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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had a miscarriage 2 days ago. i was asked to do a pelvic scan. it was discovered that i have an anterior intramural uterine fibroid of 20mm 18mm . could that be the cause of the miscarriage? and can it pose a threat in future pregnancy?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and maybe: Intramural fibroids usually impact pregnancies in the third trimester when the uterine expansion is competing with the developing fetus. Sub-mucous fibroids (under the lining of the womb) can cause 1st trimester miscarriages. Future pregnancies with your intra-mural fibroid are a 50/50 proposition if it greatly enlarges. Myomectomy is an option in that case.(Fibroid removal saving the uterus)
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Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Possibly: , but more likely not. Fibroids are very common, and relatively small as in this case. Submucosal, or intracavitary are more troublesome regarding pregnancy retention.
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Last updated May 2, 2020


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