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Hysteroscopy under epidural or spinal experience
Ash1989
10 Posts
Sorry if i offend anyone posting. I figured i might get answers on here. I have a small uterine polyp that i potentially had for years. I definitely had it for 5 years because we were following it with ultrasounds. It looked like it went away after i had my second baby. 1.5 year later i had some spotting between my periods recently between two of my periods. Decided to get checked again. It is back but small again and no one seems to worried again because im premenopausal. I want to talk to obgyn again though because my mother whose menopausal had precancer removed recently from her uterus and cervix.
( if i can ever see a obgyn again. There is a 6-12 mth wait to just talk to a specialist again for non urgent cases)
Does anyone know if an immediate family member has precancer are you likely to have precancer too?

Anyway i have been thinking of just removing the polyp. I have researched and read you can get an epidural like you can have while in labor or spinal anesthesia which is used for c sections. Has anyone had hysteroscopy with either a epidural or spinal? Did you feel anything at all or just pressure ? I don't want any sharp pains or feeling being loopy or to be fully put under if I can avoid it. if I can just feel normal and not feel anything I prefer that. I can listen to music while they are doing their thing and zone out if it's absolutely painless with a epidural.
I'm hoping my hospital will do it with epidural if it's something I think I can do. I had surgeries before I had to go under but I always get real bad anxiety of potentially not waking up. it scares me so if I can find another way that I could do with ease I prefer that.

Thanks for reading and your responses in advance

Wishing you all good health
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ACH2015
2486 Posts

@Ash1989

Hi Ash,

I read your post and wanted to suggest something to you. Is it possible for you to get a referral to an Obgyn through your GP? A GP's opinion on urgency could go a long way toward getting a quicker appointment, given this is recurring and there is a family history of pre cancerous growth.

I hope this helps.

Keep well

ACH2015

Ash1989
10 Posts

@ACH2015 thank you for your response. Yes I have a referral out there from my GP. Thankfully they don't think it's urgent though. I just wanted insight on the procedure done with spinal or epidural and If anyone was told that having a family member with precancer puts me at higher risk or not in their experience.

Trying to gather all information I can before I speak to specialist

ACH2015
2486 Posts

@Ash1989

Ash, thank you for the reply, and I hope you get the information about the procedure you seek in a timely manner.

Keep well

ACH2015

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