I was wondering if there are any of you out there who have had a hysteroscopy to remove a polyp before your IVF cycle started. And if so, what were your experiences in terms of pain, recovery, any delays in IVF cycle start dates, etc.
A 1cm polyp was found in my uterus during my intial visit at the IVF clinic and am having a hysteroscopy to get it removed this Thursday. I've also just started on BCPs so am really hoping that things come back normal and there isn't any delay in my IVFstart date. But those are big IF's.
Any advice/just sharing of info and your experiences is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
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12-05-2011, 04:47 PM #1
Hysteroscopy to remove polyp?
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12-05-2011, 05:13 PM #23 ladybugsIVF, Child loss, Cancer & IF Over 5,000 Posthas no status.
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I had it done but not before an IVF cycle it was before another before IVF cycle with my RE. Pain wasn't bad. I was able to meet with the people that DH was getting life insurance from that night. It wasn't bad. However I do know I have a high threshold for pain. I can't remember if it was the next cycle or the cycle after that that I cycled. I had my monitoring cycle in September and that was when the polyp was found and I had my treated cycle in December. So I could have done the Hysteroscopy in October or November.
Hysteroscopy's in general though don't delay your cycle. I have had 3 of them over the years and none of them have delayed my cycle. My RE actually requires hysteroscopy before IVF so it is part of the normal work up. However I am always on lupron (won't be next time because there is no point) and so I always have 2 cycles cycles... if that makes sense.
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12-05-2011, 06:43 PM #3divya_divyaRegistered Userhas no status.
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Mbaby: I had a hysteroscopy just before starting my cycle while on BCPs. The procedure was not painful for me and I jumped into a car and drove myself back home...I wouldn't advice you to do that though. Goodluck!!!!
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I'm sure at this point you've already had your hysteroscopy...but I had one in July to remove a polyp, and it was a piece of cake. I had absolutely no pain at all. Never took a painkiller. We hadn't started the IVF process at that point, so I'm not sure about that, but we were only advised to wait one cycle before trying again, and the reason for that was to let the endometrium build up. GL!Me: 33
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01-08-2012, 10:06 PM #5
I had a hysteroscopy 3 weeks ago. Had mild cramping, not enough to take medication. I only needed a week to heal. I'm scheduled to start IVF on 26 January 2012. Wishing you the best!
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