Re: Endometrial Polyp: Scheduling a D&C
Thank you both for your answers. This is a wonderful site. I appreciate the responses.
I still haven't been able to schedule the procedure as my periods have been erratic (thirty-one days, then fifteen days) and can be long. My gynecologist said that she didn't want me to be having my period during the procedure as she's going to use a scope during the d & c and wouldn't be able to see things if I'm on my period. She said that a little bit of spotting at the end of my period would be okay, though, I'm not sure what "a little bit" is. Anyone have any idea how much bleeding is too much?
Also, I've seen some articles that suggest that the scope is most helpful when used about a week after your period (I think the polyp shows up better then), but my doctor didn't specify that I should consider this in scheduling. Anyone have information about this?
Finally, my doctor told me to get an EKG and blood work for the procedure, but when I call GPs' offices, they tell me that they won't do a "pre-op" until I've scheduled a date for the procedure. Does anyone have any advice about getting the pre-op? My gynecologist said I should ask for a pregnancy test too, which seems like a waste of money. I'm fifty-one and will probably be having my period at the time the test is done. But I guess this can't be avoided. I can't even remember anymore how this test is done: is it a urine or a blood test?