Uterine polyps are growths that occur in the inner lining of the uterus (the organ in which a foetus grows).
Uterine polyps are formed by the overgrowth of the lining of the womb.
They are attached to the endometrium by a thin stalk or a broad base and extend inward into the uterus.
Uterine polyps are usually noncancerous, but they may cause problems with periods (menstruation) or fertility.
Uterine polyps are more likely to develop in women who are between 40 and 50 years old
Chances of developing uterine polyps will increase if a woman has weight issues such as overweight or obese or Yo-Yo weight gain and loss in a short time. Women who have taken tamoxifen for breast cancer management
Women who had treatment for infertility such as repeated IVF failures and ovarian stimulation.
Women with Lynch syndrome.
Uterine polyps are increasingly detected now a days as more and more women are attempting pregnancy in their forties.
Increased accuracy of imaging studies compared to past.
The incidence of asymptomatic endometrial polyps in infertile women has been reported to range from 1% to 41% and it is the most common acquired uterine cavity abnormality in women seeking treatment for infertility.
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