Iam 46 years old, and have been getting my periods regularly till last month. This month, however, it’s been on for 10 days. I went to a gyanec who said there’s a polyp in the uterus which needs to be operated upon. What exactly is this? And how can it be treated? She also prescribed Trapic MF for three days. Please advice the way forward.
Shalini Kamat, Mumbai
As a woman grows older, the lining of the uterus known as endometrium should grow thinner. A polyp is when this lining grows thicker, forming a small grape-like growth. This can cause spotting and bleeding apart from the normal period. This growth should be removed. A hysteroscopy should be performed and then the polyp removed and a curettage performed. The material obtained should be then sent for histopathology to examine the nature of the cells.
Dr Avan Dadina, Obstetrics & Gynaecologist