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Vaginal Bleeding due to Uterine Polyps Overview

Another name for Vaginal Bleeding due to Uterine Polyps is Endometrial Polyps.

What are endometrial polyps?
A woman with endometrial polyps has one or more abnormal growths in the lining of the uterus. A uterine polyp is a ball of tissue that is attached to the lining of the uterus by a stalk. Endometrial polyps cause abnormal vaginal bleeding. About 30 percent of women between the ages of 30 and 50 have endometrial polyps. Fortunately, endometrial polyps do not increase the risk for uterine cancer.

What are the symptoms of endometrial polyps?
Symptoms for endometrial polyps may include a vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding after intercourse, irregular vaginal bleeding, heavy menstrual periods, and painful menstrual periods.

How does the doctor treat endometrial polyps?
Treatment for endometrial polyps includes cautery to remove a polyp, laser therapy to remove a polyp, surgical excision, and endometrial ablation therapy.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Vaginal Bleeding due to Uterine Polyps References
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