Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Endometrial Polyps Treatment

Treatment for endometrial polyps usually includes cautery to remove a polyp, laser therapy to remove a polyp, or surgical excision. Some may be candidates for endometrial ablation therapy.

Treatment for endometrial polyps includes:

  • Watchful waiting:
    • Small endometrial polyps may go away on their own
    • Treatment is required for small polyps if there is a risk for cancer
  • Hormone therapy:
    • Certain polyps may shrink if treated with progestins or gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists.
  • Cautery for an endometrial polyp
  • Laser therapy for an endometrial polyp:
    • Burning the polyp
  • Excision of the endometrial polyp:
    • Removal with a sharp instrument (curettage)
  • Endometrial ablation therapy for smaller endometrial polyps
  • Hysterectomy:
    • Required if polyp contains cancer cells

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Endometrial Polyps Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of endometrial polyps.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • Do I need to stay in the hospital?
    • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Endometrial Polyps Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat endometrial polyps:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Endometrial Polyps References
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