How do I know if I have fibroids or polyps?

Do fibroids or polyps cause pain?

Fibroids are overgrowths of the muscle inside the walls of your uterus, not the tissue lining the inside. Like polyps, they can cause heavy bleeding. But they can also cause pain, constipation, and trouble peeing.

How do you know if its a polyp or fibroid?

Fibroids can be detected during a pelvic exam, although often they are very small and go unnoticed. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may ask you to have a trans-vaginal/pelvic or abdominal ultrasound or an MRI.

Can fibroids be mistaken for polyps?

Unfortunately, polyps can be easily mistaken for fibroids because they look similar in imaging tests and they can both cause heavy menstrual bleeding, cramping, and abdominal pain.

Do polyps cause weight gain?

So far, there is still no scientific evidence that proves uterine polyps can cause weight gain. But since it makes your lower abdomen swell, it can give the appearance that you’re getting fat. Hence the misconception that uterine polyps can cause women to gain weight.

How do you get rid of fibroid polyps?

For uterine polyps, your doctor might recommend:

  1. Watchful waiting. Small polyps without symptoms might resolve on their own. …
  2. Medication. Certain hormonal medications, including progestins and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, may lessen symptoms of the polyp. …
  3. Surgical removal.
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Do polyps in the uterus need to be removed?

However, polyps should be treated if they cause heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, or if they are suspected to be precancerous or cancerous. They should be removed if they cause problems during pregnancy, such as a miscarriage, or result in infertility in women who want to become pregnant.

Do polyps show up on ultrasound?

A tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken of a polyp to determine if it is cancerous. Polyps do show up on ultrasound, though it is not usually the primary screening method for polyps.

What’s the difference between cyst and polyp?

Endometrial polyps are abnormal tissue growths within the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs on one or both ovaries that usually form during ovulation.