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Monday, July 13th 2009, 11:18am

Hysteroscopy & fibroid removal

I was due to start IVF this month but a U/S last month showed the fibroid in my uterus wall possibly protruding into the cavity, so they're going in to take another look next week (but if it is, they won't remove it on the day, bizarrely). My Q is, has anyone had fibroids removed before starting IVF? Did you have to wait for a while to recover before IVF could start?
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Monday, July 13th 2009, 11:26am

Hi hun

I know that a couple of the team have had fibroids, I will ask them to come into your thread

In the meantime here are a couple of threads which may help

Fibroid discovered at Basline scan

Fibroid info??? anyone know anything

INFO: ROUGH GUIDE TO FIBROIDS


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Monday, July 13th 2009, 11:51am

Thanks Eeyore - really helpful info.
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Monday, July 13th 2009, 11:52am

Hi Neepio
I'm sorry you're having problems with a fibroid - they are quite literally a pain aren't they!

I have had a fibroid removed and am about to have another investigated too! They are painless and, straightforward procedures, and nothing to worry about.

Not all fibroids affect fertility, but if they are in the wall of the womb they can affect the embryo's chances of implanting. It is difficult for doctors to see the exact position of a fibroid just using normal ultrasound techniques, so they may be doing another type of ultrasound next week. simply to locate your fibroid more precisely. This cannot entail an operative procedure though.

After this, they may recomend a hysterscopy, which is when they have a good look at your womb lining with a camera, and are also able to resect any fibroids or polyps at the time if necessary.

This is usually done vaginally, so no incision. Very occasionally they may need to go through the tummy, but not very often.

You can usually start IVF a couple of months after a fibroid resection - you need to have had a normal period first.

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Monday, July 13th 2009, 12:00pm

Thanks Calypso, very helpful info. I didn't even know I had them until hysteroscopy #1 last June, but they reassured me it was 'in the wall' so nothing to worry about. My baseline scan at the IVF clinic was inconclusive though, hence hysteroscopy #2 next week - no anaesthetic though so they're only looking, and won't fix anything they find on the day - so if it needs to come out, that's another delay - they're doing my head in! We're getting married at the end of this year and didn't want to be on a downer for that if our first IVF hadn't worked, so it looks like we won't be able to start until next year...
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