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Doctor insights on: Endmetrial Polyps While On Birth Control

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Can you remove cervical polyps without having to take birth control?

Can you remove cervical polyps without having to take birth control?

Yes: There is no relationship between cervical polyps and any form of contraception.

Cervical polyps are typically removed in the clinic and it is a simple and usually painless procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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I’m on birth control and have cervical polyps. After rather hard penetrative sex, I bled straight after but with no pain. I’m afraid I could be pregna?

I’m on birth control and have cervical polyps. After rather hard penetrative sex, I bled straight after but with no pain. I’m afraid I could be pregna?

Hmmm....: People who are properly using a reliable birth control method all the time should not get pregnant regardless of whether it was gentle penetrative sex or hard penetrative sex. If worried (is no regular menstrual period nor a withdrawal period comes when expected in the next few weeks), one can do a home urine pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate by 3 weeks after sex. ...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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How to stop vagina polyp bleeding? Birth control pills?

How to stop vagina polyp bleeding? Birth control pills?

If you have a polyp: That is bleeding get it medically checked. Oral contraceptives are not the answer. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a uterine fibroid and polyp? I took birth control pills on and off for a couple months.

How can you tell the difference between a uterine fibroid and polyp? I took birth control pills on and off for a couple months.

Ultrasound: Using ultrasound your doctor can usually tell the difference between a polyp and a fibroid. Sometimes this can be challenging and a special ultrasound which uses saline infusion can be done. This is called a sonohystogram. This allows better visualization of the inside or cavity of the uterus. If we still are not sure we can look directly using a video camera called a hysteroscope. ...Read more

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In general... How likely is it for polyps to reoccur after polypectomy and a D&C??? On Syeda birth control now for management of pcos. Should I worry?

In general... How likely is it for polyps to reoccur after polypectomy and a D&C??? On Syeda birth control now for management of pcos. Should I worry?

Polyp recurrence: Both endometrial and cervical polyps can recur. Endometrial polyps can recur more frequently in untreated PCOS patients because of the irregular anovulatory periods with excess estrogen secretion. Endometrial polyps can progress to endometrial cancer if untreated. ...Read more

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Upon removing cervical polyps, does one have to take birth control to keep the uterus lining thin or can this be done with the use of birth control?

Upon removing cervical polyps, does one have to take birth control to keep the uterus lining thin or can this be done with the use of birth control?

Polyps and the Pill: If the polyp is truly cervical in origin and not endometrial then the use of the oral contraceptive pill will have no effect on their prevention. ...Read more

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I have had abnormal monthly bleeding for 3+ yrs. I tried birth control pills, had a hysterosonogram which showed polyps and fibroid. I had a dnc and the abnormal bleeding stopped for 3mths, then it came back. Md stumped. Ideas?

I have had abnormal monthly bleeding for 3+ yrs. I tried birth control pills, had a hysterosonogram which showed polyps and fibroid. I had a dnc and the abnormal bleeding stopped for 3mths, then it came back. Md stumped. Ideas?

Dysmenorrhea: At age 30, the likely causes are the cervical polyp and/or the fibroid. These tend to bleed and heal and bleed again. If the D&C debrided all the tissue, then it is a mystery. Possibly, the procedure left behind some abnormal remnants of the fibroid, and may need to be re debrided. Sometimes, ocs are prescribed for individuals who continue to have abnormal periods. If that doesn't work, D&C again? ...Read more

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Hello, I have endometrial polyp and my doctor told me to take contraception with ethinylestradiol/drospirenone 0, 03 mg/3 mg for 1 year, will that help?

Hello, I have endometrial polyp and my doctor told me to take contraception with ethinylestradiol/drospirenone 0, 03 mg/3 mg for 1 year, will that help?

in my opinion no: In the US if you have an endometrial polyp it should b removed by doing a simple in office hysteroscopy, sometimes u may need an in office Myosure to remove it, BC pills will not make an endometrial polyp go away, u want it removed because it can cause abnormal bleeding, infertility and possible misc if u do conceive. ...Read more

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Was on birth control for 5 years now stopped is my changes of getting endometrial cancer still decreased for years to come?

Was on birth control for 5 years now stopped is my changes of getting endometrial cancer still decreased for years to come?

Yes: Birth-control pills reduce your lifetime risk of ovarian and uterine cancer. The longer you're on them, the greater the risk reduction. Women who don't menstruate regularly (who have long gaps between their periods) also have a higher risk of uterine cancer. Birth-control pills are especially important for them. Maintaining a healthy weight and normal blood sugars are also important. ...Read more

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I have heard many woman get pregnant after an endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

I have heard many woman get pregnant after an endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

Need birth control: Contraception is required after an endometrial ablation. I will not do an ablation unless the patient or her psrtner has permanent birth control. Please see your doctor and discuss this important issue. Use condoms until you can be seen. Ablations are great procedures but do not prevent pregnancy. A pregnancy after an ablation is dangerous and has very poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Took birth control for one day 3 weeks ago now spotting not pregnant, am i too young for endometrial cancer? Worried!?!?

