UTERINE POLYPS

Uterine or endometrial polyps are overgrowths of the inner lining of the uterus.Women with polyps usually present with irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding .

Single or multiple polyps can range from a few millimetres to several centimetres in size.

Irregular bleeding including spotting is the most frequent symptom in women with polyps. Less frequent symptom include heavy bleeding, post menopausal bleeding and prolapse of the polyp through the cervix.

Uterine polyps are usually diagnosed by microscopic examination of a biopsy of endometrial tissue but can also diagnosed on ultrasound or hysterosopy.