Endometrial polyps and miscarriage risks

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a polyp too and would like to hear what other bees say.

I had it removed last year in January only to find out it grew back several month later. It’s smaller, but it’s still there.

We are currently TTC, so we shall see how that goes…

Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh, one more thing I wanted to add: ultrasound is not really the most accurate way to detect polyps. My OBGYN sends me for sonohysterogram. You can google it or ask your doctor about it.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

hearts348:  I had a surgery (hysteroscopic polypectomy) and had to undergo a general anaesthetic. It may sound a bit scary, but in reality it’s not. I didn’t feel anything during the surgery as I was asleep. I was let go same day and didn’t have to take any pain killers after. Next day I went to work.

I didn’ have to have the surgery as the polyp didn’t bother me, but my OBGYN strongly recommended that I do it to be able to check if the polyp was cancerous. Usully they are not, but it’s good to know for sure.

With regards to pregnancy, many women don’t even know they have a polyp until they get pregnant and do ultrasound. So it is possible to get pregnant, but I guess it depends on the size of a polyp and where it is located. In some cases polyps may act like natural IUD. I’m not sure about the risk of miscarriage though. 

My plan is that we TTC for now and see how that goes (we are currently on cycle 1). I’m due for sono in May (assuming I don’t get pregannt by then) and after that I will have an appointment with my OBGYN. I will ask her if polyp increases a chance of miscarriage.

I’m sorry, but I have no trust in your NP. You definately need to see your doctor to get all your questions answered. Are you currently TTC? 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I would definitely get it biopsied before TTC because once you’re pregnant, there isn’t much they can do about it without chancing a miscarriage or damage to the fetus.  Better to get it handled now when you have multiple options then later when your options are limited.  Getting pregnant means that your body creates lots of new vessels and sends a large blood supply to your uterus for the pregnancy.  This surge of blood flow would feed a cancerous polyp and possibly cause more problems down the line.

I personally don’t trust your NP and would be actively looking for a new OB/GYN for a second opinion.

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