Took birth control for one day 3 weeks ago now spotting not pregnant, am i too young for endometrial cancer? Worried!?!?

Sounds normal: When you take a morning after pill, it can alter the subsequent period. You can have early bleeding or late bleeding, or prolonged spotting. These symptoms should resolve after your next menstrual cycle. To be 100% safe, you may want to take another pregnancy test in 1-2 wks. It is very rare to have endometrial cancer at this age; if you abn bleeding goes on for more than 1-2 months, see your gyn. ...Read more

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Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Have 2ndary amenorrhea. Labs show hormonally, should be having a cycle. =Not shedding lining? =Risk of endometrial cancer? =Need birth control pill?

Details: It sounds as though you have had a thorough evaluation by a doctor. The doctor with all the details is the best one to ask. Birth control pills are commonly used in this circumstance to provide cycle regulation. ...Read more

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What is endometrial polyp?

What is endometrial polyp?

Growth in Uterus: Endometrial polyps are most often benign, growths inside a woman's uterus. They often don't cause any problems. If one was found because you were getting an ultrasound due to problems with vaginal bleeding then you might benefit from treatment. On the other hand, if one was found incidentally, and you are not having problems with your menstrual periods, they often don't need treatment. ...Read more

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What is the real cause of endometrial polyps?

What is the real cause of endometrial polyps?

Hormonal: Polyps are usually an overgrowth of normal tissue. This on ocassion can degenerate to malignant tissue. Endometrial polyps are usually found on scrapings of the lining of the uterus or by looking into the uterus with a scope. Biopsy will tell one if it is of concern or benign. It has to do the very fast turnover of the uterine tissue due to monthly menses. ...Read more

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How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

Depends... D&C?: Well, it depends on how much it is causing. Most of the time over 40 I recommend a uterine biopsy (called a EMB done in office) that is not 100% but pretty good to be sure not really a cancer. Then if ok can try medical things to shed it or may need a D and C (if u don't want more kids, ask possible ablation at same time0...
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Can you get endometrial polyps while on the pill?

Can you get endometrial polyps while on the pill?

Less likely but ...: Not impossible. The birth control pill helps keep your uterus lining from growing too thick. So it's less likely for you to get endometrial [uterus lining] polyps. If your periods are heavy or you're spotting between periods, please talk with your doctor. ...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 endometrial polyp was told no vascularity is that a good sign since I am petrified cancer?

Have endometrial polyp was told no vascularity is that a good sign since I am petrified cancer?

Yes: No vascularity implies that there weren't large blood vessels feeding the polyp to allow it grow.
They usually look for microscopic signs of cancer and if that is negative, it's ok.
The odds of getting cancer from a polyp is ...Read more

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Can endometrial polyps come back only 2 weeks after a d&c and polypectomy? How soon can they reoccur???

Can endometrial polyps come back only 2 weeks after a d&c and polypectomy? How soon can they reoccur???

Not typically: Polyps usually grow slowly over time. Two weeks is too fast. Consider scheduling a follow up visit with your surgeon. You can ask the surgeon to review the pathology report from your surgery. ...Read more

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.endometrial lining is diffusely heterogeneous with 0.2 mc hypoechoic density centrally, cannot exclude a polyp. Adenomyosis? What this mean?

.endometrial lining is diffusely heterogeneous with 0.2 mc hypoechoic density centrally, cannot exclude a polyp. Adenomyosis? What this mean?

Ultrasound jargon: It is ultrasound MD jargon for the examiners inability to distinguish between an endometrial lining that has a polyp in it or a uterine musculature that looks like Swiss cheese (Adenomyosis) due to invagination of the endometrium into the muscle of the uterus. ...Read more

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Does endometrial thickness vary from cycle day 8-cycle day 13. I had TV US that says possible polyp on CD13. Is it safe to say it was due to my cycle?

Does endometrial thickness vary from cycle day 8-cycle day 13. I had TV US that says possible polyp on CD13. Is it safe to say it was due to my cycle?

Endometrial polyps: The endometrial thickness does vary throughout the cycle but if the sonogram indicated a polyp then more evaluation is needed. Ask your doctor for a saline infused sonohystogram or for an office hysteroscopy. These are simple ways to evaluate for polyps ...Read more

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I have a 1cm endometrial polyp that isn't really causing symptoms. I am 35 and pre-menopausal. Doc wants to remove polyp — is that really necessary?

I have a 1cm endometrial polyp that isn't really causing symptoms.  I am 35 and pre-menopausal. Doc wants to remove polyp — is that really necessary?

Polyp: Treatment may not be necessary if the polyps do not cause any symptoms. However, polyps should be treated if they cause heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, or if they are suspected to be precancerous or cancerous. They should be removed if they cause problems during pregnancy, such as a miscarriage, or result in infertility in women who want to become pregnant. If a polyp is discovered after menopause, it should be removed. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...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