gynaecological scans - Endometrial polyps
Nearly always benign and easily treated
Polyps occur in the lining of the uterus or endometrium. They are fleshy overgrowths of tissue that can cause spotting between periods or heavy periods. They are common in the premenopausal years.
Transvaginal scan will normally be performed and it will take about 20 minutes. You do not need to attend with a full bladder.
Scan will show
- Size and shape of uterus.
- Record any abnormality such as fibroids.
- Thickness of lining of the womb (the Endometrium)
- Look closely to identify any polyps in the uterine cavity
- Both ovaries