Uterine polyps are very common. They form in the lining of the uterus which is called the endometrium. The endometrium grows up every month and then sheds off. Sometimes the endometrial cells divide and form a fleshy growth of tissue called a polyp.
Polyps are almost always benign, however they can also cause bleeding in between periods, heavy periods, difficulty falling pregnant and miscarriages and if they are left for a long time precancerous cells can develop so they are usually removed.
A day surgery procedure is required to remove polyps. It is performed under a general anaesthetic. A very small 4mm camera is inserted vaginally into the uterus and the polyp is excised. There is a small amount of bleeding and crampy period pain but this resolves very quickly.