About Endometrial Polyps
Get the Relief You Need from Endometrial Polyps with the Help of miVIP Surgery CentersTurn to the expert surgical services of miVIP Surgery Centers if you’ve been diagnosed with endometrial/uterine polyps, which are growths found on the inner lining of the uterus and grow into the uterine cavity. Endometrial polyps are usually benign, which means that they usually aren’t cancerous, but there have been cases where they have led to cancer.
An endometrial polyp can be the size of a sesame seed, the size of a golf ball or even larger. They attach themselves to the walls of a woman’s uterus by a thin stalk or large base. There’s also a chance that you might be diagnosed with more than one type of endometrial polyp, and you might also have a polyp that slips down through your cervix and into your vagina.
DiagnosisAn endometrial polyp can be diagnosed with:
- A transvaginal ultrasound where a small device is placed against your vagina in order to create a picture of the inside of your uterus
- Hysteroscopy, which is a where a small telescope is inserted into your cervix and vagina in order to examine the inside of your uterus
- Curettage, which is where a looped metal instrument is used to scrape the interior walls of your uterus
CausesCurrently the exact cause of endometrial polyps has yet to be discovered, but one constant factor is hormones. Polyps in a woman’s uterus are sensitive to estrogen, which means that they can actually grow in response to circulating estrogen.
SymptomsSymptoms of endometrial polys include:
- Unpredictable menstrual bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Extremely heavy menstrual periods
Options for TreatmentThere are a number of minimally evasive surgical treatments that can be performed at a miVIP surgery center. A cutting edge hysteroscopy procedure uses small instruments to remove polyps after they’ve been successfully identified. Once the polyp has been removed, it might be preserved so that it can be taken to a lab where it will be examined under a microscope.
Other non-surgical treatment options include hormonal medications, such as progestins and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists. The use of these medications is usually only a short-term solution and your symptoms will most likely reappear once you stop taking them.
If you’ve been diagnosed with endometrial polyps or if you’d like to learn more about a cutting edge uterine ablation procedure, pick up the phone and give miVIP Surgery Centers a call today at 855-496-4847 to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives.