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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus.

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Fibroids (Definition)

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


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Is it possible that abortion cause fibroid?

Yes: Fibroids that invade the uterine cavity can cause problems with implantation. Fibroids can also enlarge into the cavity and cause an abortion.

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I have a fibroid by my cervix, I am planning to get an abortion. Will this cause complications?

I have a fibroid by my cervix, I am planning to get an abortion. Will this cause complications?

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.

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What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

What makes an abortion medically necessary? Painful fibroids fall in the catagory?

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.

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Is it safe for a woman with fibroids to have a medical abortion?

Is it safe for a woman with fibroids to have a medical abortion?

Yes: Having fibroids would not impact effectiveness of medical abortion. It may even be slightly safer than surgical abortion depending on the size and location of the fibroids and the experience of the doctor performing it.

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons.

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Is it safe to have a medical abortion with a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid tumor?

Is it safe to have a medical abortion with a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid tumor?

Yes: In the hands of a skilled OB/GYN there should be no contraindication to have a medical abortion.

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I am 11wks pregnant & want 2 hv an abortion. But I have fibroids & I also had an abortion 4months ago. Is it safe?

I am 11wks pregnant & want 2 hv an abortion. But I have fibroids & I also had an abortion 4months ago. Is it safe?

Yes, but...: Fibroids increase the size and configuration of the uterus making the pregnancy termination a "bit more difficult" for uterine perforation and other complications.

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I have a large fibroid, I am also eight weeks pregnant and I am planning to have an abortion? What are the risks involved?

Fibroid location: If the large fibroid is under the lining of the endometrium (submucosal) then there may be significant bleeding if the abortion is surgical an not medical.

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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.

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Is it safe to have an abortion if you have uterine fibroids?

Is it safe to have an abortion if you have uterine fibroids?

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 bit more bleeding or it may be more difficult to do, but not impossible and still safer than a unplanned, unintended pregnancy.

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I am 5 weeks pregnant with a 4cm subserosal posterior fibroid. Will it be safe for me to have a medical abortion?

I am 5 weeks pregnant with a 4cm subserosal posterior fibroid. Will it be safe for me to have a medical abortion?

Yes it should be: If no other medical issues, then yes. That fibroid would not be a concern. Hope this was helpful Best of luck. Dr R

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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.

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Bright bleeding with cramps 16 days after LMP and 6 weeks after aspiration abortion and 4 months after open abdominal myomectomy for 13cm fibroid. ...

Bright bleeding with cramps 16 days after LMP and 6 weeks after aspiration abortion and 4 months after open abdominal myomectomy for 13cm fibroid. ...

Several: Infection/ retained product of conception/recurrent pregnancy....leading to miscarriage. Talk to PMD to solve the puzzel.

Dr. Austina Cho
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata (fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain (aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more