Can polyps cause problems during pregnancy?
The pregnant woman can be very concerned about the polyp because of the recurrent bleedings or infection risks or because the possible existence of a protruded growth which could lead to a premature labour, difficulties of delivery or increased risks of bleeding during labour.
What causes cervical polyps in pregnancy?
A harmless growth on the cervix, cervical polyps are more likely to bleed during pregnancy as a result of increased estrogen levels and the increased number of blood vessels in the tissue around the cervix.
Can polyps develop after pregnancy?
Larger amounts of estrogen in the body promote polyp growth. Therefore, women can develop polyps after pregnancy or menopause when excess hormones are circulating through the body.
Can you remove polyps 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.
Has anyone got pregnant with polyps?
There is at least one good study that revealed that removal of the polyp increases the chances of conceiving. The study found that when a polyp was removed, the pregnancy rate was 63%. However, if the polyp was not removed at hysteroscopy, the pregnancy rate was only 28%.
Can you get pregnant with cervical polyps?
Polyps high up in the cervix can block the opening of the cervix and make it impossible for fertilization to occur. In other cases, the polyp may interfere with the production of cervical mucus. During ovulation, cervical mucus should be thin and slippery to help the sperm on its journey to fertilizing the egg.
Can 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 polyps be removed?
The options for removal include: Removal with forceps or a wire loop (polypectomy). If a polyp is too large to remove with this method, a liquid may be injected under it to lift and isolate the polyp from surrounding tissue so that it can be removed. Minimally invasive surgery.