Post # 1
Curious what other’s experiences with a hysteroscopy and myomectomy for fibroids (submucosal) and polyps. My polyp is cervical, which I’m told can lead to pregnancy complicatioins, and both can lead to miscarriage (I’ve already had 2 in a row).
What was the procedure like? Were they able to remove anything? How long did you have to be on pelvic rest or avoid TTC after? Any complications? My RE has left it completely up to me, but said she recommends having it to avoid any abnormal bleeding in pregnancy, assuming we will be sucessful with TTC. Any thoughts and experiences welcome.
Post # 2
Hi, bee –
I was not TTC when I had this done. I was cleared for work after 5 days with moderate activities/ walking. The most discomfort I had was from the gas/ bloating after surgery.
A couple years after I had a similar surgery (with my tubal reversal) …my experience was better taking gas X, wearing abdominal binder, REST and staying on top of pain meds helped tremendously and I was cleared to go back in 3 days. My doc also said everything looked great from the previous hysteroscopy and myomectomy, so no issues after if TTC later.
Recovery is different for everyone but listen to what your doc says about recovery time, pelvic rest, TTC. He does this for a living. There’s a lot of TTC facebook groups that are great and have some really good pointers for after surgery (like bringing loose pj’s to make dressing easier, BYO feminine hygiene products/pads, abdominal binder, etc etc etc).
Hope everything goes well 🙂 Feel free to reach out
Post # 3
Thanks for sharing! I’ll of course listen to my REs recommendations on pelvic teresr and such. She’s just so busy that I can’t really get an appointment with her to discuss everything until I decide to have the surgery. So I’m trying to figure out what’s normal so I have a better idea of what I’m committing to from a TTC perspective 🙂 This is all super helpful info!
Were you put under for the surgery? 5 days off work is as long as I needed for my laparoscopy, so I’m wondering if it’s similar in that way. I was told I wouldn’t be put under, just given IV drugs.