Do endometrial polyps come back after removal?

Do endometrial polyps come back after removal?

A uterine polyp can grow back after it has been removed. You may need treatment again. If you have another polyp, your doctor may suggest other treatments to prevent future uterine polyps.

How do you prevent uterine polyps from recurring?

There is no way to prevent uterine polyps. It’s important to have regular gynecological checkups. Risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, or taking tamoxifen to treat breast cancer may increase the chance of developing polyps.

How quickly can endometrial polyps grow back?

After removal of a polyp, the patient can return to work in a few days. She may notice a little spotting for a few days. Only a small percent of polyps seem to come back, but it is possible that months or years after treatment a polyp might recur.

How likely are uterine polyps to return?

How likely are polyps to reoccur? A variety studies estimate the risk of recurrence of endometrial polyps in pre-menopausal women to vary from 15-43%. The rate of recurrence in post-menopausal women is less well known.

Is it common for uterine polyps to recur?

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.

How do you know if uterine polyps are cancerous?

ANSWER: It is rare for uterine polyps to be cancerous. If they aren’t causing problems, monitoring the polyps over time is a reasonable approach. If you develop symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding, however, then the polyps should be removed and evaluated to confirm that there is no evidence of cancer.

How to prepare for endometrial polyp removal surgery?

If you are to have general anesthesia, you will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything after midnight the night before the surgery. Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water. Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.

Is it possible for polyps to come back after surgery?

Only a small percent of polyps seem to come back, but it is possible that months or years after treatment a polyp might recur. If you are diagnosed with endometrial polyps, please discuss treatment options with your doctor, who is in the best position to help you decide whether or not removal (called polypectomy) is necessary.

Can a woman have polyps removed from her uterus?

The short answer is yes. In about 10-15% of cases they recur. For this reason we occasionally suggest removal of the entire lining—which is where polyps originate from. This is only offered under very specific circumstances. For women who still wish to retain their ability to have children this is never offered as an option.

Is it possible to be asymptomatic with an endometrial polyp?

It is possible the condition may be asymptomatic in many cases, though common endometrial polyp symptoms include: An endometrial polyp is usually benign and can be treated easily. It is important, however, to know that there is a small likelihood that they can turn precancerous.