I did an HSG last month and found polyps. I have a diagnostic hysteroscopy scheduled next Monday. And then after that, I will schedule a date for surgery. (they wont put you under general anesthesia without confirming for sure with scope that I do indeed have a polyp(s))
Anyway, my doctor's office gets booked up fast when trying to schedule on certain days. I emailed this to my nurse and she prescribed me birth control pills. She says this will keep the lining of my uterus thin (it gets thicker after you ovulate) so that they could see better in there. Basically so I could schedule my surgery right after I confirm that I do have polyps.
I'm glad I can do the surgery earlier without having to wait another cycle, but I'm scared it will mess up my cycle and make me wait even longer to start tccing again. Anyone have any input or experience in this?
I'm on day 7 of my cycle
I have 28-33 day periods
My HSG (Diagnostic on Monday) will be day 12
I have never taken birth control in my life
I will probably be only taking birth control for a month max (I was only prescribed one month's worth)
What did you find out about BC affecting your cycles after polyp removal? I am concerned about the same thing. I take the FSH blood test on Monday. They want me to start BC pills right after. HSG on Wednesday, and I was supposed to have the polyp removed the next day. Now I find out my Dr is going out of town the day after my HSG and will be gone for 2 weeks. So, now I'm wondering why in the hack I need to take the BC pills. Between not being able to conceive, dealing with my high stress work and deployment schedule, changes in insurance status, and having this deal rescheduled forward which means another wasted month or two, my fun meter is totally pegged. Part of me feels like Maybe I should just blow all of these fertility tests off and let Gof have total control, because this is causing me too much anxiety.
Also wondering how things turned out for you, as I'm scheduled for an HSG this month, and hysteroscopic polypectomy w/ possible laparoscopy on August 1st. I was prescribed BCP and am really dreading messing with my cycle...as that's the one thing that has been going right while ttc. Hope everything went well for you!
I am really glad I found this form, but nobody seems to be replying. I had hysteroscopic lap done to remove polyp last Tuesday. RE put me on bc pills 3 weeks prior to surgery. He suggested to continue bc pills even after surgery until he meets me tomorrow. Just concerned if this sould upset my cycle. I have never taken bc pills in my life before this and TTC since February 2012. Slight motility issues for DH.
Birth control is fine. They often use birth control to ‘reset’ your cycle for other procedures like IVF or Frozen Embryo Transfer. The optimal time to perform a hysteroscopy is when your lining is thin so that if you do have any polyps, they are more visible and easier to extract when your lining is thick. Your lining is thinnest right after your period, or the first few days of your menstrual cycle after your uterus has shed all the lining from the last cycle. I was very skeptical and scared at this too, but realize it’s just a way to manipulate timing if anything. Good luck to you.
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