- Uterine polyps
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- Uterine polyps are growths attached to the inner wall of the uterus that extend into the uterine cavity. The overgrowth of cells in the lining of the uterus (endometrium) leads to the formation of uterine polyps, also called endometrial polyps. These polyps are usually not cancerous (benign), although some can be cancerous or eventually turn into cancer (precancerous polyps).
The size of the uterine polyps ranges from a few millimeters – no larger than a sesame – to several centimeters – the size of a golf ball or more. They are attached to the wall of the uterus with a large base or a thin rod. Uterine polyps Treatment in Hyderabad
Signs and symptoms of uterine polyps include:
- Irregular menstrual bleeding – for example, with frequent, unpredictable periods of varying length and severity
- Bleeding between periods
- Excessively heavy periods
- Postmenopausal vaginal bleeding
Hormonal factors seem to play a role. Uterine polyps are estrogen sensitive, which means that they develop in response to circulating estrogen. Uterine polyps Treatment in Hyderabad
Risk factors for developing uterine polyps include:
- Be in perimenopause or post menopause
- Have high blood pressure (high blood pressure)
- To be overweight
- Use of tamoxifen, a drug treatment for breast cancer.