Vaginal Bleeding due to Uterine 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
- Required if polyp contains cancer cells
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Vaginal Bleeding due to Uterine 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?
- Do I need to lose weight?
- 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?
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