Myomas and polyps are the two most frequent problems that usually affect the uterus. Many women do not know that they have any of these anomalies, since their symptoms are often confused with what is believed to be normal menstruations.
The uterine polyps they are formations that are created in the lining of the cervix or in the endometrium. Its appearance is more frequent in women who are in the menopause stage or who are close to it (40 - 65 years), although young women can also have them.
The main difference between polyps and fibroids is that the former are usually not palpable, unless they protrude through the cervix; and the fibroids yes since they tend to be larger.
+ Frequently asked questions about fibroids and polyps
What are the symptoms?
Most often they are benign y asymptomatic. But sometimes one or more of these symptoms occur:
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal pain.
- Vaginal discharge of white or yellow mucus (known as leukorrhea).
- Alteration of the menstrual period.
- esterilidad, in extreme cases.
How to know if you have fibroids or polyps?
Because many times there are no symptoms, it is best not to forget to go to regular gynecological exams. Our gynecologist team will monitor and present the relevant tests for an effective diagnosis, such as:
- Vaginal ultrasound
- Hysteroscopy: taking biopsies and removing them on an outpatient basis.
- Hysterosonography: physiological serum is introduced to more accurately see the polyp.
What is the treatment?
The main treatment for polyps of the uterus is surgical intervention. A procedure that allows them to be removed when they produce symptoms and / or are prone to becoming malignant.
In the case of benign polyps, it is best to wait until they resolve on their own, unless you are at risk of uterine cancer. In addition, uterine polyps do not usually reappear. If they do, it will be necessary to adopt another type of treatment.
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