How is endometrial atrophy treated?
Estrogen therapy: This hormone is used to treat vaginal and endometrial atrophy. Your doctor may prescribe it in one of the following forms: Pills: You’ll take them by mouth. Vaginal cream: You’ll use an applicator to get it inside your body.
How serious is endometrial polyp?
They are attached to the endometrium by a thin stalk or a broad base and extend inward into the uterus. Uterine polyps are usually noncancerous, but they may cause problems with periods (menstruation) or fertility.
How long does endometrial polyp removal take?
It’s inserted through the vagina into the uterus after dilating the cervix and projects images of the uterus onto a monitor. Small instruments are inserted through the hysteroscope to remove each polyp. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and does not require an overnight hospital stay.
What to expect after a uterine polypectomy?
After Surgery You may have increased cramping and vaginal bleeding for a day or two after the procedure. You may experience gas pains for about a day or so due to gas administered during the procedure. This may extend into your upper abdomen and shoulder. Walking will help relieve this pressure.
What causes atrophic endometrium?
Atrophy of uterine endometrium and myometrium is caused by loss or suppression of ovarian sex hormone secretion. The agents such as tamoxifen (Tucker et al., 1984; Tsujioka et al., 2009) and toremifene (Karlsson et al., 1998) typically reduce cell proliferation and produce atrophy of the endometrium and myometrium.
How many days rest after polypectomy?
With a more involved procedure, a full recovery can take up to two weeks. Your doctor will give you some instructions on how to care for yourself. They may ask you to avoid certain drinks and foods that can irritate your digestive system for two to three days after the procedure.
Is atrophic endometrium cancerous?
Atrophic endometrium is a normal finding in prepubertal, postmenopausal, and some perimenopausal women. However, it can also be seen with pre-cancerous or cancerous diseases and your doctor may suggest a biopsy of the endometrium to look for more serious conditions.