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    What is a polyp? And does it has a cure ?

    What is a polyp? Will there be a problem in pregnancy due to the presence of polyp? What are the various treatments of polyp?

    Can a women get pregnant, if she has a polyp in her uterus? The size of the polyp is 4×4 mm.
    Is there any treatment or medicine for polyp apart from laptoscopy ? What are the chances of getting pregnant after laprascopy ?
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  • Polyp in uterus are the growths that get attached to inner wall of uterus which then in their later stages extend in uterine cavity. Cells present in lining of uterus are known as endometrium. When number of endometrium increases, it results in the formation of polyp.

    Polyps may range from single to multiple. They most of the times remain confined to uterus but sometimes may open up in vagina. Most of the polyps are non-cancerous, however, in certain cases can become cancerous. These uterine polyps are seen in women going through menopause.

    Polyps are usually associated with infertility and thus they need to be removed if pregnancy is desired.

    1) Since size of your polyp is quite small and thus watchful waiting is often recommended. You can wait to resolve the problem on its own unless there is a risk of cancer.
    2) Drugs like progestins and gonadotropin- releasing hormone agonists may be prescribed. However, taking medication is not going to resolve problem permanently. After certain period, symptoms of polyp may recur.
    3) Surgical procedure known as hysteroscopy will help in removal of polyps.

    Pregnancy after laparoscopy:-
    Laparoscopy will never interfere with pregnancy. This is the surgical procedure doctors usually conduct in infertile cases where pregnancy is difficult to determine the cause of infertility. Thus, you need not worry about pregnancy.

  • Uterine Polyps are abnormal tissue growth on the endometrium (linning of uterus). These are protruding ball like structure attached with a stalk. They are mistaken for fibroids, which are similar in imaging tests and have same symptoms like Irregular menstrual bleeding, heavy bleeding, vaginal bleeding after menopause, infertility etc. Uterine Polyps are usually non cancerous but can be cancerous or turn cancerous in future. They range in size and number. Menopausal and post menopausal women are more prone to develop uterine Polyps, though young women may too develop them. While other risk factors may include being obese, having high Blood pressure and being on certain medication. Hormonal levels and circulating estrogen appears to be the causative agent, though the exact etiology is not known.

    Uterine Polyps mainly interfere with a women's fertility and may lead to miscarriages. Size, number and location of polyps in the uterus are the deciding factors in infertility and miscarriages. A healthy uterine cavity and endometrial lining is required to conceive and maintain pregnancy. The polyps on the uterine lining cause irritation and may induce inflammatory responses within the uterine wall, which interfere with embryo implantation in endometrium resulting in infertility or a miscarriage.

    Some doctors are of opinion that small polyps without symptom might resolve on their own and do not interfere in conception and pregnancy, while others remove them completely as a routine approach. In most cases, removal of uterine polyps by hysteroscopy increases the chances of pregnancy as it help restore uterine normalcy. Studies have revealed that removal of uterine polyps along with other factors like the location and size of polyp in uterus increases pregnancy rate. Medical treatment for uterine polyps includes hormonal combinations to target symptoms reduction. Though hormonal treatment is a temporary relief from polyps symptom.

    Thus with proper guidance and treatment women with uterine polyps are able to conceive.

  • Polyps are abnormal tissue growths which often look like small, flat bumps or tiny mushroom-like stalks. Most polyps are small and less than half an inch wide.
    For uterine polyps, the doctor may recommend:
    Watchful waiting: Small polyps without symptoms may resolve on their own. Treatment of small polyps is unnecessary unless one is at risk of uterine cancer.
    Medication: Certain hormonal medications, including progestin's and gonadotropin- releasing hormone agonists, may lessen symptoms of the polyp. But, taking such medications is a short-term solution at best – symptoms recur once you stop taking the medicine.
    Surgical removal: During hysterectomy, instruments inserted through hyteroscope make it possible to remove polyps. Removed polyp will likely be sent to a lab for microscopic examination.
    If a uterine polyp contains cancerous cells, one's doctor will talk to her about next steps in evaluation and treatment.

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