Polyps found on the surface of the ovaries are called ovarian polyps. These benign growths are classified into two categories: sessile polyps and pedunculated polyps. When there is abnormal growth of tissues, such polyps may occur. Smaller polyps do not cause symptoms, but others cause symptoms such as loss of blood or cramps in the abdominal region. These ovarian polyps must be surgically removed. Ultrasounds and X-Rays can help to spot these polyps. Regular visits to the gynecologist's chamber are necessary to diagnose them. Pap smears can help to understand whether such polyps have developed on the surface of the ovaries.
HOW IS OVARIAN POLYPS DIAGNOSED?
Ovarian polyps, although usually harmless, have the possibility to become cancerous.