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Uterine Polyps
Cervical Polyp Removal
Nasal Polyps
Throat Polyps
Stomach Polyps
Colon Polyps

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Polyps Guide

Uterine Polyp

Endometrial (Uterine) Polyp: Cross section of a womb where the polyp is clearly visible.

Uterine polyps are growths of excess tissue that form on the inner wall of the uterus (womb). A woman can have a single or multiple polyps and they range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters (up to the size of a golf ball).



Large uterine polyp removed by surgery.

Uterine polyps are rarely cancerous, but can cause irregular periods, heavy periods and bleeding between periods and bleeding after menopause.

Cervical Polyp: Removal

Step 1

Cervical polyp discovered during a standard pelvic examination.

A cervical polpy is a growth that grows on the cervix. In most cases it does not cause symptoms.

Step 2

The polyp is grasped with a ring forceps and twisted until it falls off.

Step 3

The site of removal is inspected for any signs of remaining polyp. If some remains it is scrapped off with a curette. There will be some bleeding until the wound heals.

Nasal Polyps


Nasal polyp found by visual inspection.

These are growths that occur inside the nose and can block the sinuses or nasal airway passage. People with asthma, hay fever and cystic fibrosis are more prone to developing them. People with the condition complain of cold-like symptoms that last months or even years - including a runny nose, blocked nose, reduced sense of smell and breathing through the mouth.

Throat or Voice Box Polyp

In most cases these polyps are the result of injury to the vocal cords through overuse of the voice. In the vast majority of cases, they are not cancerous. Common symptoms are a change in the voice or a hoarse voice.

Stomach Polyps

Multiple polyps found in stomach.

Also called gastric polyps, these types of growths are quite rare. Most stomach polyps do not turn cancerous, although they can increase your risk of stomach cancer in the future.


Large colon polyps

Also called colorectal polyps, these grow in the wall of the intestines (colon) or rectum wall. Unlike other types of polyps, there is a high risk of colon polyps becoming cancerous.

Smaller colon polyp

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