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Is it common to have bleeding after a polyp removal?

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Bleeding after a polyp removal is a possible complication a few days after the procedure, notes MedlinePlus. Some women may experience abnormal bleeding from the vagina, especially between periods and after a sexual intercourse.

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Removal of the polyp is the most common treatment performed during a pelvic exam, states WebMD. A doctor twists the polyp, ties it tightly at the base, or removes it using forceps. The doctor applies a solution at the base of the poly to prevent bleeding. Removal of polyps is only necessary when they cause bleeding. After removal, the polyp is sent to the laboratory for examination, says Drugs.com. If it's cancerous, a patient may need additional treatment.

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