This patient is a 50 year old GoPo female whose last period was four years ago. She was being followed by a gynecologist for pelvic pain and recently had an ultrasound showing a thickened endometrium. It was recommended that she have a D & C. She sought a second opinion prior to having the procedure.
Uterine (Endometrial) Polyps
Hysterectomy is the most frequently performed operation in women, with a life time risk varying from country to country from less than 20% to more than 40%. Overall these differences reflect more medical practice than differences in pathology between countries.