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#1 of 2 Old 08-08-2011, 10:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone...I've been avoiding any pregnancy related site like the plague for the last few months because it mostly puts me in a deep funk, but I need some opnions and words of encouragement before I go off the deep end here....


We're on month 19 of TTC and we've done all the testing. I'm fine, but DH has low motility AND low morphology so they are suggesting surgery for him to fix the veriscocity that is likely causing our problem. Then post-surgery we will first try insemination followed by IVF if the insemination doesn't work. On top of that, when I had the "dye" test done to check my tubes, they found a small polyp and, of crouse, being knife happy they want ME to have surgery to get that out, too. All said and done, we're looking at losing another 3 months AT LEAST (since my surgery invovles a D&C and who knows when AF will return afterward...). I just cannot bear the thought of electing to lose that much time with the position we're already in.


Is it really necessary to get this polyp out? I grilled the doctor, asking her if it's completely necessary to do this surgery. She offered the scenario that if/when I finally get pregnant and the embryo implants on the polyp, I'll have all sorts of complications. And she said "let's put it this way...the polyp isn't doing you any good."


What are the chances of the implantation occurring on this .5cm polyp? Has anyone had a successful pregnancy with a polyp? I wouldn't even know this thing was there if not for the dye test...



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Hi Amo - I know you posted this awhile back, but I thought I'd send you a message.  I too recently had a polyp (well they thought I had a polyp).  The research I did seemed to indicate the size of the polyp should be the determining factor as to whether or not to have it removed.  Do a search about polyps and IVF outcomes and it should give some info to help you make a decision.


In my case the polyp appeared to be quite large, but when we did the surgery it was not there.  However, they found several things that needed to be addressed like a blocked tube.  If you think you may have endo or something else that needs to be addressed you could use the surgery for the polyp to address those issues.


It seems there are never any easy answers...Hope things work out for you!

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