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Recovery Time After Uterine Polyps Removal
I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?
Are there symptoms of having uterine polyps? I had two removed last summer, for the first time. Am 46 yrs old. Polyps were suspected and confirmed after routine follow-up ultrasound of shrinking ovarian cyst.
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. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: Uterine polyps will continue to grow untreated during your reproductive lifetime. Good wishes. ...Read more
I am having a polypectomy to remove uterine polyps. Can the procedure still happen if I am men stating?
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.)
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
Ttc for 15 months. Just had 2 uterine polyps removed. Will this increase our chance of conceiving naturally?
Have uterine polyps diagnosed with hysteroscopy. Going to surgery to remove polyps outpatient. Why not just have a hysterectomy?
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
How accurate is MRI in confirm uterine polyps? I don't want hysteroscopy or saline ultrasound. These has to be less invasive way.
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
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
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
Can uterine polyps be avascular? Transvaginal US Result: poss polyp, 1cm avascular lesion in double layer of endometrium. Could it be really nothing?
Is there a alternative to confirming uterine polyps? Like a MRI? I'm scheduled for saline ultrasound and I do not want to go through with it.
Saline sono is good: Test, hysteroscope is anotherGet a more detailed answer ›
Can the new Myosure hysteroscopy to resect uterine polyps be done with out any anaesthesia or dilation? I came across this new procedure online
Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy can be done with local anesthetic agents, and/or in women who have had vaginal deliveries without dilation of the cervix. The procedure is best done by a physician who has extensive experience in this area. Call the department of OB/GYN at a University Hospital for a referral to obtain the most reliable results. ...Read more
Spotting on active combination pills. Dr ruled out everything but uterine polyps. Is it possible it could be related to constipation & pocket in bowel?
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. ...Read more
I read online that 3D/4D transvaginal US can confirm uterine polyps. This possibly avoids Saline ultrasound or further invasive testing. Is this true?
Yes! But...: It depends of the severity of findings by ultrasound! ...Read more
42yr old female diagnosed w/ 1 ant. Submucosal uterine fibroid protruding into lower uterine cavity & multiple post. Uterine polyps. What trtmt optns?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is it true that red raspberry tea could possibly shrink uterine polyps and fibroids and just tone and promote good reproductive health? Is it safe?
Raspberry tea: There is no known benefit for uterine polyps by the use of raspberry tea. This kind of treatment does not provide any mechanism in most literature for polyps, and if symptoms of bleeding occur, the best treatment is minor surgery. ...Read more
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. Don't start back & u r good ...Read more
Can I still get pregnant when I have myomatous uterus. And submucosal leiomyoma versus an endometrial polyp measuring approximately 1.1x1.5x1.1cm, an?
Fibroids: Many women get pregnant with fibroids. Only rarely do they cause significant fertility problems. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate for a sonohysterogram. This would allow visualization of the mouse to determine if it could easily be removed. Your age of 39 is a bigger risk factor for your fertility than a 1 cm fibroid. ...Read more
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