How to Treat Uterine Polyps Naturally
Our holistic uterine polyps treatment approach treats polyps while also improving the health of the entire reproductive system.
Uterine Polyps and Fertility
Uterine polyps are growths that form inside the uterus, causing irritating symptoms and possibly affecting fertility. Uterine polyps are fairly common and usually appear during or after menopause, but can also form earlier. If you are trying to conceive, uterine polyps can throw up a few roadblocks that hurt your chances of having a successful pregnancy. We are committed to improving your fertility outcomes while taking care of your whole self, both physically and mentally.
Our Holistic Approach to Treating Uterine Polyps
Uterine polyps can cause several issues for the reproductive system, particularly the menstrual cycle. In addition to heavy bleeding and bleeding between periods, polyps can hurt fertility by causing irregular periods and/or blocking the movement or development of a fertilized egg. Our holistic uterine polyps treatment approach treats polyps while also improving the health of the entire reproductive system. We’ll take a wide view of the issue so we can heal all parts of the body.
How to Remove Uterine Polyps Naturally
Uterine polyps symptoms can look different from woman to woman. Polyps can cause heavy period bleeding, bleeding in between periods, and can sometimes make it difficult to conceive. Medications and surgery can relieve symptoms and remove polyps, while natural therapies such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can improve circulation, balance hormones, and resolve blood stagnation.
Acupuncture for Uterine Polyps
Uterine polyps signal stagnation in the blood. When our blood and qi are not freely flowing throughout our bodies, it can lead to many issues, including issues in the reproductive system. Acupuncture treatments naturally restore a healing balance to your entire system by moving qi, balancing hormones, improving circulation, and restoring blood flow to the organs. Additionally, patients experience a reduced severity of symptoms and find relief from the anxiety that can come from fertility issues.
During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed on the abdomen, legs, arms, and sometimes elsewhere such as the ears. Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience an improvement of symptoms within 8-12 weeks and sustained results in 6-12 months.
Herbs for Uterine Polyps
Chinese herbal medicine has been used for thousands of years to promote wellness and treat a number of conditions, including those related to reproductive health. As uterine polyps are a result of blood stagnation, herbs are used to restore the flow of blood and qi to the organs. Herbal medicine is customized to each person, so there may be recommendations to help with other common issues related to fertility such as hormone imbalance, anxiety, and the physical presence of polyps.
Results can vary based on a number of factors, however, most patients may begin to experience sustained results in 6-12 months. After discussing your health history, we may recommend combining this therapy with acupuncture. We see better outcomes with improved results when these treatments are paired together for fertility treatments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Uterine Polyps vs Fibroids
Uterine polyps and fibroids are both growths that develop in and around the uterus, but they are comprised of different types of tissue. Polyps form because of an overgrowth of endometrial tissue, while fibroids are made of dense, connective fibrous tissue. They may cause similar symptoms and can both impact the chances of pregnancy. One major difference is that polyps have the potential to become cancerous. However, the chance of developing cancer due to polyps is still low.
What Is a Uterine Polyp?
A uterine polyp is an overgrowth of endometrial tissue that attaches to the endometrium and extends into the uterus. These growths can vary in number, size, and location. Uterine polyps can cause irregular periods, heavy period bleeding, and fertility issues.
What Causes Uterine Polyps?
The cause of uterine polyps is largely unknown. It is possible that their growth is related to estrogen levels.
What are the Signs of Uterine Polyps?
Some of the common signs of uterine polyps are irregular periods, heavy blood flow during periods, bleeding in between periods, bleeding after going through menopause, and fertility issues.
Can IVF Cause Uterine Polyps?
IVF has not been shown to cause the growth of uterine polyps.
Are Uterine Polyps Genetic?
No, uterine polyps are not genetic.
Can Uterine Polyps Be Cancerous?
Uterine polyps do have the potential to become cancerous, but this is rare. If you are more at risk for uterine cancer, your doctor may recommend the removal of polyps. Tissue is sent to the lab for examination once removed.
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Pain?
Uterine polyps are not typically associated with painful symptoms. Symptoms usually include irregular periods, heavy blood flow during periods, bleeding in between periods, bleeding after going through menopause, and fertility issues.
Do Uterine Polyps Cause Weight Gain?
The presence of uterine polyps is not known to cause weight gain, however, obesity is linked with a higher likelihood of developing uterine polyps.
How Do Polyps Affect Fertility?
The presence of polyps in the uterus can affect fertility by physically blocking egg implantation to the uterine wall. Depending on the location, polyps may also block the cervical canal, making conception more difficult.
Can You Get Pregnant with a Uterine Polyp?
Yes, you can get pregnant if you have uterine polyps. Polyps vary in number, size, and location, so it is possible that the presence of polyps may not affect pregnancy chances. However, there are certain places inside the uterus where polyps can develop that may make the chances of conception and/or successful egg implantation more difficult.
Can You Get Pregnant After Uterine Polyps are Removed?
Yes, you can get pregnant after uterine polyps are removed. If polyps were blocking the fallopian tubes and or blocked a significant portion of the uterine wall, removal of those polyps would increase the chances of getting pregnant. Additionally, if polyps were the cause of irregular periods, removal may allow for a return to a regular menstrual cycle.
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Hormonal Imbalance?
Uterine polyps are not known to be the cause of hormonal imbalance, but the formation of polyps may be reactive to estrogen levels.
What to Expect After Uterine Polyp Removal
Patients who have their uterine polyps removed surgically can go home to recover the same day of the operation. Patients may experience bleeding and cramping in the days following the procedure. Discharge may continue for a few weeks as recovery continues. Avoid heavy lifting, using tampons, douching, and sexual intercourse until completely healed. (Usually 2-3 weeks.)
When to Expect Your Period After a Uterine Polyp Removal
Your menstrual cycle will return to normal after you have uterine polyps removed. You will likely also experience vaginal bleeding in the few days after the procedure.
How Do You Remove Uterine Polyps with Herbs Naturally?
Uterine polyps may shrink on their own or with the use of Chinese herbs. However, surgery is needed to fully remove uterine polyps. Natural treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine can speed up surgical recovery and promote healing.
What To Expect
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At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.
At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
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At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.
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