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Gynecology

Polyp

03/26/2008

Question:

in 2006. i was bleeding for 60 days. my doctor did a d&c, and took a scope to see my urterus. he founda polyp. he used forcepts, to try to remove it.but could not do so. he suggest doing a historectomy. if i bleed anymore. i wanted to know by not being able to remove it. and its been there for 2 yrs. can it turn to be cancerous. it wasnt at the time. in 2006. do you think i should go ahead and have a histeroectomy? thank you

Answer:

It depends on your age. If you are premenopausal, then if the bleeding isn't bothersome, you don't need to consider surgery. If you are postmenopausal, some evidence shows that the polyp should be removed. This should be accomplished hysteroscopicaly without the need for hysterectomy.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated