Symptoms of uterine polyps
Changes in the menstrual cycle or heavy bleeding are the most common signs of uterine polyps. Women with the condition may have unpredictable periods or bleeding for more days. If you have an irregular menstrual cycle or vaginal bleeding after menopause, it is advised to consult your doctor.
These can cause symptoms such as irregular menstrual cycle, infertility, or sudden bleeding from the vagina. In some cases, women with the condition may experience no symptoms at all.
Causes of uterine polyps
There’s not enough data about the cause of uterine polyps, but changes in the hormone levels are said to be one of the major causes of the condition.
Being postmenopausal increases your risk of developing the condition. Other factors that make you more prone to developing the condition include hormone replacement therapy, breast cancer treatment, obesity, etc.
Diagnosis and treatment of uterine polyps
If you have any symptoms associated with uterine polyps, it is important to consult your doctor. The diagnosis and treatment of uterine polyps are important. In some cases, the removal of uterine polyps may be advised.
Your doctor may ask you about your menstrual cycle including the days it lasts and if you experience heavy bleeding, etc. Then your doctor may do a physical examination of your uterus to check for the presence of polyps. To diagnose the condition, your doctor may recommend certain medical tests.
In this test, your doctor may insert a wand-like device inside your vagina. Images of the uterus are visible on the monitor. The images are created using sound waves.
In this procedure, your doctor may insert a tube-like structure inside your vagina. Some saline water may also be injected inside your uterus. This will help your uterus to expand and give a clear inside view. The images are viewed on the computer screen.
In this procedure, your doctor may insert a small tube inside your uterus to get a small sample of your tissue. This sample tissue is sent to the lab for analysis.
If the test results indicate the presence of small polyps but you do not have any symptoms, then your doctor may suggest waiting for a while.
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