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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time After Uterine Polyps Removal

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I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?

I had two uterine polyps removed two days ago. Since last night, every time I have urinated there is bleeding. Is this normal?

Blood from vagina: The blood is more likely coming from your vagina and is not from your urinary tract. If the bleeding persists, call your gynecologist for evaluation and treatment. ...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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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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How are uterine polyps seen?

How are uterine polyps seen?

Imaging: Ultrasound can give the suspicion of polyps. But sonohysterogram is the best modality. ...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 are symptoms of uterine polyps?

What are symptoms of uterine polyps?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 the new Myosure hysteroscopy to resect uterine polyps be done with out any anaesthesia or dilation? I came across this new procedure online

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

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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?

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

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42yr old female diagnosed w/ 1 ant. Submucosal uterine fibroid protruding into lower uterine cavity & multiple post. Uterine polyps. What trtmt optns?

42yr old female diagnosed w/ 1 ant. Submucosal uterine fibroid protruding into lower uterine cavity & multiple post. Uterine polyps. What trtmt optns?

Hysteroscopy: The less invasive method of removal is by operative resection by hysteroscopy. You should look for a dr. With experience on this. ...Read more

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getting uterine polyps despite progesterone therapy no hyperplasia/cancer how do I stop the growth read ablation can mask if cancer develops?

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

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Recurring uterine polyps all biopsies show no hyperplasia/cancer on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day with no luck so now what?

Recurring uterine polyps all biopsies show no hyperplasia/cancer on 200 mg prometrium (micronized progesterone) every day with no luck so now what?

Depends on symptoms: If you have recurrent polyps that cause lot of bleeding, with negative work up for cancer, have you considered endometrial ablation? That may decrease the irregularities of bleeding and provide symptomatic relief

Best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Can I still get pregnant when I have myomatous uterus. And submucosal leiomyoma versus an endometrial polyp measuring approximately 1.1x1.5x1.1cm, an?

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

Uterus (Definition)

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