A 44-year-old member asked:
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what effects will fibroids have on my pregnancy?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
FROM NONE TO A LOT: Many women have fibroids without having any problems with their pregnancy. It depends on size and location. If your fibroids are large or located inside the lining of the uterus, they could cause a lot of trouble. Fibroids can lower the chance of getting pregnant, increase the chance of miscarriage, cause preterm labor, bad pain and increased risk of cesarean section.
Answered on Dec 25, 2014
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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Dr. Jan Rydfors
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tarek Bardawil
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Poleszak
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Yes: Depends on the size of fibroid.
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