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seeking info on cervical polyps in pregnancy

i wasn't able to find much online. i'm looking for symptomatology and treatment when the polyp can't be seen. also, what kind of complications can it cause if left untreated.
thanks.

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Hi...maybe I can help, and you are welcome to ask more questions.....not sure what you need to know....
How do you know it is a polyp? Usually we see them when we do an exam.
The are 99% benign - but can cause bleeding with intercourse and can sometimes get quite large and bothersome.
They are easily removed - are not a particular problem during pregnancy - and sometimes sluff off during cervical dilation.
If they are removed in the office the area might need to be cauterized to stop bleeding.
Carla

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since they don't all protrude, what are the symptoms when it can't been seen?

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If they don't protrude and get irritated during intercourse, then there might not be any symptoms...Or...you could have spotting not related to menses.
If they protrude and are large, they can cause spontaneous spotting - they are very vascular.
Carla

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Well I see that you want advice from professionals..
but I HAD a cervical polyp during my pregnancy so I thought I would tell you what happened to me.
It bled. I spotted. It scared me to death at first because I thought I was miscarrying, that's how they found it.
They did not want to remove it during the pregnancy and risk impacting my cervix in any way. So I lived with the spotting.
Then it simply fell off at some point.. it was no longer there when I got checked six months after giving birth.

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asherah, (MM) can you tell me in more detail about your spotting? like when did it start, was it red blood or old blood? was there discharge too? was it intermittent or everyday?
thanks!

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It started toward the middle/end of the first trimester, which is why I was initally so scared. As I recall it was mostly old blood.. I guess it would pool up for a while and then spot steadily.
I spent a LOT of time laying on my side, crying and praying, until they found it. They couldn't see mine either at first.
The spotting was intermittant.. I'd spot a couple of days, then not at all for a week, then another couple of days..
I got ultrasounds.. more than I wanted... and they finally could SEE where the spotting/bleeding was coming from. And as my baby grew normally, I got comfortable with it.
It stopped at some point, not sure when.. and then it was just gone. I don't know when it fell off exactly.

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from what i have read, most likely it fell off during labor....
your spotting sounds very much like mine.
my mw wants another u/s, which i'll do one more since she just wants to rule out any placental problems.
but i'm guessing at this point it's a polyp.
it's enough to drive ya insane, eh?
thank goodness i feel the baby moving around so much, otherwise i might be a real basketcase.
thank you so much for sharing. :hug

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sometimes cervixes are just friable and bleed. sometimes there is a low placenta that is near the cervix and it bleeds a bit. or could be a polyp -
things that you can do increase the amount of greens you are eating as it will increase your vitamin K and if the bleeding is from friable it may reduce berries will also help to reinforce vessel walls and that makes for less friable tissues- so less bleeding- often the placenta is a bit low around 20 + weeks and taking a bit of vitamin E because you have had some spotting will help with placental attachment. Placenta found to be low on ultrasound during this time period almost always move up- here is a web site that talks about it


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from what i have read, most likely it fell off during labor....
your spotting sounds very much like mine.
my mw wants another u/s, which i'll do one more since she just wants to rule out any placental problems.
but i'm guessing at this point it's a polyp.
it's enough to drive ya insane, eh?
thank goodness i feel the baby moving around so much, otherwise i might be a real basketcase.
thank you so much for sharing. :hug Yeah it was scary. But I kept reminding myself everything really was fine, the baby was fine.. I had an uneventful pregnancy otherwise and ds was healthy and beautiful, so I really had nothing to worry about except my own worry.
I wish you the best...

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sometimes cervixes are just friable and bleed. sometimes there is a low placenta that is near the cervix and it bleeds a bit. or could be a polyp -
things that you can do increase the amount of greens you are eating as it will increase your vitamin K and if the bleeding is from friable it may reduce berries will also help to reinforce vessel walls and that makes for less friable tissues- so less bleeding- often the placenta is a bit low around 20 + weeks and taking a bit of vitamin E because you have had some spotting will help with placental attachment. Placenta found to be low on ultrasound during this time period almost always move up- here is a web site that talks about it

thanks, an earlier u/s already showed me to have a high anterior placenta. and my MW ruled out the friable cervix, since she said that the bleeding is coming from the os, rather than where she would expect it to bleed from if it was friable. plus, the blood is always old and in small amounts... like it's pooling somewhere or seeping slowly and then coming out. and i have discharge too. which apparently polyps can cause chronic inflammation of the cervix and this is the kind of mucus you would see from inflammation.
i think it's an internal polyp, though my mw is skeptical. she was skeptical about my BV too until the culture came back positive. :wink


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