Polyps are small growths in the inner lining of the uterus in women, look like small mushrooms or flat bumps. You may have one polyp or several. Uterine polyps can range in size from just a few milli meters to more than 6 centimetres (2.4 inches) wide. More than 95 percent of uterine polyps are benign, meaning they don’t cause cancer.
Smaller polyps may sometimes go away without treatment. If you have symptoms, you might need treatment to remove the polyps. We will probably perform a pelvic ultrasound if you are having irregular bleeding or other symptoms. Sometimes, hysteroscopy also helps proper diagnosis.
You may need certain blood tests before the procedure. This help us check that you are healthy enough for surgery.
A uterine polyp removal procedure is normally scheduled after menstrual bleeding has stopped and before you begin ovulation. This is about 1 to 10 days after your period.
The recovery process
You may have some discomfort and tenderness after the procedure. We will give you pain medication to soothe this period-like pain. A warm compress or a heating pad also helps.
You may have light bleeding immediately after a uterine polyp removal. You may also have discharge for up to 14 days after the treatment. The fluid may be light pink to brown in color. Your menstruation cycle will return as normal after a polypectomy
A successful surgery includes completely removing the polyp, an improvement in symptoms, and healing well.
Can you get Pregnant ?
Uterine polyp removal normally improves symptoms. However, you may have some bleeding or pain after your procedure. Complications from a uterine polyp removal procedure include infection. A sign of this is a pain or an odor coming from the area. Call us immediately if you have any symptoms of an infection. If you’re trying to get pregnant, removing uterine polyps can help fertility.