Patient Comments: Uterine Growths - Polyps

What symptoms, if any, did you experience with your uterine polyps?

Comment from: boazy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 21

I had my first uterine polyp 9 years ago. I gained 40 lb. that year doing nothing unusual. Polyp was removed and everything seemed normal (I never lost that weight). I had just regular Pap tests after that. Nine years later and post menopause I started to bleed and a very large polyp was discovered, no telling how long it has been there. I was dieting and losing a little and now cannot lose anything. I am crampy and tired, have lots of bleeding and clotting and waiting for hysterectomy.

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Comment from: katskradle22, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 27

I had a cantaloupe-sized tumor in 2010 on my left ovary that I had removed. I began having similar symptoms several months ago so I called my obstetrician/gynecologist and she scheduled me for a transvaginal ultrasound. My symptoms are pain during sex, abdominal tenderness, pressure on bladder, and spotting during heavy work/exercise. Because of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), I haven't had a natural period since 2001 when I went off birth control, so no period-related issues. The transvaginal scan revealed growth in my uterus, so she has scheduled a D and C and biopsy at the end of July.

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Comment from: EquineLady, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I experienced light bleeding and spotting about 5 years after menopause, for a day or two, then it stopped. I began spotting again a week later. Gynecologist scheduled D and C and removed the polyp.

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Comment from: RedAzure, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 20

Definitely some spotting after sex and my uterus was seen on transvaginal ultrasound as a thickened endometrium of 8 mm. It's been very frightening thinking uterine cancer for two weeks. Ladies, don't leave anything suspicious go unchecked because one symptom of uterine polyps is post-menopausal bleeding.

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Comment from: Talking Chief, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

I was taking estrogen and progesterone for several years after menopause. I started to get some heavy bleeding on occasion. One day while removing a tampon in the rest room, a large sausage-like polyp flew out, hit the floor and bounced into the stall next to me. The lady in there ran out screaming while I collected it and flushed it away. It was totally encapsulated. I went to my gynecologist who gave me a D&C and I have not had a problem since.

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Comment from: Shell, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

I was in menopause for six years then started bleeding. I have a mild prolapse also, so I went in for D and C. They found a uterine polyp removed it. I have a lot of fibroids and endometriosis. I will wait six weeks for the result. I am finding the prolapse very annoying while trying to do house work, gardening, yoga, etc., bending and lifting. My largest fibroid is 2.9 cm.

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Comment from: ally3925, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

Before I was diagnosed with uterine polyps, I had a brownish smelly discharges between my menstrual periods. Also, the walls of my vagina is so itchy. There is also a pinching pain at the right side of my abdomen.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I finally received help for heavy bleeding during menses, spotting during sex, and weight gain because of uterine polyps. I had a hysteroscopic myomectomy and I hope it helps. I was given Provera 10 mg once a day for 10 days.

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