Uterine polyps are the overgrowth of the endometrial lining of the womb or the uterus. Uterine polyps are also known as endometrial polyps. The size of the uterine polyps varies from few millimeters to a few centimeters. Uterine polyps may be single or multiple in number. They can be sessile or pedunculated, the second ones being more common. Sessile means they attach with the uterine cavity with a flat base, and pedunculated means they connect to the uterine cavity with a stalk. Uterine polyps are usually noncancerous or benign but have a 5% chance of being malignant or turning malignant. Chances of malignancy of uterine polyps are higher in postmenopausal women. Homeopathy treats many gynecological complaints with much success. Homeopathic medicines for uterine polyps are very effective and safe.
Causes and Risk Factors
The exact cause of uterine polyps is not clear, but they tend to arise from high levels of estrogen circulating in the body. Certain risk factors make women prone to uterine polyps. These include obesity, hormone replacement therapy, and high blood pressure. Apart from these, women taking tamoxifen, which is a drug for breast cancer treatment, are also prone to uterine polyps. Women around perimenopausal or postmenopausal age group are at the highest risk, but young women may also develop them.
Symptoms of Uterine Polyps
Uterine polyps can be both asymptomatic and symptomatic. The symptoms of uterine polyps include menorrhagia or heavy or prolonged periods, bleeding in between menstrual cycles or metrorrhagia, irregular periods, and bleeding from the vagina after menopause. Another symptom is pain or cramps because of the polyp trying to protrude into the vagina through the cervix. A uterine polyp may also make it difficult to get pregnant or carry the pregnancy to term.
Homeopathic Medicines for Uterine Polyps
From a huge list of medicines for the treatment for uterine polyps, the major ones are Calc Carb, Medorrhinum, Belladonna, Phosphorus, Sepia, Thuja Occidentalis, and Teucrium Marum Verum. The homeopathy prescription for uterine polyps varies individually for every case. Prescribing the most suitable medicine for uterine polyps needs a detailed case analysis. Homeopathy medicines help in managing the symptoms of uterine polyps as well as dissolving them. These symptoms include heavy, prolonged menses, intermenstrual bleeding, and uterine cramps. Homeopathy medicine for uterine polyps is safe to use and doesn’t have any side effects. These medicines for uterine polyps should be taken under the supervision of a physician and self-medication be avoided.