Can polyps affect fertility?
Polyps can interfere with fertility by preventing a fertilized egg (embryo) from implanting in the uterine wall correctly.
Can a small polyp prevent implantation?
Polyps can prevent implantation of an embryo in the uterus. Polyp symptoms can mimic symptoms of endometrial cancer, which include irregular periods and abnormal bleeding, so it’s important to seek medical help soon at the first signs.
What causes uterine polyps to grow?
What causes uterine polyps? The exact reason that polyps form is unknown, but swings in hormone levels may be a factor. Estrogen, which plays a role in causing the endometrium to thicken each month, also appears to be linked to the growth of uterine polyps.
Do uterine polyps grow quickly?
After a period, the lining grows rapidly under the influence of hormones like estrogen. Polyps are areas that grow a little too much. As they grow, they usually fan out but remain attached to a small stalk, kind of similar to a bush or a tree.
Can polyps go away on their own?
In premenopausal women, polyps often go away on their own and may require no additional treatment if you are not having symptoms and have no other risk factors. In some cases, uterine polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.
Can uterine polyps fall out?
Small uterine polyps can go away on their own without treatment (2, 7). If they do become problematic, there are a few different options treating existing polyps, and for preventing their future formation.
What happens if uterine polyp is not removed?
Uterine polyps, once removed, can recur. It’s possible that you might need to undergo treatment more than once if you experience recurring uterine polyps. If the polyps are found to contain precancerous or cancerous cells, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may become necessary.
Do uterine polyps cause weight gain?
So far, there is still no scientific evidence that proves uterine polyps can cause weight gain. But since it makes your lower abdomen swell, it can give the appearance that you’re getting fat. Hence the misconception that uterine polyps can cause women to gain weight. But, don’t worry.