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Uterine Polyps and Fertility
Uterine polyps are growths that form inside the uterus, causing irritating symptoms and possibly affecting fertility. Uterine polyps are fairly common and usually appear during or after menopause, but can also form earlier. If you are trying to conceive, uterine polyps can throw up a few roadblocks that hurt your chances of having a successful pregnancy. We are committed to improving your fertility outcomes while taking care of your whole self, both physically and mentally.
Frequently Asked Questions
Uterine Polyps vs Fibroids
Uterine polyps and fibroids are both growths that develop in and around the uterus, but they are comprised of different types of tissue. Polyps form because of an overgrowth of endometrial tissue, while fibroids are made of dense, connective fibrous tissue. They may cause similar symptoms and can both impact the chances of pregnancy. One major difference is that polyps have the potential to become cancerous. However, the chance of developing cancer due to polyps is still low.
What Is a Uterine Polyp?
A uterine polyp is an overgrowth of endometrial tissue that attaches to the endometrium and extends into the uterus. These growths can vary in number, size, and location. Uterine polyps can cause irregular periods, heavy period bleeding, and fertility issues.
What Causes Uterine Polyps?
The cause of uterine polyps is largely unknown. It is possible that their growth is related to estrogen levels.
What are the Signs of Uterine Polyps?
Can IVF Cause Uterine Polyps?
IVF has not been shown to cause the growth of uterine polyps.
Are Uterine Polyps Genetic?
No, uterine polyps are not genetic.
Can Uterine Polyps Be Cancerous?
Uterine polyps do have the potential to become cancerous, but this is rare. If you are more at risk for uterine cancer, your doctor may recommend the removal of polyps. Tissue is sent to the lab for examination once removed.
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Pain?
Uterine polyps are not typically associated with painful symptoms. Symptoms usually include irregular periods, heavy blood flow during periods, bleeding in between periods, bleeding after going through menopause, and fertility issues.
Do Uterine Polyps Cause Weight Gain?
The presence of uterine polyps is not known to cause weight gain, however, obesity is linked with a higher likelihood of developing uterine polyps.
How Do Polyps Affect Fertility?
The presence of polyps in the uterus can affect fertility by physically blocking egg implantation to the uterine wall. Depending on the location, polyps may also block the cervical canal, making conception more difficult.
Can You Get Pregnant with a Uterine Polyp?
Yes, you can get pregnant if you have uterine polyps. Polyps vary in number, size, and location, so it is possible that the presence of polyps may not affect pregnancy chances. However, there are certain places inside the uterus where polyps can develop that may make the chances of conception and/or successful egg implantation more difficult.
Can You Get Pregnant After Uterine Polyps are Removed?
Yes, you can get pregnant after uterine polyps are removed. If polyps were blocking the fallopian tubes and or blocked a significant portion of the uterine wall, removal of those polyps would increase the chances of getting pregnant. Additionally, if polyps were the cause of irregular periods, removal may allow for a return to a regular menstrual cycle.
Can Uterine Polyps Cause Hormonal Imbalance?
Uterine polyps are not known to be the cause of hormonal imbalance, but the formation of polyps may be reactive to estrogen levels.
What to Expect After Uterine Polyp Removal
Patients who have their uterine polyps removed surgically can go home to recover the same day of the operation. Patients may experience bleeding and cramping in the days following the procedure. Discharge may continue for a few weeks as recovery continues. Avoid heavy lifting, using tampons, douching, and sexual intercourse until completely healed. (Usually 2-3 weeks.)
When to Expect Your Period After a Uterine Polyp Removal
Your menstrual cycle will return to normal after you have uterine polyps removed. You will likely also experience vaginal bleeding in the few days after the procedure.
How Do You Remove Uterine Polyps with Herbs Naturally?
Uterine polyps may shrink on their own or with the use of Chinese herbs. However, surgery is needed to fully remove uterine polyps. Natural treatments such as acupuncture and herbal medicine can speed up surgical recovery and promote healing.
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