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UTERINE POLYPS

Date :31-Oct-2019

Uterine polyps are small, soft growths, usually non-cancerous, that arise from the inner lining (or endometrium) of the uterus. They are also called endometrial polyps.       

  • There may be one or several polyps.
  • They may have a thin stalk or a broad base.
  •  They may vary in size from a few mms to a few centimeters.

SYMPTOMS

  • Irregular periods
  •  Heavy period
  •  Spotting between periods
  • Post menopausal bleeding
  • Infertility - problem getting pregnant as well as
                  -  miscarriage.

  DIAGNOSIS
    1.Ultra Sound Scan - can generally detect a polyp. A polyp may also be picked up on a routine scan.
    2.Hysteroscopy - this is a procedure in which a small telescope with an attached camera is used to inspect the inside of the uterus.

    Once detected the polyp can be removed through the hysteroscope.

Hysteroscopy

    TREATMENT
    1.OPERATIVE HYSTEROSCOPY - The polyp is removed using a pair of fine scissors.
    Following the hysteroscopy the surgeon may also do a
    2.D & C (Dilatation and Curettage) - here the surgeon uses a curette to scrape the lining of the uterus. Both the samples are sent for H/P examination.

    SHOULD I WORRY ABOUT UTERINE POLYPS

  • Uterine polyps are generally non-cancerous, but rarely can become cancerous, if ignored. This chance is higher in post-menopausal women.
  •  If a uterine polyp contains cancer cells, you may need a laparoscopic hysterectomy, which you can discuss with your surgeon.
  •  Uterine polyps have a small chance of recurring. Contact Us

Blog reviewed by: Dr.Deepak Rao
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