Uterine polyps refer to the excessive growth of cells that are found on the inner wall of the uterus. This is commonly seen in the lining of the uterus or the endometrium layer, which is why it is sometimes referred to as endometrial polyps. Sizes range from a few millimeters to several centimeters. These cells are attached to the uterine wall by a large base or a thin stalk. A woman can have only one uterine polyp but the numbers can increase too. Most uterine polyps remain inside the uterus but there are instances when they can protrude through the opening of the uterus or the cervix and eventually into the vagina.
Signs, Symptoms, and Risk factors
Uterine polyps don't usually manifest any symptoms and so they can be hard to detect. Some of the signs of uterine polyps are:
* Irregular menstrual bleeding like having frequent and unpredictable periods, and these periods have irregular lengths and heaviness