anyone have a uterine polyp??
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sunshine7610 - January 17

hey everyone, I asked this question on one of the other forums but thought this one might be better for it. I have a polyp on the inside of my uterus which is most likely the cause of my fertility issues since everything else seems to be working fine. (I'm having surgery next week actually to remove it.) But my question is if anyone else has been unable to conceive due to a polyp and how long did it take for you to get pregnant after having it removed?

 

thayward7 - January 17

Hi Sunshine! I have a uterine polyp too - I will have it removed next month - the earliest time they could get me in for surgery! I would love to hear about how your surgery goes so I know what to expect. I have an appointment Tuesday to discuss the surgery itself. I don't know if the polyp was causing me to not be able to conceive - it may have the past 3 cycles - I have tried 5 - or if I got it as a result of the fertility drugs. I am hoping that it was the cause so that when it is removed, I can get pregnant fairly quickly. All the best to you! Smiles and Babydust... T

 

sunshine7610 - January 17

Hi thayward. I had my pre-op today and my surgury is Tuesday. I'll let you know how it goes! I'm hoping it's the cause as well. Were you on fertility drugs at all? I am on clomid. Can drugs cause polyps?

 

thayward7 - January 17

Cycle 1 - metformin, 50mgs Clomid;
Cycle 2 - metformin, 50 mgs Clomid, Ovidrel trigger shot;
Cycle 3 - metformin, 50 mgs Clomid, Ovidrel trigger shot;
Cycle 4 - metformin, 50 mgs Clomid, progesterone suppositores during luteal phase;
Cycle 5 - metformin, 50 mgs Clomid, Repronex (injectable fertility drug) this cycle ended up being cancelled due to a hormone drop and this is when my RE suspected a polyp or cyst;
Cycle 6 - metformin, 75 mgs Clomid - this cycle also got cancelled because I ended up taking Clomid too soon - had 10 days of spotting before my full flow - RE said this is a side effect of polyp;
Cycle 7 - Metformin, 100 mgs Clomid, Repronex injectable fertility drug, Ovidrel trigger shot, progesterone suppositories for luteal phase; I am going to ask my doctor about the causes, but I have read that polyps grow with estrogen, and when you take fertility drugs, you have increased estrogen. But, that is what I have read and I want to check with my doctor if that is true or not. What did they tell you today at your pre-op? If you don't mind sharing! Smiles and Babydust.... T

 

sunshine7610 - January 18

Well, at my last appt with my dr. he explained the procedure to me. It's under gen anesthetic. He will put in a scope so he can see the inside of my uterus and snip off the polyp. He said it should take all of 5 min to do the actual procedure. (Once I'm asleep). Today I went to the hospital and they just went over my health questionnaire and did my blood pressure. And the anesthesiologist listened to my heart. That was it.

 

thayward7 - January 18

Thanks for sharing! The last time I was under general anesthetic was when I was 16 and had my wisdom teeth removed before they came in - I just remember feeling AWFUL when I woke up - but then again, the surgeon had to break off pieces of my jaw to get to the teeth! I am kinda' nervous about the whole thing, but ready to do it! Please let me know how things go... I will be thinking of you! Smiles and Babydust... T

 

sunshine7610 - January 18

Yeah, me too! My wisdom teeth was the last (and only) time I've been under gen anesthetic. I was never nauseous from it though. I'm starting to get nervous, but I'm excited to get it done b/c we can start actually ttc again. I'll let you know how it goes!

 

thayward7 - January 18

Hope it goes well. All the best to you, I look forward to hearing how it goes. Smiles and Babydust... T

 

Lucky717 - January 18

Hey Ladies! I am so happy to find this thread. I am going in for surgery on Thursday, Jan. 25th for Laproscopy and also to remove a polyp. What have they told you about surgery? How do they remove it? I was told they go through the cervix. Thanks for sharing your info. This site is so helpful. Baby dust!!

