July 4, 2015
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Uterine Growths (cont.)

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How are uterine polyps diagnosed and treated?

Sometimes, the polyps stick out through the opening of the cervix so that they are visible during a speculum exam, such as during a Pap smear. Diagnosis is by ultrasound or examination under a microscope of the tissue removed during uterine sampling. A diagnosis can also be made by hysteroscopy, the insertion of a scope that allows visualization of the uterine cavity from the inside. It is often possible to remove polyps during this procedure. Curettage, a procedure in which the lining of the uterus is removed, can be used to cure endometrial polyps in most cases.

Medically reviewed by Steven Nelson, MD; Board Certified Obstetrics and Gynecology

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Imaging.

MedscapeReference.com. Medical Treatment of Uterine Fibroids.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/4/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/uterine_growths/article.htm

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