Normally, endometrial polyps are detected when the woman visits her OB/GYN for a routine visit. They can be seen through transvaginal ultrasound.
To confirm the diagnosis, two methods can be used:
- Also known as hydrosonography, it involves fluid injection (a saline solution) to be able to see the polyp more accurately.
- The uterine cavity is observed by means of an endoscopy. This technique is also used to remove the polyp (hysteroscopic polypectomy).
By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc (embryologist), Ricardo Navarro Martín MD, MSc, BSc (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador BSc, MSc (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 11/03/2017