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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


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My mom has 6mm uterine polyp discovered today after little spotting. Her age is 56. What is the % risk of cancer in numbers. She ll take it & test it?

My mom has 6mm uterine polyp discovered today after little spotting.  Her age is 56. What is the % risk of cancer in numbers. She ll take it & test it?

What did her gyn say: She needs it sampled and also the endometrium sampled that is not a polyp, she needs her doc to do a hysteroscopy and polyp removal and endometrial sampling I do almost all of mine in office odds are in her favor that it is not cancer but if could be precancerous so it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What is a uterine polyp ?

What is a uterine polyp
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Endometrial polyps: A uterine polyp is an overgrowth of the tissue that lines the uterus, the endometrium. The polyps vary in size and may cause irregular vaginal bleeding or heavy menstrual bleeding or occasionally bleeding associated with intercourse. They may also exist without symptoms as an incidental finding on a sonogram. ...Read more

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Is a 2cm uterine polyp consider very large ?

Is a 2cm uterine polyp consider very large ?

Kind of: A 2 cm polyp is a decent size. If this is an endometrial polyp your doctor can remove it hysteroscopically. ...Read more

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How can I tell whether i passed a uterine polyp?

Microscopy of polyp: Only if you bring content for microscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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What percentage of time/how common is it to get a 2nd uterine polyp or for 1 2 grow back after removal of a polyp? Ave length of time this happens?

Hard ?: Uterine polyps are not that common to begin with. I am not sure what procedure was performed to remove them. If that was a d&c, then the polyp or polyps got removed entirely and it should not regrow quickly unless it is cancerous. If it regrew and the biopsy was not cancer, then it could have been that it was not removed in the first place. Anyway, we need more details on that. ...Read more

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At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

Any: The large majority are benign but they need to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Could one uterine polyp cause swelling?

Could one uterine polyp cause swelling?

Probably not: A uterine polyp is not likely to have any systemic effects and is not likely to impact fluid retention that causes swelling. ...Read more

Uterus (Definition)

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