 

thayward7 - January 18

Hey Lucky! I haven't been told much yet - I have my appointment to discuss the surgery and sign consent on Tuesday - so I'll let you know! But, my understanding is they use a scope, up through your cervix, then cut out the polyp. I love this site too! I can always find someone who is going through what I am! Smiles and Babydust... T

 

Ann1 - January 18

I had a polyp removed in 2005. Unfortunately, it didn't fix my fertility issues (got pg about a year after that surgery). However, the surgery was an easy one. Mine was done as a hysteroscopy (sounds like what you will have sunshine) and the recovery was really easy. lucky, I also had a lap for what they thought was a cyst on my ovary (ended up being endo). The recovery from that was a little longer but still not bad at all. Good luck to all you guys!

 

patrizia - January 18

hi girls--i just had a uterine polyp removed on monday. i had it under local anetesia(spinal) so i was awake. it took about 10 minutes. the recovery sucked for me. i had a lap done last march and the recovery was easier. ---i think the recovery was hard for me because it was spinal and not general anestesia. I prefer to have been asleep. i was checked for polyps during the lap (last march) so i believe this polyp was due to hormone injections. ---to ann1---when i had my lap they did found an endo cyst----how did you manage to get pregnant. ?what route did your RE take ? i would really love to hear an inspiring story about endo and pregnancy. my fertility issue is NO ovulation.

 

Ann1 - January 18

patrizia, that would be awful to be awake during the surgery!! I did 6 rounds of clomid (5 w/iui) and 2 rounds of injectibles w/iui. I also started doing acupuncture when I started the injectibles. I got all BFNs from the iuis. I started the ivf process and had a saline sono in May 2006. They found a fibroid and either another polyp or a fibroid (dr and tech disagreed on which it is). The RE thought one of my fibroids would interfere w/implantation, so I scheduled another hysteroscopy in June. Then I had to wait 3 months for ivf after the surgery. I was so mad that I had to delay for 3 months after the hysteroscopy, because I also have high fsh, which can't be fixed and only gets worse. I had one natural cycle while waiting for ivf, and I ended up getting pg on my own. I was completely shocked! I don't know if I was just lucky or if the acupuncture helped (I was still doing it). We had been trying for 2 years and 2 months with lots of stress and heartbreak, as I am sure you know!! As far as endo goes, I know ivf has good success when you have endo. With not Oing, I would think the RE would try the regular course of meds with clomid then injectibles. Have you already started that process?

 

patrizia - January 18

thanks for sharing ann1---yes i have already started the injectables back in sept. but had to stop in november due to the polyp. i was doing 200ul of pergon and 200 ul of mengon ( a very high dose) and all the cycles were cancelled. due to poor response or to cysts. i was to get the polyp removed in december but then i had a delayed af (maybe due to stress) . then finally i had the polyp removed last monday. now---i am kinda scared to start these injections again due to other future polyps, nodules etc....i wonder if the injections speed up the growth of endo ?

 

Ann1 - January 18

Hmmm, I have never heard of the meds actually causing polyps, since polyps are made of pre-cancerous tissue. I've heard of them causing cysts fairly often, though. I don't know if the meds affect endo. I have never seen anything that says they do. However, since for example, Lupron is used to suppress the body and decrease estrogen, which is good for endo, the stimulation meds may affect it the other way. Do you have endo? Since you had a lap, I am assuming you had it removed if you did? I had poor response to the meds due to my fsh issues. Ask your dr about doing a "natural start" where they don't do the down regulation (if I remember correctly how it works). It is supposed to be a good protocol for poor responders.

 

iampg - January 18

this is new info for me, so i wouldn't know if i had one or not without asking.....are there any outer physical symptoms for someone with a polyp? how would you know you had one/some? thanks in advance (i know i could probably google that question)

 

sunshine7610 - January 18

I'm so glad I posted on this forum. Thanks for all the responses. My surgery is Tuesday and I'm taking Wednesday off work as well. How long was it before you felt back to normal after the surgery?

 

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