Diagnosis - Gynecology

Uterine polyp (endometrial polyp)

Uterine polyps are growths that originate in the inner lining of the uterus and protrude into the uterine cavity.  Generally, middle aged women most commonly experience uterine polyps and symptoms may include disturbed menstrual bleeding and infertility. While uterine polyps are usually noncancerous, some may develop into cancer and therefore require treatment.  If treatment is necessary, it may include medications, surgical removal of the uterine polyp or - in cases where cancerous cells are identified in the polyp - complete removal of the uterus (hysterectomy). 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    HELIOS Hospital Schwerin

    The HELIOS Hospital Schwerin has 23 medical departments, a well known psychiatric clinic and possesses of 1,406 beds in total.

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Uterine prolapse

Uterine prolapse refers to a lowering of the uterus from its correct position down into the vagina. The cause of uterine prolapse is generally a weakening or stretching of the pelvic floor muscles and ligaments following multiple natural childbirths in combination with hormonal changes following menopause. Symptoms of uterine prolapse may include urinary leakage or incontinence, problems with bowel movements, a bulge in the vagina or a feeling that something is protruding from the vagina. Mild cases of uterine prolapse may not require treatment. However in more severe cases, uterine prolapse may be treated with hormone therapy, surgery or the use of a device (vaginal pessary) that helps to keep the uterus in its correct position.