Smear test

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Hi all, im guessing this is common but not to me so having to ask, i went for my regular smear test, as she did it she said.....oh you have a polyp, you will have to see the doctor, anyway i was refured to the hospital, so i was wondering what im to expect if anyone can help, my smear test came bacl clear by the way, thanks to all info you have xx

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    Ladies often are diagnosed with a polyp[s] after they have experienced bleeding/spotting after intercourse. As you havent mentioned any bleeding you are just going to be checked out for more polyps and you will be asked about any bleeding. You may be told the polyp should be removed and this can be done in Outpatients. If you decide it is giving you no problems you can decide not to have it removed,but in that case you will probably be told either to have it checked at the hospital or with your doctor at regular intervals. Polyps can grow and make smear tests difficult. A very very small percentage can turn cancerous,which is why it is a good idea to go along with the removal,so that a biopsy can be done.

    Sometimes gynaecologists like to do a hysteroscopy to find out if there are any polyps inside the uterus. This would all be explained to you.

    Removal in Outpatients clinic is very simple and you may experience a little bleeding. No intercourse for 3-4 days until you have healed. You may experience an ache like a period ache afterwards so try to rest for 24 hours.

    Above all,dont worry.  

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      Thankyou very VERY much for the reply, no ive had no bleeding, no pain, nothing at all except worry since i went for the smear test, as i said the smear came back all clear so was a bit confused, i have to go to the hospital on the 8th may so not too long to wait now, just a knee replacement 4 weeks ago so a little fed up of hospitals and doctors at the moment even though they had been fantastic, many thanks once again for putting my mind at rest x
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    Hi to anyone whos interested, just a quick update, been to hospital the doctor said it didn't look nasty but he would take it out if i wanted, so out it came, feel so much better now, feel like ive had an M O T

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