Uterine polyps are a fleshy soft tissue growth that form within the lining of the uterus called the endometrium. While many women with polyps might not experience symptoms, others can present with spotting in-between their periodsand altered bleeding patterns, or even fertility challenges. Polyps can also present with bleeding after menopause.

Although the vast majority of uterine polyps are benign (not cancerous), it is generally recommended that they be removed. This is achieved through a minor day procedure, called a hysteroscopy, where a small camera is inserted vaginally into the uterus and the polyp is removed. If you would like more detail on hysteroscopy, this RANZCOG resource is useful.