• Vaginal Discharge
  • Pink Discharge
  • Clear Discharge
  • Green Discharge
  • Brown Discharge

What Causes Uterine Polyps?

Uterine polyps are abnormal benign growths of endometrial glandular tissue (uterine lining) caused by hormonal disorders and usually occurring amid various inflammatory processes of the genitourinary system. Endometrial polyp (“uterine polyp”) is a separate outgrowth of the uterine lining. Endometrial polyps can be glandular, fibrous and mixed – depending on their cause.

Until relatively recently, childbirth at an older age was considered one of the causes of uterine polyps and cervical polyps. However, in recent years, these ideas have significantly changed. Uterine polyps (endometrial polyps) and cervical polyps can also occur in teenage girls and postmenopausal women.


Endometrial polyps are mostly caused by disorders in hormonal ovarian function due to elevated content of female hormones (estrogen) and insufficient amount of gestagen (progesterone). Endometrial polyp may be caused by inflammation of the uterine lining, abortion, dilation and curettage of the uterus.