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Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Can I exercise 6 days after hysteroscopy polypectomy?

Yes: Start with mild exercise such as walking. If the activity induces bleeding, slow down or stop. ...Read more

Dr. Shiao-Yu Lee
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Hysteroscopy (Definition)

Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered ...Read more


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What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

What is the difference between hysteroscopy and polypectomy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is to introduce a thin scope into uterus through the vagina and cervix, so we can see the polyp in the cavity of the uterus. We then use a loop through the hysteroscope to shave off and retrieve the polyp. ...Read more

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When am I able to concieve after a Hysteroscopy, D&C, Polypectomy?

When am I able to concieve after a Hysteroscopy, D&C, Polypectomy?

After 2 periods: I recommend waiting until you have had 2 normal periods to allow the endometrial lining to heal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bleed on an off after hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy? I bled 1st day pink mucous for 9 days now day 10 Bleeding very lightly. No odor.

Is it normal to bleed on an off after hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy? I bled 1st day pink mucous for 9 days now day 10 Bleeding very lightly. No odor.

Post op bldg.: Hysteroscopy with a "D&C and polypectomy" can result in mild or even moderate bleeding while the lining of the womb is healing. This should not continue. If you have additional episodes of bleeding, see your healthcare provider who performed the surgery. ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy/polypectomy/d&c 1st period started &stopped at 3 days, started again on day 5 heavy, stopped &started again day 7 heavy. Is it normal?

Monitor: The first cycle after hysteroscopic surgery can sometimes be a little off. It will be important to monitor you cycles over the next few months to see how they are. Also schedule a post op follow up visit to go over the pathology report from your recent surgery. ...Read more

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How lonf to recover after hysteroscopy and polypectomy under general anaesthetic?

How lonf to recover after hysteroscopy and polypectomy under general anaesthetic?

1-2 days. Without co: The recovery time from general eneral anesthesia is 24-48hrs. A hystoroscopy, polypectomy does not require any abdominal incisions and within a couple days one should feel better if there are no complications. ...Read more

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3 wks post hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy Yesterday & today urine began leaking out all day, just abit at a time but it just leaks out! Like never empty?

3 wks post hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy Yesterday & today urine began leaking out all day, just abit at a time but it just leaks out! Like never empty?

Incontinence: You need to see your surgeon or your doctor on an urgent basis.
This might indicate that the urine is leaking through your genital tract.
This might happen as a result of excessive damage of the lining of the genital tract secondary to the procedure/ operation. ...Read more

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Can I opt NOT to get the D&C in combo with a hysteroscopy/polypectomy and just have the two without a d&c as I don't want my uterine lining scrape?

Can I opt NOT to get the D&C in combo with a hysteroscopy/polypectomy and just have the two without a d&c as I don't want my uterine lining scrape?

Confirm with doctor: The surgical plan will depend on why the doctor is doing the surgery in the first place. It you have a simple polyp then a D and C is usually not done. If the doctor feels that tissue sampling is needed for whatever medical problem you have prompting the surgery then a D and C may be warranted. Each surgery must be individualized. ...Read more

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1st period, 3 weeks post hysteroscopy/dc/polypectomy confirmed by bbt. It is watery light pink fluid, like a very light flow. Is it ashermans? Or norm

1st period, 3 weeks post hysteroscopy/dc/polypectomy confirmed by bbt. It is watery light pink fluid, like a very light flow. Is it ashermans? Or norm

Too early to tell: At this point the is type of bleeding is probably menses. Periods will need to be observed to see if they return to a relatively normal pattern. If a polyp was removed they may remain somewhat lighter due to its removal. ...Read more

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I have had and bleeding for 11 days straight following hysteroscopy and large polypectomy. The blood pours out in one go everytime I sit up or stand.?

I have had and bleeding for 11 days straight following hysteroscopy and large polypectomy. The blood pours out in one go everytime I sit up or stand.?

See doctor: This should not be happening. If you are not having any symptoms then see your doctor tomorrow. If you are light headed, dizzy of feel faint then go to Emergency now. ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy polypectomy at 6wk follow up transvag u/s says 2cm vascular polyp is back. Gyn says its impossible & won't do anything is this normal?

Had hysteroscopy polypectomy at 6wk follow up transvag u/s says 2cm vascular polyp is back. Gyn says its impossible & won't do anything is this normal?

What was pathology?: Did the pathology reveal a polyp? Why did you have a follow up ultrasound, do not believe this is routine practice. Monitor your symptoms, if you notice abnormal uterine bleeding, perhaps it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Trying hard to understand on progesterone had d&c hysteroscopy w/ polypectomy 5 months ago no hyperplasia /cancer so what caused another polyp?

Trying hard to understand on progesterone had d&c hysteroscopy w/ polypectomy 5 months ago no hyperplasia /cancer so what caused another polyp?

