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A 21-year-old member asked:

i was told that i have uterine fibroids and endometriosis. does this happen frequently?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Endo: In short they coexist very frequently.
Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: Many women have both. Often you dont know about the endometriosis until you do surgery for fibroids. And sometimes it is difficult to medically manage both of them at the same time since one may respond better to treatment than the other.
Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Not that rare: Although most of the time these two conditions occur in isolation, most gynecologists have encountered patients with both fibroids and endometriosis. Some patients have lousy luck!

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do fibroids have an impact pregnancy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Most women with fibroids do not have problems conceiving and can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. However, sometimes fibroids can cause significant fertility and pregnancy issues. Many women wonder if they should have surgery before conceiving. This is a very individualized decision. Please talk with your gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a second opinion before major surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Increase risk: Fibroids most commonly do not affect pregnancy. However if they are large or on the inside lining of the uterus, they can cause complications such as miscarriage, preterm labor and preterm birth. Sometimes they increase the likelihood of a cesarean section.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Since I have a family history of fibroids, am I more likely to I get a uterine growth during my pregnancy?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
Yes: Fibroids, which are benign muscle tumors in the walls of the uterus, can grow during pregnancy from increases in estrogen. This doesn't mean they will or that it will create a problem. Complications due to fibroids include miscarriages, premature labor, excess bleeding at delivery. Your OB will be individualize your care based on location and size of fiborids, so good to evaluate beforehand.
A 44-year-old member asked:

If the umbilical cord was wrapped around my baby's neck does that mean he was suffocating in the womb?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
No: Usually umbilical cords wrapped around the baby's neck in the uterus is loose, and only during the delivery is the cord stretched tighter. So the baby wasn't suffocating in the uterus.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have uterine cancer and also diabetic and high cholesterol. What will help me?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not suitable for a : Short answer. Each of the three problems you listed are serious and not suitable for a short answer. Please consult your doctor. You have my sympathy and best wishes.

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