Do uterine polyps come back?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 11/06/2017

Yes, they sometimes regrow after treatment, either surgery or medications. When polyps return, additional treatment may be necessary, depending on the severity.

Although there is no way to prevent endometrial polyps, attending all regular gynecological checkups can help to reduce the chances for them to grow back after removal. Factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, or taking tamoxifen can increase a woman’s chances of developing uterine polyps.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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