Uterine Polyps and Fibroids
grow from the lining of the uterus, known as the endometrium. These polyps cause irregular spotting and pre- or postmenstrual staining. The incidence of polyps increases with age and typically peaks between ages 40 and 50, but can be seen earlier. Although cancerous polyps are not common, the risk does rise with postmenopausal bleeding and increasing age. Therefore, it is suggested that these symptomatic polyps be removed for testing. Polyps can also lead to fertility concerns.
Uterine fibroids can cause back pain, pelvic pain, and heavy/ prolonged/frequent bleeding. Fibroids are not typically associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and they rarely develop into cancer. However, fibroids are a common health issue. Submucosal fibroids, which grow and bulge toward the inside of the uterus, have been associated with negative effects on fertility.
The TRUCLEAR Procedure allows for safe removal of both endometrial polyps and submucosal fibroids to treat abnormal uterine bleeding while minimizing risks to your health and helping to preserve your chance of future pregnancy. Unlike a hysterectomy, TRUCLEAR is an outpatient procedure with minimal recovery time.
1 AAGL Practice Report: Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Endometrial Polyps. Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (2012) 19, 3–10.