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Can Uterine Polyps Be Cancerous
Can uterine polyps turn cancerous 2 weeks after being biopsied and coming back benign? Getting a D&C done next week. How fast can it turn to cancer?
They very rarely do: At age 20, the risk that a cervical or endometrial polyp would be "cancer" is so remote as to be negligible. Many of the small polyps (under 1cm) require no treatment or removal particularly if they cause no symptoms ; they will often resolve spontaneously and disappear. Even in older perimenopausal or postmenopausal women, most of these polyps are usually benign. They do not "turn to cancer".See 1 more doctor answer
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Some : Most of the uterine polyps are benign , they are considered premalignant , 0.5% polyps are malignant already ., a compelling reason to treat them besides associated symptoms it causes. Please see and take your gynecologist advice.
Petrified last 4 yrs had 3 hysteroscopies w/ DNC biopsy ALL BENIGN 1 pap with endometrial cells 4 uterine polyps how likely missing cancer diagnosis?
All biopsies negativ: That's great news to be celebrated! Do you have a family history of breast or uterine cancer? Are you BRCA positive? Have you had mammograms or colonoscopies done? Why are you petrified? Speak to your doc about your fears and address them. You seem to be partly doing that already.See 1 more doctor answer
getting uterine polyps despite progesterone therapy no hyperplasia/cancer how do I stop the growth read ablation can mask if cancer develops?
Gyn follow up: I have noticed you’ve asked a few similar questions regarding this topic. Consider doing a virtual visit so that all of your questions can get answered at once and you can get a more in depth analysis of your specific questions. Endometrial ablation is one option to help prevent polyps. Most specialists do not consider the potential masking of endometrial cancer to be a reason to avoid ablation.
Recurring uterine polyps all biopsies show no hyperplasia/cancer on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day with no luck so now what ?
Is there a link between colon and uterine polyps and lung cancer? Does tendency for polyps at early age raise likelihood of cancer, specific, general?
Some colon polyps...: ...Can develop into colon cancer and if a patient has multiple polyps, they could carry an inherited trait (fap, attenuated fap, myh, and others) which can increase the risk for other cancers. To my knowledge, though, lung cancer is not one of those. Smoking is your main risk factor. If you do, pleeease quit.
15 pack year smoker, 40 years old, quit recently, past 5 years benign colon and uterine polyps. No imed fam cancer. Suggest screening for lung cancer?
No: You do not meet the recently determined criteria for lung cancer screening which is 30 pck/yrs and older than 55.Risk of lung cancer attributed to smoking is logarithmic meaning each extra year multiplies the risk rather than adding to it. Studies show that approx 10% women who smoke their entire lives die of lung cancer but only 1% who quit by age 40 die of lung cancer. Dont start back & u r goodSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: She can get pregnant. But polyps do increase the risk of infertility and possibly miscarriage. We usually remove them if we know about them and a woman has been having trouble getting pregnant. In most cases, they do no harm. In your age group, they are rarely cancerous. Research shows they can often fall off on their own.
No: Uterine polyps will continue to grow untreated during your reproductive lifetime. Good wishes.
I am having a polypectomy to remove uterine polyps. Can the procedure still happen if I am men stating?
Yes but...: If a woman is bleeding heavily at the time the procedure is attempted, the doctor may not be able to see as well. Your doctor may want to give you some Progesterone to stop the period from coming and to thin out the lining to make it easier to see and work.
I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?
Blood from vagina: The blood is more likely coming from your vagina and is not from your urinary tract. If the bleeding persists, call your gynecologist for evaluation and treatment.
What would be the rationale for getting a hysterectomy for uterine polyps?(I had polyps removed 4 years ago in 2011 and have a new 1 now.)
Polyps would not: Be a reason unless it was found to have cancer or what is called compels stoical hyperplasia.
can be asymptomatic: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, and infertility. To diagnose: uterine ultrasound, and biopsy or currettage with biopsy. Thank you for question.
I keep getting uterine polyps. Is there something I can do such as diet etc to help reduce getting them? What causes uterine polyps to keep forming?
Unopposed estrogen: Unopposed estrogen is the culprit especially as women his the latter stages of their menstrual careers at age 35 and up. There is no diet that can change the incidence of polyps, but if you are having very long intervals between cycles of 49 days or more, your MD can add progesterone Rx to minimize increased endometrial growth which causes polyp formation. Cervical polyps are not included.
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