A 33-year-old male asked:
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my mom has uterus polyp of 6mm and dr removed it and sent it for pathology. he said that from what he saw it is benign. can a dr tell this ? or not?

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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
Polyp: The pathologist looks at the tissue under the microscope and determines if the cells are abnormal looking. This is the way polyps are diagnosed as benign or malignant.
Answered on Jun 20, 2015
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Minimal: You can rest. Your doctor is most highly right. It just would not be right not to get it confirmed by pathology.
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I recommend seeing: what the biopsy path reports says - rather than asking for guesses by unknown physicians on a general health education site.

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