A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have polyps in my uterus. i've heard that they should be removed but my obgyn says otherwise. should i get them scraped out or leave them alone?

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Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Polyps: If there are polyps in your uterus (not on your cervix), generally they are removed because they can cause abnormal bleeding. Cervical polyps are removed if you have bleeding with sex. Talk with your doc.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. Ted Anderson
27 years experience Gynecology
Depends: At age 26, these are unlikely to be a health problem. They can cause irregular or heavy bleeding. However, if you have risk factors for uterine cancer (infrequent periods, obesity) then they may contain hyperplasia (an early pre-cancerous change). Only removing them can tell you the answer for sure.
Answered on May 6, 2016
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