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Posted by: Miss B | 2005/12/05

Polyps

I am 29year old with sle, diagnosed with premature ovarian failure, due to medication given for lupus, 5yrs ago - my gynae found polyps in my uterus last week. What exactly are they and how are they formed? Is there a change that they could develop into something more severe like cancer and what are the chances of reoccurance? What are the best methods of treating them?

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Polyps are outgrowths of the womb lining. The cause is not known. They can become cancerous but, at your age, the risk is pretty small. Treatment involves removal via a D&C.

Best wishes

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