Uterine Fibroids Vs. Polyps
Uterine Fibroids and Polyps are two conditions of the uterus that can be easily confused with each other. They have a similar structure that makes them seem alike, but they are very different.
Fibroids are uterine growth that can occur inside and outside the uterine wall.
- Fibroids tend to grow into massive balls
- Fibroids typically require medical or surgical intervention
- Fibroids generally remain benign
- Fibroids are made of muscle cells and connective tissue
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination
- Backache or leg pains
Fibroid Treatment Options
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
- Hormone Treatment
- High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Surgery (HIFU or MRgFUS)
Uterine Polyps are very different from fibroids. Instead of being shed during menstruation, the uterine lining begins to generate polyps. Polyps are just an excess of cells that would normally be washed out as part of the endometrial lining’s naturally build-up and shedding.
- Polyps can remain quite small
- Polyps often regress and shrink on their own
- Polyps can become cancerous
- Polyps are made up of the tissue that lines the uterus
- Irregular menstrual bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Bleeding between menstrual periods
- Change in stool color
- Rectal bleeding
- Iron deficiency anemia
Polyps Treatment Options
- Total Proctocolectomy
If you are experiencing symptoms, it is important to see a specialist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Contact Us to make an appointment to get the right treatment for you.
- Johnson, L. (2021, January 19). What is the Difference Between Uterine Polyps vs. Fibroids? Treatment for Uterine Fibroids with Embolization (UFE). https://fibroids.com/blog/health-information/what-is-the-difference-between-uterine-polyps-vs-fibroids/