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Hysteroscopy 9/13 biopsy all nrml taking progesterone now have 2cm uterine polyp unlikely cancer or no?

Hysteroscopy 9/13 biopsy all nrml taking progesterone now have 2cm uterine polyp unlikely cancer or no?

Unlikely: all endometrial polyps should be sent to a pathologist for after ascertainment of whether or not there is a cancer in the polyp. This is highly unlikely if you are on progesterone, however the risk of cancer does increase with age. My suggestion would be to have the polyps removed. The procedure is low risk, would be happy to discuss further. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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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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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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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. Dont start back & u r good ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting cancer if I do not remove uterine polyps?

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 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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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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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 werent large blood vessels feeding the polyp to allow it grow. They usually look for microscopic signs of cancer and if that is negative, its ok. The odds of getting cancer from a polyp is ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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


Uterus (Definition)

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