UTERINE POLYPS: THIS QUESTION IS BETTER POSED AND ANSWERED BY YOUR GYN SPECIALIST THAT HAS BEEN TREATING YOU FOR THIS PROBLEM IN THE RECENT PAST. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU STAY ON THIS PROBLEM UNTIL IT IS CONTROLLED AND ELIMINATED. IF THIS PROBLEM BECOMES RECURRENT, DISCUSS OTHER OPTIONS, INCLUDING HYSTERECTOMY WITH YOUR GYN SPECIALIST. ...Read more

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Is endometrial cancer slow to develop had d&c hysteroscopy polypectomy 5mths ago path no signs of anything now new polyp gonna remove chance cancer?

Is endometrial cancer slow to develop had d&c hysteroscopy polypectomy 5mths ago path no signs of anything now new polyp gonna remove chance cancer?

Odds: The odds of having a cancerous growth within a polyp is fairly small. Risk factors such as not having any kids, history of irregular periods, advanced age, obesity can increase your chances of having uterine malignancy. However, as a whole the odds are still small. If a negative biopsy has been done in the past, you can be reasonably assured for now. They may sample your lining again in the future ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy polypectomy 3mos ago now periods start w/clear pink flow for 1 day then red flow for 3 days & spotting for 1 day scarring? Or normal?

Had hysteroscopy polypectomy 3mos ago now periods start w/clear pink flow for 1 day then red flow for 3 days & spotting for 1 day scarring? Or normal?

Probably yes: It is probably normal, but cervical polyps can recur and some are known to be cancerous. If you notice a change in the variation of your menstrual flow or bleeding in between your cycles contact your MD to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Had hysteroscopy/d&c/polypectomy 1.5 mos ago. Had uterine ultrasound & the polyp looks to be there again. Is it possible it grew back or was it missed?

Could be both: Endometrial polyps are notorious for returning to the "scene of the crime". Most MD's who perform hysteroscopy are very thorough but we are also human and can miss a non visualized polyp. ...Read more

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How accurate is an office hysteroscopy endometrial biopsy &polypectomy in showing cancer or hyperplasia?

Not entirely -: To make these diagnoses - of cancer and hyperplasia - a pathologist really must examine slides of biopsies or smears. These diagnoses cannot be made with any certainty without microscopic examination. ...Read more

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Office hysteroscopy w/ endo biopsy &polypectomy came back from labs as normal how accurate no cancer or hyperplasia?

Office hysteroscopy w/ endo biopsy &polypectomy came back from labs as normal how accurate no cancer or hyperplasia?

Very accurate: Biopsy analysis pathology report is the final answer, if report is negative you should be very happy, it means no cancer, report says no hperplasia it means what it says. You should celebrate for the good news ...Read more

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Why would my doctor ask me to monitor my weight post hysteroscopy/polypectomy and notify him of any 2 lb weight gain within one day?

Why would my doctor ask me to monitor my weight post hysteroscopy/polypectomy and notify him of any 2 lb weight gain within one day?

Fluid overload: In order to see something inside the womb with the hysteroscope your doctor needed to extend the womb with constantly running saline solution. Some of it is retained in the body. The longer the procedure takes the more fluid can potentially be retained. There are precautions, though, to avoid a fluid overload. I congratulate you to having a doctor who is so conscientious. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex 7 days post d&c/polypectomy/hysteroscopy if there has been NO BLEEDING? Or will the chance of infection be too high?

Is it safe to have sex 7 days post d&c/polypectomy/hysteroscopy if there has been NO BLEEDING? Or will the chance of infection be too high?

Probably safe, but: I usually recommend 2 weeks, but I think it's not always necessary. Most people heal faster than that, and we are just being very cautious. I like to examine my patients prior to resuming intercourse. Also, you may be a bit tender on the inside, even if you feel fine on the outside. If you can't wait, and you want to be as safe as possible, you could use a condom. ...Read more

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Had a d&c & hysteroscopy/polypectomy yesterday on day 6 of my period. I had bright red bleeding and then NO BLEEDING AT ALL is it normal to not bleed?

Had a d&c & hysteroscopy/polypectomy yesterday on day 6 of my period. I had bright red bleeding and then NO BLEEDING AT ALL is it normal to not bleed?

Yes: Post hysteroscopy bleeding can be quite variable. Sometimes people only bleed on the day and the day after the procedure, sometimes people stop and then bleed again a few days later. But less bleeding is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Will mini hysteroscopy with polypectomy cause scar tissue and complications in future pregnancy? If I can handle saline US can I handle this procedur?

Will mini hysteroscopy with polypectomy cause scar tissue and complications in future pregnancy? If I can handle saline US can I handle this procedur?

