Uterine polyps

Overview of uterine polyps

Uterine polyps, or endometrial polyps, are growths of the inner lining of the uterus. These growths can be as small as a seed or as large as a golf ball. Uterine polyps are a common cause of abnormal uterine bleeding and heavy menstrual periods. Approximately 95 percent of polyps in the uterus are benign, while five percent are cancerous or precancerous.

If you experience irregular menstrual bleeding, abnormally heavy menstrual periods, or trouble conceiving, our experienced gynecologists at Dignity Health can perform simple tests to confirm if you have uterine polyps in NV, CA, and AZ. Find a Doctor near you today.