Endometrial Polyp

Endometrial or uterine polyps are an overgrowth of the cells of the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus. These growths are usually noncancerous, but sometimes it turns cancerous. It can cause symptoms like irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding after menopause, infertility, and intermenstrual bleeding.

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Why do I have headaches during periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36 year old female with no kids. I have a history of migraines. I have been experiencing more severe headaches that are lasting more around my period. I am also having cramps, which I have not had since I was a teen, along with being moody and always tired. I had laboratory test...  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you tried to have children? The reason I ask is if you have tried and could not, then it would provide an insight into your problem. The migraines and cramps can be related to each other (endometriosis) or independent. I know how distressing a bad headache can get. I...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET (endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be star...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned that my TVS shows thickened endometrium?

Query: Hi doctor, I had symptoms of brown discharge and suggested transvaginal scan which shows thickened endometrium and impression of mildly bulky uterus and cervix. Please see the attached scan report. All blood tests are normal like TC, DC, ESR, Hb, T3, T4 and my TSH is 0. 92. Please suggest whether it...  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history, report (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and understand your concerns. Your ultrasound showed thickened endometrium most likely polyp. In my opinion you should continue with the same treatment. If problem persi...  Read Full »

Which is the recommended anesthesia for uterine polyp removal, spinal or epidural?

Query: Hello doctor, My gynecologist removed most of a polyp in her office with a local anesthetic and NSAID shot. However bits are still attached to the uterine wall because she was afraid of puncturing wall if I move. I had a colonoscopy with Propofol and had only had a bit of dizziness when I stood u...  Read Full »


Dr. Sukhdev Garg

Anesthesiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your query, your surgery can be done under spinal or epidural anesthesia. It is a much safer option than general anesthesia. You will be pain-free for hours after surgery. You will be absolutely awake during surgery and will not be able to move your legs ev...  Read Full »

My partner bled heavily after 3 years of menopause. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, This is on behalf of my partner. She is 51 and has been through the menopause. She has not had a period in 3 years. Last week, she bled quite heavy for a few days. A duty doctor told her to get a blood test done. She had the blood test done today. My partner did not tell the family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Postmenopausal bleeding is the vaginal bleeding, which occurs 1 year after attaining menopause. It should be evaluated, particularly in whom with a family history of carcinoma. PMP bleeding patients are at high risk of endometrial cancer. The causes of PMP bleedin...  Read Full »

Can an endometrial polyp grow so quickly in a span of eight weeks?

Query: Hi doctor, I had induced abortion three months ago and had a transvaginal US. It showed everything was normal and the endo lining was 8 mm and the uterus looked closed. I cannot find that report, but I know the uterus looked normal, just like on all my previous reports. I had my periods regularly f...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the ultrasound picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you have provided, it does not look like polyp in endometrium. In fact it looks like some collection such as fluid or blood in endometrial cavity, although the appearance of single static film ...  Read Full »

I had an abortion seven months back. Why do I still have black colored periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an abortion seven months back. I have been having black colored periods bleeding from the last three months. The bleeding is black on all the days of the periods.  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? That is quite a short history. Having black or altered blood in the first few months after abortion is common. We have to rule out the following possibilities. Get a pelvic scan to rule out any endometrial polyps or any uterine masses or any endometr...  Read Full »

Is my pathology report complete without mention of microscopic section?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently underwent hysteroscopy and D and C, and laparoscopic surgery due to postmenopausal vaginal bleeding and a transvaginal ultrasound that showed 1 cm of thickness, a uterine polyp, and an endometrioma on the right ovary. The path report had a gross-section and a diagnosis sectio...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The full pathology report of any tissue includes a gross description, microscopic examination findings, and diagnosis. So, In this way, your report might be written. If cancer is present, then atypical malignant cells in microscopy are seen along with gross growth al...  Read Full »

I have spotting every month just before my period. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I took a morning pill six months ago. Since then, I can see blood spots every month just before my period starts. There is no discharge. The period is fine and regular.  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The abnormal pattern of spotting cannot be due to the pill as it has been there for longer than expected, for it to be a side effect of the pill.You will need an examination to rule out local causes like:Cervical erosion. Polyps. Endometrial hyperplasia. Polyps. Fibroi...  Read Full »

Passed a large number of clots on my regular period. Could it be a miscarriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old and sexually active. Last month, I anticipated getting pregnant and hence, was sexually active during my ovulation. I started having funny symptoms like bloating, cravings and headache. I so much felt like I was pregnant. A day before my expected date of the period (27th...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you mentioned could be due to pregnancy which may not have been healthy, and we cannot predict. If it had been healthy, you would have had a weak positive urine pregnancy test. So, most probably you were not pregnant. We have other possibilities like pel...  Read Full »

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