Small tumor or growth on the surface of the cervix, which is the part that connects the uterus to the vagina, is called cervical polyp. They are commonly found in middle-aged women. The symptoms include spotting after sexual intercourse, intermenstrual bleeding, and bleeding after menopause.
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My mother has diarrhea, and her stomach is bloated and paining. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, My mom is not feeling well, and I am concerned about internal bleeding. This morning, she had a decreased appetite, foot swelling (right), and diarrhea. She has back pain along with pain and bloating in the abdomen. She just wants to go to bed. She also noticed some spotting in her underw... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Diarrhea, back pain, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite are most probably due to a colon cause, which could be an inflammatory bowel disease or diverticulosis. If these episodes keep coming, your mom will need a colonoscopy to confirm the diagnosis.As for the spotting... Read Full »
I had sex recently, and the next day I had bleeding without any pain. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I had safe sex three days ago, and I started to bleed the next afternoon. I did not feel any pain or discomfort during intercourse, and I am not feeling any pain or discomfort now.There are clots in the blood. There is only bleeding and no unpleasant smell or discharge. The due date fo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly read your query and understood your concern. According to the query, there might be other reasons related to your bleeding for which some diagnostic tests must be done.Suppose the bleeding is related to cervical erosion. In that case, there is a ne... Read Full »
Is it fine to plan pregnancy right after cervical polyp removal?
Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I started taking Clomid for CD5 to 9. Today is CD6. On the day of CD10, the cervical polypectomy is scheduled. It was instructed to take a tablet of Misoprostol before the night of the polypectomy. Can I try to conceive this month right after a cervical polyp removal? The po... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.If a cervical polyp is removed at anytime, there will be some fresh blood. So it is not advisable to have any medication for pregnancy in the same cycle as the removal. As blood is not a good medium for sperm, sperm motility is reduced or stopped by blood components. You ca... Read Full »
What is polypoidal endocervicitis with focal squamous metaplasia?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother was facing frequent urination problems. So she took a urine routine, culture, and abdomen scan. The urologist said everything was fine except that blood traces are found in urine and fibroids are present. So, the doctor advised her to meet a gynecologist. The gynecologist che... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The Pap (Papanicolaou test) smear report shows inflammation (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), which means some infection could be due to the cervical polyp. Have you been given any antibiotics? The smears would need to be repeated to com... Read Full »
I have a history of cervical polyps but it is not mentioned in my ultrasonography report. Should I be worried?
Query: Hello doctor, Just wanting a second opinion on this ultrasound. The radiologists have failed to mention some important findings, so I want to make sure nothing was missed. In the past, I had a massive cervical polyp removed, and it seems it was not mentioned on the ultrasonography report that was do... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cervical polyps are generally not seen clearly on ultrasound, it requires saline infusion sonography for better visualization, which could be the reason why it would have been missed. This ultrasound (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows so... Read Full »
What could be the reason for my severe back pain following a cervical polypectomy?
Query: Hi doctor, I had cervical polypectomy and was told to expect brown discharge. Now experiencing cramping, minor bleeding, vinegar smell, and severe back pain, to the point that I am dizzy and nauseous. A couple of days earlier had a bunch of discharge that looked like dark reddish and orangish skin.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is normal to experience reddish brown discharge for 4-5 days post cervical polypectomy, but it should not cause any back pain per se unless there has been a secondary infection or vaginitis or bacterial vaginosis which is quite likely with vinegar smell. Flagyl (Met... Read Full »
Why does my vaginal discharge smell like rotten eggs?
Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed the past couple of days my vagina smells like rotten eggs. I have never been sexually active, but I use tampons. I do not have any other symptoms, like burning, itching, discharge, etc. What could this be? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? The possible causes are: If a tampon is left in for a long time or unhygienic methods of insertion. You can stop using tampons and use sanitary pads till fine. Use vaginal wash twice a day for a week. If you have a urinary infection. This will need... Read Full »
I am bleeding after sex. Please tell me why.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old working girl. Yesterday, I had sex with my partner for the second time after four months. It was my eighth day of periods, that is, one day after my periods gets over. We used a condom for protection. It was a little rough sex as I found that I am bleeding after sexa... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first possibility is that you are pregnant. The risk of pregnancy after using a male condom varies from two to 15 %. As this act was less than 48 hours ago, you may need emergency contraception, either emergency pills or the insertion of IUCD (intrauterine contr... Read Full »
How to treat abdominal pain occurring during periods?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old, unmarried woman. I have been suffering from PMS. I am getting severe abdomen pain during the menstrual cycle, and it is irregular also. What should be the treatment for my problem? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Several conditions can cause such pain during menstruation and sometimes, it can be no detectable reason. In order to determine the cause, a pelvic ultrasound needs to be done as well as a clinical examination. Usually, such pain can be due to a fibroid or a polyp. Both o... Read Full »
What is the reason for having excessive white vaginal discharge?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting excessive white discharge out of my vagina. It is leaving white streaks in my innerwear. It has has a minor yeast smell. But, I do not feel itchy or burning sensation. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been better if you had given a few more details like your age, menstrual cycle, any other medical problems and sexual history. I will give the list of possibilities and their management here. It is most probably a candida infection, thick white curdy di... Read Full »