Having an irregular menstrual cycle can be troubling and frustrating. In particular, having spotting or heavy discharge during your period can point to a medical condition that may otherwise be asymptomatic. Uterine polyps are growths that can develop along the lining of the uterus. While typically noncancerous, these growths can present unpleasant symptoms in the short term and may develop into more complicated concerns in the long-term. If you find your periods heavier than before, it may be time to come in for a checkup. In addition to offering annual checkups, our team at Cohen Medical Practice provides several treatment solutions to help you address your polyps safely.
What Causes Uterine Polyps?
Uterine polyps are sensitive to estrogen levels and tend to grow when there is an overabundance of these hormones. Your estrogen levels rise and fall as your body undergoes its menstrual cycle. As estrogen increases, the lining of your uterus thickens. In some cases, this thickening can lead to the growth of polyps, which persist and become problematic. Identifying these growths can be problematic without the necessary imaging equipment.
Are Polyps Dangerous?
These uterine growths are not particularly dangerous, but can cause a lot of discomfort. Some studies have shown a correlation between uterine polyps and infertility. If you have polyps and you’re unable conceive, removal of the polyps might allow you to become pregnant. Moreover, while most polyps are not cancerous, they can become cancerous over time if left untreated.
How Are Uterine Polyps Treated?
Most treatments for these growths involve removal. However, not all removal procedures have to involve extensive surgery or downtime. At Cohen Medical Practice, we employ the least invasive and most beneficial options for addressing polyps and fibroids. Our treatments can both test for signs of cancer and rid your body of unwanted growths in little time. Some of the most common ways we address polyps include:
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Removing Uterine Polyps in Columbus Circle, NYC
If you are experiencing unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, polyps may be the cause. At Cohen Medical Practice, we offer same-day appointments at all three of our New York City locations to give you the fast treatment you deserve. Book an appointment by calling (347) 545-2520 or clicking the button below to get in touch with our team in Columbus Circle, on Madison Avenue, or at Rego Park in Queens. Our team is fluent in English, Spanish, Korean, and Russian.