Do you think other cervical problems are connected with LS

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Was diagnosed with LS three months ago.  My GP discovered this when I had a routine smear test.  Forgot to say before she also said when she was doing the smear test she saw a polyp.  I have now been referred to gynae.  I just wondered if anyone else had polyps and if any of you think there is any sort of connection or had anyone had polyps and LS. 

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    Hi elizab62

    Just saw your post.  I was diagnosed with LS approx three months also, front and rear.  Let your GP know that you have diagnosed LS before having the smear test.  I always opt for the plastic insert over the metal one.  I have only had one polyp diagnosed during a Colonoscopy and they just burnt or cut it off, not sure which method they used but was told it was nothing to worry about, they just remove them.  I would imagine that they would do the same if they found one on a smear test, but not 100% sure.

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      Thanks for replying. Have already had the smear test that's when the Dr noticed it. Have to go to gynae at end of November so hopefully they will remove then.
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    Hi I had a similar scenario to yourself and my polyp was taken out relatively easily with no problems. Not sure if it was coincidence or not.
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    Sounds like it's unrelated. Wiki: "Cervical polyps are most common in women who have had children and perimenopausal women.They are rare in pre-menstrual girls and uncommon in post-menopausal women."

    Are you perimenopausal?

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      I've had 4 children. To be honest I am not sure if I am perimenopausal or post menopausal. I haven't had a period in 4 years and have flushes etc. so I thought I would have been classed as menopausal. However when I went back to hospital to get results of tests relating to LS I noticed on the results it said premenopausal. Am confused. Have to go to Dr tomorrow regarding low iron levels so going to ask him then. Thanks for taking the time to reply. I don't post very often because I feel as I have only been diagnosed I don't really have enough knowledge yet. I do go on most days tho and the other women like yourself are great and very reassuring. It's much appreciated.
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      Perimenopause lasted four years for me. They were rough years. I though menopause was when you haven't had a period in one year. I guess it's testable now...

      Do chime in often, Elizabeth. If I seem to have any knowledge it's only because I'm good at Googling. When someone wonders something, I go look it up.

      I've had LS forever, but did everything wrong for forty years and only got diagnosed a year ago. The more women speak up, the more three-dimensional our group experience gets.

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    just re: low iron.

    there's a lovely elixir called fluovite...related to floradix...which is full of berry extracts that help increase iron levels ...or ferratins....if you can find them or your GP  able to prescribe. Regular iron tablets can be problematic...hope this helps x

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    Good Luck for november....let us know when it is so we can think of you x
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      Thanks Marey will do. However when I seen the Dr. yesterday she told me to stop iron tablets as I have to take a test and the iron has to be out of my system for at least 3 days. Apparently my iron was just below average but as I have had no bleeding etc they want to "check for traces of bleeding in case I have internal bleeding as this could be a sign of bowel cancer" these are my GP's words.  Prob nothing but am trying not to get anxious about it as I can feel a flare up coming on.  Just seems to be one thing after another from I have been diagnosed with LS.
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      please don't worry they are just following protocol.

      you would most likely have had other symptoms...and your iron levels can drop as a causation of thyroid disease anyway its not always easy to maintain optimal levels with the modern diet. Perhaps they'll check your thyroid too?

      sounds like she's being very thorough and just didn't think about how she was coming across!

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      Think your right Marey.  I just feel a litle

      fragile at the minute, think Im still accepting I have LS.  The last two times I have attended with her she has mentioned cancer and I think I am just being over anxious.  I already have been tested for thyriod and it is clear.

      Think I just need to calm down a bit.

       

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