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Can I give birth if I have uterine fibroids?

Can I give birth if I have uterine fibroids?

Yes: Many patients with uterine fibroids can deliver vaginally, depending on the size and position. If the fibroids are large and placed low in the uterus, your doctor may recommend a cesarean, but may give you a trial of labor. If you have had a previous myomectomy (a surgery to remove fibroids), your doctor will usually recommend a c/s as the risk of uterine rupture is too high with labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Can i be pregnant if I have uterine fibroids?

Can i be pregnant if I have uterine fibroids?

Absolutely: There are some issues with fertility in women with uterine fibroids. They usually involve the mass effect of the fibroid and less available uterine lining for implantation. Since up to 70% of women have uterine fibroids, most women with uterine fibroids are able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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I have uterine fibroid 122mm×81mm and 37mm×62mm. Please can I conceive with it and have safe delivery?

I have uterine fibroid 122mm×81mm and 37mm×62mm.  Please can I conceive with it and have safe delivery?

Yes, depending: Fibroids affect on pregnancies are all about location, location, location. If the fibroid on ultrasoud does not look as if it encroaches on the lining of the uterus, where the baby forms, then the fibroid mostly likely can't/won't interfere with conception or maintaining a pregnancy. Intramural fibroids don't usually impact fertility. Serosal fibroids definitely don't. Find out where you fibroi. ...Read more

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I have heard many woman get pregnant after a endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

I have heard many woman get pregnant after a endometrial ablation. So will I get pregnant if not on birth control. My tubes were not tied.?

Need birth control: Contraception is required after an endometrial ablation. I will not do an ablation unless the patient or her psrtner has permanent birth control. Please see your doctor and discuss this important issue. Use condoms until you can be seen. Ablations are great procedures but do not prevent pregnancy. A pregnancy after an ablation is dangerous and has very poor outcomes. ...Read more

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Worried that i may have uterine fibroids. How to tell?

Pelvic exam/US: A simple pelvic exam by your gyn physician will clinically raise the suspicion which will be further confirmed by a pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can I conceive a baby if I had endometriosis?

Can I conceive a baby if I had endometriosis?

Endo and Fertility: Endometriosis is associated with infertility but it does not mean you cannot become pregnant on your own. Endometriosis comes in several forms, minimal to severe. The more endometriosis the more likely for problems. Minimal to mild disease may have a minor impact on fertility. You should monitor to ovulation and time sex. If not pregnant in 6-12 mo based on age then see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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I'm 24 and I have pco and myoma. Can i get pregnant? Is there complications if i did get pregnant?

I'm 24 and I have pco and myoma. Can i get pregnant? Is there complications if i did get pregnant?

not enough info: There are different degrees of pco and once u do get preg the pco is not a factor, but it depends on how big your fibroid is and where it is located as that could keep u from getting , preg or cause an early misc, or cause complications once u are preg please see your obgyn. ...Read more

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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, will I need to get a hysterectomy?

No: If you have significant symptoms from fibroids you can keep your uterus and instead treat the fibroids with uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). There are many reasons to keep uterus in patients who have completed childbearing. Uterus important in sexual health, cardiovascular health, bone health. For ufe you would need to consult an interventional radiologist. ...Read more

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I have intramural myoma and thicker lining of my uterus, do I have a chance to give birth?

I have intramural myoma and thicker lining of my uterus, do I have a chance to give birth?

Yes: What effect a myoma has on your ability to get pregnant depends on several factors, among them: 1) The size of the myoma and 2) where the myoma is in the uterus. A large myoma in the uterus can make it more difficult to get pregnant But I have seen many women with myomas successfully carry pregnancies to full term and have healthy babies. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with submucosal fibroids . Have serious bleeding and clotting. I want to know what to expect if i do not treat the fibroids.

I have been diagnosed with submucosal fibroids . Have serious bleeding and clotting. I want to know what to expect if i do not treat the fibroids.

More bleeding: is possible. Sub mucosal fibroids can be troublesome. They may bleed and cause anemia. This could require more treatment. Of course it is possible it won't do anything. That is the chance you take by not getting treatment of these fibroids. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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Would i be able to feel my IUD if I have uterine prolapse?

Would i be able to feel my IUD if I have uterine prolapse?

Yes you might. : Not the iud itself but the strings that come out of the cervix. If your uterus is that low you might want to get things checked out by a gyn or urogynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Can I have a safe abortion even if I have myoma?

Can I have a safe abortion even if I have myoma?

Yes but...: If you have a D&C procedure under any circumstances, if the uterus is distorted or enlarged by uterine fibroids, the procedure is inherently more risky. It should be done with ultrasound guidance. ...Read more

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Can I get an IUD if I have missed periods? My gynecologist said I can't because of it.

Can I get an IUD if I have missed periods? My gynecologist said I can't because of it.

IUD: It depends on the reason you're missing your periods. Usually this wouldn't be a problem. If your doctor can't explain it to you better, find another provider. ...Read more

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If I have severe bleeding and cramps from uterine fibroids, and early endometriosis will i need to get a hysterectomy?

Not necessarily: It would depend on the size and the locations of the fibroids. Also if you are planning on getting pregnant again. Also, if you have had significant blood loss which is difficult to control, surgery might also be advised. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more