goes well for you.
x Lola
 
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