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Doctor insights on: Fibroids And Abortion Complications

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 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. ...Read more

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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. Pregnancy termination is an elective procedure available for patients who desire it. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

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I am 27yrs old female and my weight is 65kg. Before 3years back have an abortion by pills and since 2yrs we are trying to concive but faild. In sonogrphy fibroid of 10mm and a cyst is found. Other test such as LH FSH thyroid sugar level are normal

Ask the following...: 1. Are my tubes open and the uterine cavity clear. Is the fibroid in the way?

--->do an hsg (x-ray) or sis (water contrast to better assess)

2. Weight can contribute to infertility-and associated with lower fertility-

--->even with normal periods- losing 5-10% of current body weight can help with pregnancy!

3. Is this the same partner? If not-evaluate semen quality. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant and just found I have a fibroid of about 7cm in my uterus. Would it be safe for me to have a surgical abortion?

Yes: If you chose to terminate the pregnancy, the fibroid will not be a problem unless it is located under the lining of the womb which can be seen on the screening ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibriod?

No: Absolutely no relation between these two things. We don't know why fibroids form in some women but not others, but there's no relationship between having a medical or surgical abortion and the formation of fibroids. ...Read more

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Because of having a fibroid at age 24 that if I wait 1 to 2 more years do you have any more children I may be at high risk of complications. True?

Depends: It really depends on where the fibroid is, as to whether or not it can affect a pregnancy. So long as the fibroid isn't in the center or lining of the uterus, doesn't typically interfere with pregnancy. Sometimes really big fibroids, those > 20cm in diameter, can make pregnancy painful, but rarely cause complications. ...Read more

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What are the complications of fibroids?

Fibroids: Can lead to many different problems. Frequently they are completely asymptomatic - meaning no problems or symptoms. Sometimes they can lead to irregular and heavy periods, pain, pain with sex or with periods, pressure, and infertility. Malignancy is EXCEEDINGLY rare contrary to what some in the media have trumped up. They usually shrink after the menopause. Treatment depends on multiple factors. ...Read more

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How does fibroid work when its 2cm n further complication.? .

Fibroid: That is a very small fibroid. If you do not have any symptoms like abnormal bleeding, it can be followed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have fibroids removed surgically, and give birth vaginally without complications?

Yes: The ability to have a vaginal birth after surgery for a fibroid (myomectomy), depends on the size and location of the fibroid that is removed, discuss this with your doctor before surgery. ...Read more

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I am 11 week pregnant and I am having uterine fibroid with size 107×71. had slight bleeding before 3 days later days what are complications will occure and it will affect baby or not any abnormalies will happen to the baby?

Fibroids: Fibroids tend to grow in pregnancy. Some pregnancies are fine with very little if any interference from the fibroids. Others, depending on location can compromise the pregnancy and interfere with delivery. Best to discuss this issue with your OB so that you gain a clear understanding of what influence your fibroids will have on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Got a fibroid in cervix/ lower part of uterus. Was told may need hysterectomy. Also at risk for high complications if wait to have more children. True?

No hysterectomy: You have several options before you should ever consider a hysterectomy. There's a myomectomy to remove isolated fibroids, hifu (high frequency ultrasound), uterine fibroid embolization. You should definitely ask your doctor about these options. You only need treatment now if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Had a fibroid myomectomy robot asst in May. Complications, drain insert now have small hernia on ovary. Will that affect pregnancy. 4 days late for pd?

Not likely.: Ovaries don't get hernias. So I am assuming you have a hernia at the location a drain was placed. This shouldn't cause a major problem in pregnancy. Depending on the location of the fibroid, you may need to have a c/section when you are due. Best wishes! ...Read more

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