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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

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...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 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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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. Thank you for question. ...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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How are uterine polyps treated in a woman?

How are uterine polyps treated in a woman?

Removal: Endometrial polyps can be forerunners to endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. They are removed by hysteroscopy or d & c. ...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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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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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 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?

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". ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps be treated with birth control pills?

Can uterine polyps be treated with birth control pills?

Probably not: There is at least a theoretic rationale for this but no data. Whether this is even worth considering depends on the certainty of the diagnosis, the size, and the associated symptoms. ...Read more

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I am having a polypectomy to remove uterine polyps. Can the procedure still happen if I am men stating?

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. ...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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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

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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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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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more