Can you have a successful pregnancy with a uterine polyp?
The association between endometrial polyps and subfertility is controversial, as many women with polyps have successful pregnancies. However, recently there has been an accumulation of publications in the literature, suggesting that the polyps are indeed relevant to fertility and fertility treatment outcome.
Do polyps in the uterus need to be removed?
However, polyps should be treated if they cause heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, or if they are suspected to be precancerous or cancerous. They should be removed if they cause problems during pregnancy, such as a miscarriage, or result in infertility in women who want to become pregnant.
Can polyps keep you from getting pregnant?
While the reason is unclear, researchers have found a connection between polyps and infertility. The location of the polyps could be preventing the embryo from implanting in the uterus. These growths can block the cervical canal and even prevent sperm from fertilizing the egg.
Do uterine polyps grow quickly?
If a woman does not become pregnant, this lining sheds, causing a menstrual period. After a period, the lining grows rapidly under the influence of hormones like estrogen. Polyps are areas that grow a little too much.
What happens if you don’t remove uterine polyps?
Uterine polyps, once removed, can recur. It’s possible that you might need to undergo treatment more than once if you experience recurring uterine polyps. If the polyps are found to contain precancerous or cancerous cells, hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) may become necessary.
Can polyps go away on their own?
“Sometimes they just go away on their own, but removing polyps is thought to be one of the mechanisms by which we can prevent the formation of cancer in the first place.” That’s why regular screening is so important. The downside is that if a polyp is found in your colon, you may have to get screened more frequently.