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Uterine Polyps/Fibroids
 


Uterine polps

Uterine (endometrial) polyps/fibroids consist of areas in your uterus where the lining of the uterus (endometrium) becomes overgrown and forms a mass (polyp). Uterine polyps may attach to the interior of your uterus by a large base or a thin stalk and range in size from a few millimeters the size of a sesame seed to several centimeters the size of a golf ball or larger.
As the polyps grow, they protrude into your uterus. You can have one or many uterine polyps. The polyps may stay contained within your uterus, or occasionally, they may slip down through the opening of the uterus (cervix) into the vagina. A uterine polyp that develops near the fallopian tubes may obstruct the opening of the tubes, possibly leading to difficulty in becoming pregnant.
Although they can happen at any time, uterine polyps most commonly occur in women in their 40s and 50s.
 

Many women with uterine polyps are  have no signs or symptoms. However, other women with uterine polyps experience one or more of the following:

  • Irregular menstrual bleeding, such as bleeding varying amounts at frequent but unpredictable intervals
  • Bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Excessively heavy menstrual periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause

Polyps and fibroids affect reproduction in the same way as a contraceptive interuterine device.
Fibroids are viewed as clumps of stagnated blood in Chinese medicine. This simply means that the blood is not moving as freely as it should and therefore accumulates in places where it shouldn't to form solid masses.
The good news is that there are acupuncture points that are very effective at moving blood and increasing the circulation of blood in the uterus in order to resolve the fibroid masses.
This process can happen quite fast

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