I hope you do not mind me asking directly but I noticed from one of your previous posts that you have had an ablation done. I am due to see the consultant for this but I was worried that I might be refused as I have polyps. I read that you too had polyps but the proceedure still went ahead?
stedwell--Like Charlenef, I too had (7) polyps removed/burned out at the time of my ablation last year. I have no idea how they were removed, just that they were, and then sent to pathology for a report, so it can be done. The 7 polyps didn't show up when I had my transvaginal US and they didn't even know about them until I actually had my procedure, but all went well. Also, I might add that I had really good results and hardly have a period at all, although I do still have mine. I have read that polyps can return just about as fast as they were removed, this is something the doc didn't tell me. Now, I will have them check closer for them. Best of luck to you. FLFLOWERGIRL
Thanks flowergirl. I was worried that as I had a polyp or two they wouldn't do the ablation. They removed the last one less than a year ago so yes they do return quickly. However my doctor said that if ablation is done then they do not return for a while as the lining is not there for them to adhere to.
just a quick note. Sometimes it doesn't hurt to re-test. My surgeon insisted on another test at a different lab -he did not trust the results of the first one. My fibroids were completely missed on the first trans-u/s, though the polyp and a cyst weren't. On my second ultrasound a couple of weeks later (at another lab), the fibroids were clearly seen. An experienced and knowledgable technician makes all the difference.
The blood loss was, suprisingly, much less than I had been told to expect, probably not affecting my low iron status a whole lot.
Thanks ladies--So, I had no idea why they were missed if I had a US, now I understand. 7 polyps missed sounds like a lot to me, I was surprised. My Trans US was done at my GYN's office. When I go for my annual in a couple months, I will be asking ~why~ because that's something I didn't ask before I had so much other stuff going on at the time. Now that I have a history of polyps I would think that they would give an annual US as a precaution, do you all think that sounds right? Thanks. FLFLOWERGIRL
fg--I'm glad that your blood loss was not a lot. That's a wonderful plus. FLFG
Now that I have a history of polyps I would think that they would give an annual US as a precaution, do you all think that sounds right?
If the doctor "forgets" to send you for an annual ultrasound, you should probably insist on one. He might say it would not be cost-effective to run this test for screening purposes, unless there are problems. If I get a chance, I'll ask my doctor about it tomorrow. I will ask to be tested a year from now, since the fibroids were left in place and are supposed to shrink. What if they don't and grow bigger instead? I was surprised to learn that polyps often grow back. That is another thing to watch for.
Women lose so much iron due to these various female issues. Having these problems fixed whenever possible reduces unnecessary blood loss. Good luck with your annual, Flflowergirl.