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A 39-year-old male asked:

Does a woman with very large fibroids always have to get a hysterectomy and will it affect fertility?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Troy Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Fibroids!: If you are interested in fertility then a fibroid removal may help, but only if you are officially infertile.
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Options: Just removing the fibroids is called a myomectomy. If you have large fibroids, you may want to have them removed before pregnancy. If you have a hysterectomy, that means removing your uterus, so you would not be able to carry a child. Fibroids can be removed with a larger abdominal incision or you may be a candidate for a robotic surgery which usually has a quicker recovery.
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Last updated Jan 13, 2019

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