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Endometrial Polyps

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Endometrial polyps are growths that occur in the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. They are usually non-cancerous and are made up of tissue, blood vessels, and sometimes, glandular cells. Polyps can vary in size and may range from a few millimeters to several centimeters.

Not all women with endometrial polyps experience symptoms, but when they do, common signs include:

  • Irregular menstrual bleeding: This could involve heavy periods, bleeding between periods, or unpredictable cycles.

  • Pelvic pain or discomfort: Polyps can cause a sensation of fullness or pressure in the lower abdomen.

  • Abnormal bleeding after menopause: Any postmenopausal bleeding should be promptly investigated.

 

Pelvic ultrasound is generally used to diagnose endometrial polyps however some can be seen at the time of physical examination.

 

Treatment options depend on factors such as the size of the polyps and the severity of symptoms. Treatment may involve removing the polyps, which can often be done with a simple hysteroscopic procedure, where a hysteroscope – a thin, lighted tube with a camera at the end – is inserted through your vagina and cervix, reaching into your uterus allowing us to view into your uterus in real time and remove the polyp. Contact the rooms of Dr Marina Demyanenko if you would like more information.

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