What is uterine polyp ?
Uterine polyps are growth from the lining of uterus which enter into the uterine cavity.
Why does it occur ?
It occurs due to excessive growth of cells in the lining of the uterus[endometrium]due to harmone estrogen.
How do you know whether you might have uterine polyp?
1. Irregular periods.
2. Bleeding between menstrual periods.
3. vaginal bleeding after menopause.
4. unable to conceive[infertility].
If you have the above problems you should meet a gynacologist.
Age:usually seen in women before menopause or after menopause.
1. If you have uterine polyps you may not be able to have children.
2. Removal of the polyps might allow you to become pregnant.
Diagnosis for Uterine Polyp :
1. Trans vaginal ultra sound.
3. Endometrial biopsy.
Are polyps cancerous?
1. Most uterine polyps are noncancerous.
2. But some precancerous changes of the uterus[endometrial hyper plasia] or[endometrial carcinoma]appear as uterine polyps so you have to visit the doctor as soon as possible and she will advice you for removal of polyp and will send the tissue sample for laboratory analysis to be certain you don’t have uterine cancer .
Treatment for Uterine Polyp:
1. Harmonal medication may decrease the symptoms of polyp but may reoccur once you stop the medicine.
2. Surgical:by hysteroscope;
The device your doctor uses to see inside the uterine polyp is removed and sent to lab for microscopic examination.