Can you get pregnant with a polyp in your uterus?

There are possibilities you can still become pregnant, even if you have polyps in your uterus. While there is a connection between uterine polyps and infertility, the proper care and treatment could help you achieve pregnancy. Polyps are oval-shaped.

Can you have a healthy pregnancy with a uterine polyp?

Generally, uterine polyps do not affect the results of in vitro fertilization and the normal development of pregnancy; however, in some cases women must previously undergo a minor surgery known as hysteroscopy to remove the uterine polyps before continuing with an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Can polyps cause problems during pregnancy?

In pregnant patients, these polyps can be asymptomatic or else can cause recurrent vaginal bleeding, discharge, premature labor, infection, chorioamnionitis, or increased bleeding during labor. In 1.7% of pregnant and 5% of symptomatic patients, these cervical polyps were found to be precancerous or cancerous [2-3].

Can a polyp cause a miscarriage?

Because polyps can cause miscarriage and infertility, polyps found in women who are trying to conceive should be removed. As stated above, there is little risk of the polyp being cancerous, but they should still be evaluated by a pathologist after removal.

Does polyp prevent pregnancy?

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. When doctors decide to remove the polyps, there is an increase in the success rate of natural pregnancy.

Do uterine polyps go away on their own?

In premenopausal women, polyps often go away on their own and may require no additional treatment if you are not having symptoms and have no other risk factors. In some cases, uterine polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.

Can you remove a polyp while pregnant?

Polypectomy using an Endoloop PDS II ™ during pregnancy can be responsible for miscarriage and preterm delivery. Cervical polyps should not be removed in pregnant women except in cases where a malignancy is suspected.

Can you give birth with cervical polyp?

Cervical polyps may be a risk factor for delivery at < 34 weeks because they are an inflammatory disease [1,2,3,4], or polypectomy itself may induce inflammation/infection in the cervix. It currently remains unclear whether the cause of delivery at < 34 weeks was the cervical polyp itself or polypectomy.

Can you remove polyps while pregnant?

The presence of cervical polyps and/or polypectomy during pregnancy may have markedly increased the risk of spontaneous miscarriage or PTB. It may be preferable not to perform polypectomy on pregnant patients with cervical polyp, particularly with decidual polyps, except for suspected malignancy [14].

What causes polyps in pregnancy?

Polyps are also common during pregnancy. This may occur due to an increase in the hormone estrogen. Cervical polyps are usually benign, or not cancerous, and cervical cancer rarely arises from them. Most cervical cancers are due to the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is also the cause of genital warts.

Can a polyp go away on its own?

They occur most commonly leading up to and after menopause (6). Small polyps may cause no symptoms at all and can go away on their own (2, 7). In other cases, untreated polyps may cause symptoms that affect quality of life and can carry a small chance of becoming cancerous (3, 8).

When can you get pregnant after having uterine polyps removed?

But if you do end up having uterine polyps, no need to worry. Almost 100 percent of the time, they’re benign growths. You can continue TTC as soon as two weeks after their removal and go on to have a healthy, happy pregnancy and baby.

What is the difference between uterine polyps vs. fibroids?

Fibroids are of connective tissue origin while polyps are of epithelial origin.

  • Fibroids can be very large while polyps usually are small.
  • Fibroids can cause significant uterine enlargement while polyps do not.
  • Fibroids are almost never malignant while a significant number of endometrial polyps are malignant.
  • Can polyps prevent pregnancy?

    Women who get their polyps removed have a much better chance of getting pregnant than those who do not have them removed. The exact reason that polyps affect fertility is unknown, but it may be related to inflammation in the uterine lining.

    Can uterine polyps cause miscarriage?

    The uterine polyps may even reduce blood flow in parts of the endometrial lining. This disruption could possibly prevent a fertilized embryo from implanting in the endometrial lining. The polyps could also cause a miscarriage after the embryo has implanted.