Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Polyps Cervical Treatment

Treatment for cervical polyps includes surgery to remove the polyp. Surgical treatment may include simply twisting the polyp or using electrocautery, which burns the polyp from the surface of the cervix. These procedures can be performed in the doctor's office.

Treatment for cervical polyps may include:

  • Surgery:
    • Electrocautery
    • Simple removal

Polyps Cervical Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of cervical polyps.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this problem again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Polyps Cervical Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat cervical polyps:

Continue to Polyps Cervical Warning Signs

Last Updated: Jun 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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