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Uterine Polyps

Information about Uterine Polyps

We Have to Know about the Uterine Polyps

  • Uterine (endometrial) polyps consist of areas in your uterus where the lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes overgrown and forms a mass (polyp). Uterine polyps may attach to the interior of your uterus by a large base or a thin stalk and range in size from a few millimeters — the size of a sesame seed — to several centimeters — the size of a golf ball or larger.

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions               

Causes of Uterine Polyps

  • Hormonal factors appear to play a role.

Do’s and Don’ts of Uterine Polyps     

Signs & Symptoms of Uterine Polyps

  • Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Excessively heavy menstrual periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

Medical advice for Uterine Polyps

  • Irregular bleeding or bleeding between periods,

Risk factors of Uterine Polyps

  • You’re obese
  • You take tamoxifen (Nolvadex), drug therapy for breast cancer after surgery
  • You have high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • You have cervical polyps

Treatment for Uterine Polyps

  • Surgical removal (excision).
  • Hysterectomy.

Self-care for Uterine Polyps            

Investigations for Uterine Polyps

  • Curettage.
  • Hysteroscopy.
  • Transvaginal ultrasound.
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