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Can Abortion Cause Fibroids
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
IT depends on where: And how big the fibroid is. Fibroids are typically inside the uterus, so as you say it is by the cervix there is certainly a risk of immense bleeding if a trocar or instrument is inserted into your cervix, which will happen if there is any instrumentation associated with abortion procedure. I would be very careful in making sure the healthcare provider performing this procedure has a strategy. ...Read more
Could taking the abortion pill, mifepristone, be the cause of my uterine fibroids and ovarian cyst?
No: The medication does not cause fibroids or ovarian cysts. ...Read more
Painful fibroids: For pregnant women with painful fibroids, supportive care and administration of acetaminophen as the initial intervention recommended. Short-term use of opioids in standard doses or a course of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be given when pain is not controlled by these measures. Pregnancy termination is an elective procedure available for patients who desire it. ...Read more
I am 11wks pregnant & want 2 hv an abortion. But I have fibroids & i also had an abortion 4months ago. Is it safe?
No clots. 48hrs ago seen at ER for bleeding. Continued. No dignos except threaten abortion n fibroids. 11 wks mvnmnt n hrbt found. Normal? Seen b4?
Can happen.: A diagnosis of "threatened abortion" indicates that you've experienced cramping/bleeding during pregnancy that raise concern for possible miscarriage, however your exam shows a closed cervix and a fetal heartbeat indicating that things might still be just fine. Threatened abortions can resolve and normal, healthy pregnancies result afterwards. Be seen by your OB for any further bleeding/pain. ...Read more
Depends: If you need to have an abortion, do not let fibroids, prevent you from obtaining an abortion because there are many specialists all over the nation who can provide a safe abortion with ultrasound if needed. You may have a little more bleeding or it may be more difficult to do, but not impossible and still safer than an unplanned, unintended pregnancy. ...Read more
I am 5 weeks pregnant with a 4cm subserosal posterior fibroid. Will it be safe for me to have a medical abortion?
I'm 4weeks pregnant. I want to have a medical abortion cos I had a surgical one 3mths ago. Wat do I take & I have uterine fibroids.
Need an evaluation: I agree with my colleagues suggestions below that you should be seen by an ob/gyn. If you have not had sex since your last abortion, this may represent a persistence of a pregnancy or incomplete abortion from 3 mos ago. If you have had sex & have conceived again, then you need to discuss your options with a physician (& family, etc.) & also consider more effective contraception for the future. ...Read more
I am 28yrs old. I had an abortion 2months ago.I'm pregnant again and want to have another one. But I have uterine fibroids. Is it safe
Yes...but: Yes it would be safe, but having uterine abnormalities like fibroids can make the procedure more difficult and slightly increases the risk. ...Read more
Have 10 CM fibroid about 8 wk pregnant. Fibroid isn't located under the lining of uterus. Do I have to worry about position of baby before abortion?
Bright bleeding with cramps 16 days after LMP and 6 weeks after aspiration abortion and 4 months after open abdominal myomectomy for 13cm fibroid ....
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