What is the real cause of endometrial polyps?

Hormonal. Polyps are usually an overgrowth of normal tissue. This on ocassion can degenerate to malignant tissue. Endometrial polyps are usually found on scrapings of the lining of the uterus or by looking into the uterus with a scope. Biopsy will tell one if it is of concern or benign. It has to do the the very fast turnover of the uterine tissue due to monthly menses.

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What are the causes of endometrial polyps/endometriosis?

Polysp are. The result of accelarated growth of the uterine lining (almost always benign) and not uncommon; endometriosis is different. Fragments of uterine lining go into abdominal cavity and implant on tubes, ovaries, abdominal wall, some women have altered immune system that (for whatever reason) isn't as adept at "removing" the tissue that is now in a foreign place; these implants are hormonally sensitive.

Can endometrial polyps cause severe pain?? I'm waiting on my polypectomy & D&C but its 3 1/2 weeks away & I have severe cramping in my vagina/lower abd

Usually not. Polyps are just extra tissue and do not usually cause pain. You might want to ask your obgyn about the pain, and take note of when it happens (in the cycle and also in the day), what things exacerabate or lessen it. Best of luck!

What is endometrial polyp?

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.

Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Not really. They are two separate pathologies...Not uncommon for them to coexist but. As one nears menopause, endometriosis and its symptoms will recede, but endometrial polyps can still occur and warrant evaluation especially if you are having post menopausal bleeding.