Endometrial Polyp

 

Endometrial polyps are non cancerous growth of the endometrium [lining of the womb].  Polyps should be removed and sent for histology.

A systematic review and meta-analysis found that the incidence of cancer within an endometrial polyp in women of reproductive age was only 1.7%, compared with 5.4% in postmenopausal women

Symptoms

  • Menorrhagia [heavy periods]
  • Vaginal discharge 

Treatments

Surgical removal under local anaesthesia in the Out Patient Hysteroscopic Clinic or as a day case under general anaesthesia.