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Endometrial Polyp Cancer Risk
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Can I just leave 1cm endometrial polyp? What are the chances of it being cancer? Should I be worried?
Not worry, remove:
A polyp at your age is not likely to be cancer. But you should get it removed as it may cause bleeding, get infected and it you wish to have children, get in the way of getting pregnant.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can "The Goldstein SonoBiopsy" be a good tool to test endometrial polyp for cancer? I do not want to be put to sleep for surgery
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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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
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
Incomplete: If spotting continues four weeks after removal of a polyp, there is a likelihood that the polyp removal was not entirely successful. There should have been a follow up visit with the doctor, who performed the polyp removal, at which time the results of the tissue analysis should have been discussed, as well as a return visit should have been scheduled in case there is continuous bleeding/spotting ...Read more
Post procedure bleed: About a week.Get a more detailed answer ›
36 years old and just been diagnosed with an endometrial polyp of 11 x 6 mm. Going through surgery in December. Is there a risk it can be cancerous?
Assuming the polyp:
Was removed and "simple cystic hyperplasia" is the final diagnosis in the pathology report, then yes, it is benign. The pathology report needs to be understood in its entirety.
It is also important to follow up with your doctor regarding the need for any further workup, if necessary. ...Read more
Dr. When endometrial polyp is passed in period, can it be like transparent kidney shaped cyst with no color?
That sounds accurate: They are pink to gray, soft (but solid rather than cystic-hollow), and oval or bean-shaped. You should be commended on your powers of observation and your proactive approach. Best wishes. ...Read more
Does endometrial polyp cause disordered proliferative endometrium? Can I get pregnant with disordered proliferative endometrium? Thanks
Non uniform growth: A disordered proliferative phase endometrium indicates that the lining of the uterus (endometrium) is not growing in response to estrogen in a uniform way. It can cause an endometrial polyp from estrogen "overgrowth" and it is difficult to conceive until the problems are rectified. ...Read more
I have got 5.6mm endometrial polyp & I am trying to conceive past 2 yrs. What is the solution? How serious is the problem? How to treat this?
See a gynecologist: I would recommend having it removed especially if you are trying to conceive. It can be removed with a procedure called a hysteroscopy....a scope is placed through the vagina into the uterus and the polyp can be removed. The polyp may be effecting your ability to conceive ...Read more
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
Yes, could be: Endometrial polyps are a common cause of post menopausal bleeding. Not so sure it would cause much pain. Fibroids are usually associated with pain and can also cause post menopausal bleeding. See your doctor. ...Read more
Just undergo d and c for adenomyoma and endometrial polyp. What are my chances of conceiving? Tips and advise pls?
It depends: Removal of an endometrial poly should help increase the chance of pregnancy but this varies on the size of the polyp. Adenomyosis is endometriosis within the wall of the uterus which may impact fertility more than the polyp. Treatment options can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it normal to have mense more than 1week and a large blood cloth came out. But the flow is not heavy. I have a history of endometrial polyp?
Due to polyp: With history of Endometrial Polyp it is not uncommon to have symptoms as described by you. I suggest you consult your Gynecologist and take care of the polyp. The diagnosis can be confirmed by Hystroscopy and/or imaging.Most polyps are benign but some can turn into cancer.i advise you consult your Gynecologist and if there is a polyp get it excised ...Read more
I'm 45 had cervical polyps, and endometrial polyp once years ago. My cycle is every 26 dys, but missed twice and bleed heavy after. Polyps again?
Had d&c done due to endometrial polyp before a week. Spottin along with vaginal discharge 3 to 4 times a day from that day of d&c. Back pain. M 24..
Worse or better.: I'm okay with these symptoms as long as they are not getting worse. If its getting worse see your ob/gyn. ...Read more
The biopsy results say endometrial polyp and disordered proliferative endometrium. The polyp was taken. Is it possible to get pregnant now?
Should I take any medication to prevent re bleeding as I have hyperplastic endometrial polyp with cystic change in endometrial d&c biopsy.
Cystic hyperplasia: There are two types of endometrial hyperplasia. 1) with atypica. 2) without atypia. If atypia is present, this is often associated with endometrial cancer and a hysterectomy is often performed. Those without atypia are often treated with Progesterone for 6-12 months and then reevaluated with an endo biopsy. Less than 5% of those without atypia progress to endometrial cancer. ...Read more
Is it possible that a vaginal ultrasound will misdiagnose a endometrial polyp? Is it possible this is scar tissue from a fiberoil I had removed?
Polyp: Appearance of lesions on imaging is often suitable as a screening test, but as noted by the other physician's answer it could very well be something else. A biopsy will tell with certainty, as a polyp, leiomyoma, scar and hyperplasia, etc, all have very characteristic features on pathology. ...Read more
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