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Doctor insights on: Can I Have Uterine Fibroid While Pregnant

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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

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. ...Read more

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I know I have fibroids in my uterus, will this stop me from becoming pregnant?

I know I have fibroids in my uterus, will this stop me from becoming pregnant?

Probably not: Most women with fibroids have no trouble becoming pregnant, but it depends on the fibroid location. More problems can be encountered with fibroids after pregnancy begins than prior. ...Read more

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I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

Probably: If the fibroids are outside the uterus and not too large, you should be able to finish childbearing before they are addressed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have 2 fibroids, 1 is 7.9cm and behind my uterus, the other is small.Can i still get pregnant.Am worried. I don't want to be operated cos am scared.

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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I've fibroids which i was told , it's like being 5 mnth pregnant.There are on top of the uterus , i want to keep my uterus .What surgery shld i do?Thx

Depends: Myomectomy is probably what you are thinking of. It means removal of the fibroids from the uterus. I may be performed with a laparoscope or by a larger incision or laparotomy. Some newer procdures are uterine artery embolization and ex ablate. Ask your doctor for information about all of the above before making hour final decision. ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?

If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?

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. ...Read more

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3 fibroids found in the anterior wall of the uterus?Will it grow fast? M 26 y/o.Will it interfere pregnancy?And to the fetus if your pregnant?

3 fibroids found in the anterior wall of the uterus?Will it grow fast? M 26 y/o.Will it interfere pregnancy?And to the fetus if your pregnant?

Cannot predict: There is no way to predict how fast, if at all, the fibroids will grow. Effects on pregnancy depends on how large they are and where in the wall they are located. Your gynecologist can help you monitor them and provide advice regarding any effects on pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam 29 year old. I have two fibroids in uterus 1cm and 1.9 cm. Am. I am trying for pregnancy since last two years. Am i still get the pregnancy?

Yes: These are very small fibroids and should not affect fertility. If you have not become pregnant after a year of trying regularly (sexual intercourse immediately following ovulation) you may want to consider an infertility work up. ...Read more

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Had 5hpt tests positive quantitative less than 10 had a ultrasound they saw nothing I did went to different dr. Found2 fibroids in uterus pregnant?

Beta hcg: if your ultrasound showed an empty uterus are they repeating the ultrasound in a couple of days? By repeating the scan it would verify that indeed your uterus is empty. The fibroids are an incidental finding. Many women have fibroids and never know. If they are not causing any symptoms then there really is nothing to do about them unless they fill the uterine cavity. You would have been informed. ...Read more

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My wife had fibroids taken out, there were outside uterus, then she got pregnant and had normal Vaginal delivery, 2nd delivery can be normal or not?

My wife had fibroids taken out, there were outside uterus, then she got pregnant and had normal Vaginal delivery, 2nd delivery can be normal or not?

Yes.: It is more likely that a 2nd pregnancy will be normal if the first was normal. However, only her Obstetrician will be able to say for sure based on evaluations from regular prenatal visits. ...Read more

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Looking for a Top Safe GYN who can save my uterus i would like to have a child .I have a huge Fibroids and i'm tired of living like i'm pregnant.Help ?

Looking for a Top Safe GYN who can save my uterus i would like to have a child .I have a huge Fibroids and i'm tired of living like i'm pregnant.Help ?

Where are you?: It would be very helpful if you would kindly include your state of residence in your inquiry. Highly qualified physicians are located nationwide on HealthTap! ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

If the myoma is: out side of the uterus the risk is as same as women with normal uterus. If it is inside of the uterus the risk of becoming pregnant may decrease because implantation spaces decreases for the fertilized egg. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My friend had fibroids in uterus, so she had laser treatment to remove those fibroids, this is happen lat year, now she can get pregnancy?

What did her doc: Who removed the fibriods say , that doc is the one who knows her condition and needs to ok it and to make sure any fibroids have not grown back. ...Read more

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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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