Uterine polyps are small bulging outgrowths that are lined to the inner wall of uterus and sometimes they may protrude into the uterine cavity. Uterine polyps are caused due to cells overgrowth in the endometrium. Endometrium is the uterus lining and the polyp growth over them can be extremely small or as large as size of a golf ball. Generally, uterine polyps stay inside the uterus but they also have a tendency to slip inside the vagina. These are very commonly occurring in women aged between 40 and 50.
A lot of women may experience bleeding after menopause and most of these conditions are benign but polyps are also a potential cause behind such condition. polyps are more prone to affect women during the pre-menopause stages. During the menopause transition time, the government may undergo hormonal imbalance leading to high production of estrogen inside her body. This may cause overgrowth inside the uterus leading to a bulging structure called uterine polyps. As long as there is estrogen imbalance inside a women's body, there is always a risk of uterine polyps.
Signs and Symptoms,
A women suffering from may experience light or heavy bleeding. Some women may also experience spotting after intercourse. There are women who have absolutely no symptoms but they experience irregular menstrual cycles generally. The only way to make sure that you're suffering from polyps is by visiting your physician.
In case you physician thinks that you may be suffering from the condition of polyps, they will ask you to go through medical examination so that he could confirm. The simplest examination is going through transvaginal ultrasound and it is performed using a wand-shaved device is made to insert inside the vagina so that the uterus can be seen from inside. Along with this examination, the physician may also inject salt water into the uterus in order to expand it and have a clear view through a procedure known as hysterosonography.
The best and well-known treatment for uterine polyps is hysteroscopy. In this procedure a thin, flexible and light hysteroscope is inserted inside the uterus from the cervix. This enables the removal of uterine polyps.