Polypectomy is a procedure used to remove polyps.
A polypectomy can help relieve polyp symptoms such as abnormal bleeding or heavy menstrual bleeding.
The procedure, also known as a hysteroscopic polypectomy, uses a small, thin scope with a light and camera attached. The scope is inserted through the vagina and into the cervical canal or uterine cavity to look for polyps. If a polyp is found, it can be removed with surgical instruments also attached to the scope.
After removal, all polyps should be examined under a microscopic for signs of cancer.