Two years ago we were in the thick of fertility treatments. We had been trying for a third baby since July 2013 and by August 2014 we had done about 9 rounds of IUI.
Because we had been unsuccessful with getting pregnant with IUI (after successfully getting pregnant through IUI twice before) my RE did an ultrasound before one of our inseminations and she noticed an abundance of uterine polyps and fibroid cysts. My doctor suggested that if that current round of IUI was not successful that we do another more intensive ultrasound to check the severity of the polyps.
Our tenth round of IUI did not work. We still were not pregnant.
We then went in for a *saline sonohystergram ultrasound. It was then she determined that I had quite a few polyps and some that were rather large.
My RE suggested I undergo a minor surgery to remove them.
At the time we felt that the polyps were a possible reason our IUI’s were not working. Our doctor also explained to us that she felt this would remove a huge stumbling block for us and that removing polyps from the uterus is a common procedure they do in assisting those suffering from infertility.
Removing the polyps would clear my uterus and increase our chances of conception. Our doctor highly recommended having the polyps removed before moving forward with IVF- which was our next step.
Having polyps and fibroids on my uterus was not only possibly affecting my fertility, but it was also affecting my quality of life during my menstrual cycle.
I learned that uterine polyps also causes heavy bleeding during your period, spotting and painful cramping- all of which I experienced each month during my cycle.
- Irregular menstrual bleeding that varies in duration and heaviness
- Spotting, or bleeding between menstrual periods
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
Because of our infertility and the symptoms related to my period- our doctor felt the polyps needed to be removed and she then scheduled me for a Uterine Polyp and Hysteroscopic Myomectomy Polypectomy.
That’s quite the mouthful, right?