Endometrial Polypectomy Specialist
Women's Obstetrics and Gynecology
Endometrial polypectomy is a surgical procedure to remove uterine polyps, commonly developed within women undergoing, or completing menopause. Consult with our doctors at Women’s Obstetrics and Gynecology, or visit our practice in Fairfield County, to schedule an appointment to learn more about the process. Our staff serves to provide you with the best treatment procedure for your body and well-being.
Endometrial Polypectomy Q & A
What is endometrial polypectomy?
What are symptoms of endometrial polyps?
- Irregular menstrual bleeding
- Bleeding between menstrual periods
- Excessively heavy menstrual periods
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
The most common symptoms are irregular or unpredictable menstrual periods. However, it’s important to note that some women may only experience light symptoms or none at all in cases where polyps are on the cervix.
What are causes of endometrial polyps?
- Increased levels of estrogen
- Chronic inflammation of the cervix, vagina, or uterus
- Clogged blood vessels
What are risk factors for developing endometrial polyps?
- Being perimenopausal or postmenopausal
- Having high blood pressure (hypertension)
- Being obese
- Taking tamoxifen, a drug therapy for breast cancer
How are endometrial polyps treated?
Methods for treating endometrial polyps include:
- Medications to help regulate hormonal balance (used as a temporary solution)
- Hysteroscopy, the inserting of surgical instruments through the hysteroscope to remove the polyps
- Curettage, another surgical instrument used along with a hysteroscopy
Additional surgery such as a hysterectomy may be necessary if the polyps can’t be removed through all other measures Rarely, uterine polyps can recur even with surgical procedures (other than a hysterectomy), which would require additional treatment.