A 47-year-old female asked:
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what are polyps in uterus? are they malignant? 2 polyps found in mom's uterus and got removed, sent to biopsy. do they reoccur. size: 3x2 cms

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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends on path: Wait for the pathology report but polyps can be either a benign or cancererous finding or in fact somerwhere in between. They may indeed recur and could be a risk factor for endometrial cancer.
Answered on Jul 8, 2013

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