Uterine or endometrial polyps are benign growths present on the lining of the uterine cavity (endometrium). They are more common in older women. The most common symptoms of polyps are heavy periods, bleeding between periods, bleeding after sex, postmenopausal bleeding or an excessive blood stained vaginal discharge.
Hysteroscopy Polypectomy is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove polyps that cause abnormal uterine bleeding. Hysteroscopy uses a long tubular tube called hysteroscope to insert into the uterus via the cervix. The hysteroscope can cut through the tissue attaching the polyp to the uterus, thus allowing its easy removal. The procedure can be carried out as an out patient procedure under local anesthesia if preferred. Consult with your gynecologist regarding the procedure and the associated benefits and risks before moving on with the procedure.