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Doctor insights on: Can Uterine Polyps Cause Weight Gain

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I have a uterine polyp and have constant cramping (all signs of having your period just no blood)will this cause weight gain?

No weight gain: Polyp will continue to cause problems. Suggest that you discuss further management with ob-gym of your choice. Sooner rather than later! ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Yes: Yes if polyps are large enough to cause heavy or irregular menstruation. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps cause pain?

Can uterine polyps cause pain?

It can cause pain: 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.
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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?

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. ...Read more

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What causes a uterine polyps to grow?

What causes a uterine polyps to grow?

Unpredictable: One can not predict the growth of a uterine polyp. They respond to female hormones but the growth pattern can not be predicted. They are easy to remove with a hysteroscopic resection. ...Read more

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Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

It's possible: But not at all likely. Even if your uterus was perforated by hysteroscopy, it wouldn't usually lead to infertility (as long as it was managed.). ...Read more

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Can women with uterine polyps get pregant?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex when you have uterine polyps?

Is it safe to have sex when you have uterine polyps?

Depends: Sex as safe with polyps as it is without polyps.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Who is usually affected by uterine polyps?

Who is usually affected by uterine polyps?

Females & Estrogen+: Over 40 females wth obesity, hypertension, and diabetes are prime candidates as well as individuals who ovulate infrequently and make extra estrogen which can lead to endometrial proliferation and polyps. ...Read more

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Do uterine polyps go away without surgical intervention?

Do uterine polyps go away without surgical intervention?

No: Uterine polyps will continue to grow untreated during your reproductive lifetime. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting cancer if I do not remove uterine polyps?

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. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Possible reasons for abnormal uterine bleeding secondary to endometrial polyp?

Endometrial polyps: Endometrial polyps are friable (which means they bleed very easy) If you see one sticking out the cervix and touch it with a swab they begin bleeding very quickly ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps go away with progesterone therapy?

Can uterine polyps go away with progesterone therapy?

No but: Progesterone will not make polyps go away. However they will oftentimes resolve on their own with no treatment and do not always require surgery. ...Read more

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When taking progesterone 200 mg a day every day doesn't stop uterine polyps then what? All biopsy and d and c benign

When taking progesterone 200 mg a day every day doesn't stop uterine polyps then what? All biopsy and d and c benign

Hysteroscopy: It sounds like if you've had D&Cs and still have polyps that you might need a hysteroscopy where your GYN uses a small camera to go into the uterus and LOOK for the pesky polyp and removes it using a tiny grasper. It's a very simple procedure and can help when medications do not. This can sometimes be done in the office. ...Read more

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Have uterine polyps diagnosed with hysteroscopy. Going to surgery to remove polyps outpatient. Why not just have a hysterectomy?

Have uterine polyps diagnosed with hysteroscopy. Going to surgery to remove polyps outpatient. Why not just have a hysterectomy?

Good question: You should discuss that with your doctor. Endometrial polyps should be removed, but a hysterectomy is also an appropriate treatment option for a woman with endometrial polyps. ...Read more

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Can getting uterine polyps often anything to worry about? I haven't stopped bleeding in 4 months and my doctor doesn't seem to be worried.

Can getting uterine polyps often anything to worry about? I haven't stopped bleeding in 4 months and my doctor doesn't seem to be worried.

Progesterone: Uterine polyps, and excessive uterine bleeding are most likely due to an inadequate secretion of the hormone progesterone during the two weeks before your period starts. Find a compounding pharmacist in your area and ask for a reference for a doctor that uses actual progesterone to reestablish normal menstrual cycle patterns. Your anxiety is also a symptom of progesterone deficiency. ...Read more

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