Uterine Polyp
  • 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.
  • It is believed that the prevalence of endometrial polyps are higher in infertile women.

Vivek Nama
Vivek Nama

I'm a Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Gyn Oncologist at Croydon University Hospital. I pride myself on delivering compassionate and cost-effective care to all my patients. Patient satisfaction and experience are quintessential pillars of all my predominant decisions. With over 18 years of experience in gynaecology and gynaecological oncology, I strive to offer an evidence-based approach to my practice. It has been made effortless through my research activities and the many national and international presentations. If you are concerned about your gynaecological condition, I will be able to help you.