No: A hysteroscopy and polypectomy doesn't cause scar tissue that would complicate a future pregnancy. Polyps can cause problems getting and maintaining a pregnancy, so the procedure may decrease your risks of complications with your next pregnancy. You will probably handle the procedure just fine. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Having a lot of watery fluid leaking from vagina 16 days post d&c/hysteroscopy/polypectomy Feels like urinating on myself but is odorless is it normal?

Having a lot of watery fluid leaking from vagina 16 days post d&c/hysteroscopy/polypectomy Feels like urinating on myself but is odorless is it normal?

Probably: This probably simply reflects the healing process that is going on within the uterus. Have it looked at if it does not start to improve over the next week. ...Read more

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Had polypectomy hysteroscopy and d&c on the 8th. Have back ache, stomach fullness, burning when urinating, odor. All ER tests on the 11th normal. Norm?

Had polypectomy hysteroscopy and d&c on the 8th. Have back ache, stomach fullness, burning when urinating, odor. All ER tests on the 11th normal. Norm?

Call the doctor: We cannot diagnose online. What you describe could be normal, but also sounds suspicious for bladder infection, other possibilities. I suggest stay out of ER (it's not an emergency, right?), call the doctor who did your surgery to help you. Good wishes! ...Read more

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How much bleeding is normal after a D&C and hysterscopy (polypectomy)? I have bleeding that seems comparable to a normal period 4 days after surgery.

How much bleeding is normal after a D&C and hysterscopy (polypectomy)? I have bleeding that seems comparable to a normal period 4 days after surgery.

That's normal: Bleeding comparable to a normal period is well within what is expected and is definitely safe. The only time a woman should be concerned if she has much more bleeding than a normal period, free bleeding (a steady stream of blood), prolonged bleeding for much longer than a period, or if she becomes light-headed with heavy or prolonged bleeding. It sounds like you are doing fine. ...Read more

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Hysteroscopy: does one need a few hours or a whole day of recovery time?

Hysteroscopy: does one need a few hours or a whole day of recovery time?

Few hours is fine: Simple hysteroscopy for essure placement, iud removal, polyp excision, or simple diagnosis requires very little recovery time if done under local. Most patients feel little discomfort (minor cramps) & can use advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed. If done under general anesthesia, you may need 24 hours to recover from the anesthetic. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be?

I am 21 years old and in 6 weeks will be having laparoscopy hysteroscopy salpingectomy and d&c, how long will the recovery time be?

Surgery: Without complications, recovery time will probably be a week. But the bigger question is why are you having all of these procedures do if you are only 21 years old? ...Read more

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Did hysteroscopy to remve sumucos fibroid (2×3 cm).What is the recovery time and gap between next pregnancy? Lost pregnant bfore coz of this fibroid at23wk

Did hysteroscopy to remve sumucos fibroid (2×3 cm).What is the recovery time and gap between next pregnancy? Lost pregnant bfore coz of this fibroid at23wk

Ask your Surgeon: The time you need to wait depends upon how deep the fibroid was into the myometrium (muscle of the uterus). If superficial, you need to wait as little as 2 months. If it was very deep, you may need to wait 6 months. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why will the Dr do a hysteroscopy?

See the uterus: To directly visualized the lining of the uterus and possible biopsies and occasional treatment. ...Read more

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Anyone have perf with a hysteroscopy?

Anyone have perf with a hysteroscopy?

Uterine Perforation: It can happen but rarely if appropriate measures are taken. Ie - knowing the position, size, and shape of the uterus before inserting instruments (exam +/- ultrasound). Experienced gyn surgeons rarely perf a uterus and if it does occur, they can recognize it immediately. Midline perfs usually heal well, lateral trauma can damage blood vessels & need repair. So, it's uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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What could cause pain after a hysteroscopy?

What could cause pain after a hysteroscopy?

Cramping/ gas?: If there is pain to the shoulder / upper abdomen this could be associated with gas introduced into the area during the hysteroscopy. Post operative cramping can also occur. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: polypectomy?

What is the definition or description of: polypectomy?

Removing growth: It is a procedure usually done through an flexible scope that removes an abnormal growth for biopsy ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: hysteroscopy?

Hysteroscopy: Hysteroscopy is a procedure utilizing a thin telescope with a light cord and camera attached to visualize the inside of the uterus. The scope is inserted through the vagina, into the cervix and then entered into the uterine cavity. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

What are the risks involved in a hysteroscopy?

Overall very safe: A diagnostic hysteroscopy carries a small risk of uterine perforation, bleeding or infection. Operative hysteroscopy for removal of fibroids or an abnormal uterine septum (wall) carries a higher risk of perforation. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Mummadi
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Polypectomy (Definition)

It is a procedure usually done through an flexible scope that removes an ...Read more