I had a hysteroscopy/D&C/endometrial biopsy under general anesthesia in December for bleeding issues, and the GYN removed the polyp with an instrument that attached to the hysteroscope (?). She actually didn't know that it was there; she did the surgery because I have cervical stenosis, and she couldn't get a biopsy in the office. From what I know, it's a fairly quick and easy thing to do. Sue
Sue, are you ok? I'm undergoing tests now because a cervical polyp came back with mild dysplasia. When the doctor "went back in" to do a cervical biopsy, she said the cervix looked fine, so she did an endometrial biopsy -- after finding yet a second polyp.
I just had a D&C/hysteroscopy/endometrial ablasion (sp?) 2 weeks ago. I had heavy, clotty periods, to brown tarry discharges for the better part of a year. I went to a new gyno, and he did the surgery. He removed 3 polyps, as well as a few fibroids. He said I'm good as new!!
The surgery was nothing. A little crampy for a few days because of the ablasion, but nothing major. Very slight bleeding for a little over a week, also.
He said the polyps were most likely what was causing my bleeding. I had polyps removed once before with a D&C, and was good for about a year. Hopefully, the ablasion will be an extra step to keep things under control.
Also, I should have very light periods to almost no periods from here on out. My period was due the day after my surgery, and I still didn't start it yet. I'm sure that is from the surgery, but so far so good. Also, I don't have any of the pain I used to get in my ovary area.
Hi, Penny...sorry it's been a few days; been really busy. The D&C didn't end up stopping the bleeding,and neither did a trial of Seasonale (actually made it worse). I go back to my GYN tomorrow (starting to feel like family there!) to discuss the next move. I don't like any of the options: Mirena, ablation, or hysterectomy, so I may ask to take a wait-and-see approach if there's no medical reason to do anything now. How about you? How are you? Sue