Scary scan moment!


Looking for any advice or reassurance please! Went for a 6 day scan today with a view of fet in this cycle. Consultant pulled a face at scan and showed me a 'thing' on the scan not seen before which was a shock 😱 Could it be residue from previous Ivf chemical pregnancy in March? Could it be a polyp? I'm back on Thursday for follow up scan to see what to do next. If it's a polyp apparently it prevents implantation and needs removing. More delays 😩 Feeling really fed up and concerned. Has anyone had this, what was it and did you go on to have successful pregnancy? Any help appreciated my lovelies xx

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  • HI Bighope4.  I'm sure you are concerned. Obviously it seems as if whatever is there needs to be dealt with before proceeding with  your FET.  Not what you want to hear, but be assured that your little embie(s) is/are safe and waiting.  I do hope all is soon sorted out for you and you can soon get back on track again.  Thinking of you.  Diane

  • Thankyou Diane, please can you let me know the difference between a fibroid and a polyp? Don't know what it is yet, follow up on Thursday, but trying to understand the possibilities. Also it's never shown before, does that mean it was missed it it's only grown in the last 2 months? Thankyou

  • Hi, Bighope! I'm sorry you're facing this. After some research I got to know about the difference. So the main difference between uterine polyps and uterine fibroids is that fibroids are composed of muscle tissue and polyps are made of endometrial tissue.

    Here is more info describing the both:

    Composition and Texture.   

    Polyps are made of endometrial tissue. They are malleable and stem from the inner lining of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are made of hard muscle tissue. They usually grow within the thick muscular layer of the uterus.


    Small polyps may regress at any stage. Fibroids do not regress. Some fibroids may shrink, but only after menopause.


    Polyps are usually very small. They range in size from just a few millimeters to several centimeters. Fibroids may range in size from just a few millimeters to the size of a watermelon.

    Noninvasive Treatment Options.

    There are no noninvasive treatment options for polyps. Some forms of fibroids may be treated with noninvasive MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery.

    Hope this helps. Take care, hun and keep updated on your next scan Xx


  • Thank-you Angeleee, that's really helpful. I'm not sure if you experienced this, but if you did I hope it went well & you had a positive outcome :-) hoping its a polyp & easily removed. another scan tomorrow night & then make a plan of action from there. I'm wondering how long I've had it (its never shown up before so maybe it was really small) & whether it caused a recent run of early mcs/chemical pregnancies. In a way I hope so & that getting this fixed will bring me closer to being a mum. trying to stay positive.

    Hope your journey is going well xx

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