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Polyps inside the uterus (endometrial polyps) can cause heavy menstrual bleeding, irregular bleeding between normal periods, or abnormal bleeding after menopause. For women of reproductive age, polyps can cause difficulty in conceiving or falling pregnant. In some women, the polyps do not cause any symptoms. These women only know that they may have polyp after an ultrasound scan.
Our combined diagnostic and therapeutic hysteroscopy offers a gold standard test to confirm the presence of polyp. Not only polyps, but also other growths such as fibroids and cancer can all be visually diagnosed with great accuracy through the hysteroscope.
The polyp is then removed carefully with the hysteroscope or some specially devices.
Removing the polyps can treat the symptoms that they cause. Pathology of the removed polyp is also an important test to make sure there is no cancerous change inside the polyps.
At last, if needed, a therapeutic procedure to treat heavy periods can be done in the same surgery. Two of the common therapies are:
Our specialist will discuss with you which treatment choice is the best for you, according to your specific needs and conditions.
Hysteroscopic polypectomy is usually done in the hospital as a single-day procedure. Recovery typically takes 1-2 days only.
31 Bertram Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
1300 885 803
02 9475 0028
Dr. Sarah Choi