I had an endometrial polyp diagnosed via ultrasound (went in to be seen about spotting) and am going to have it removed by hysteroscopy. I've read about the procedure and it sounds pretty straight forward but made the mistake of reading, in detail, about rare complications. Embolism? Fluid Overload? Perforations? I tend toward anxiety pretty badly anyway so reading all this was a stupid move on my part.
Someone please talk me down .....anyone who has had hysteroscopy for polyps, fibroids, diagnostic, etc....
Tabstar - thank you so iChat for your reply. It made me feel better. I'm having this done under twilight anesthesia so it's not general anesthesia, but it is being done in the hospital. I'll just be sure to ask them to go 'heavy' on the twilight. I have a pre-op appt the week before with my GYN and will discuss my concerns and anxiety at that time. Also, thanks for telling me what I might expect afterwards. That's helpful. Hugs back. View Thread
I have had the same issue. I have posted a number of things on this discussion forum and have received some kind responses from members but not from any medical personnel. That being said, I did post something in an entirely different forum (ENT) and received very prompt and detailed replies.View Thread
Well, I called the doctor's office this morning to get the results. The nurse kindly looked them up for me and said it read 'negative with probably polyp'. I didn't realize that an endometrial biopsy could even determine that, but I'm guessing maybe he snagged a piece of a polyp and it must look distinct on pathology. I don't know. The doctor was with another patient so I could not speak to him right then but they'll have him call me back.
I had a polyp before (in 2010) which was removed via hysteroscopy and D&C but with a different doctor who was a specialist in endometriosis. The polyp removal was done at the same time I was having a laparoscopy to remove endometriosis. I remember the specialist telling me, at that time, that polyps do tend to recur.
I am guessing that my gyn may want to do the hysteroscopy/D&C route. Any questions or advice about things I should ask him when he calls me back? In my health anxiety, I am kind of paranoid to leave anything in there that is not 'normal' but yet don't want to have to have another procedure. I'm usually on the side of getting something removed rather than a wait and watch, but I guess I will have to see what his suggestion is.View Thread