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Fibroids And Chemical Pregnancy
Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?
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
Can fibroids cause you to have vaginal bleeding during the entire 9 months of pregnancy & not cause a miscarriage?
Not usually: Fibroids are more likely to cause pain than bleeding in pregnancy. Other causes of bleeding such as a placenta too close to your cervix, bleeding from your placenta, a shortening cervix or cervical infection would be more common and need to be eliminated as the cause of bleeding. ...Read more
What causes recurrent chemical pregnancies? I have had three now. The ER found fibroids. My fertility specialist found nothing but a healthy uterus.
A few things: Most recurrent chemical miscarriages are the result of either ovulation problems or just bad luck. A large percentage of eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal and likely to miscarry even if they implant, and this can easily happen 3 times in a row. That being said it is appropriate to see a specialist at this point to rule out all the other potential causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location and size: If the placenta implants over a fibroid it can impact fetal growth and increase the chances of placental separation later in pregnancy. Also if the fibroids are large they can degenerate during pregnancy causing pain, cramping and even preterm labor. Finally, if a fibroid is large and located in the lower uterine segment, it can obstruct fetal descent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps - : If a dr. Did a pelvic exam and thought the uterus was enlarged, they may have suspected or suggested a possible pregnancy - when a fibroid was making the uterus larger than normal. With any kind of imaging (ultrasound, ct scan, mri) - it would not be possible to mistake a pregnancy for a fibroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Fibroids can grow and degenerate depending on their vascular and hormonal support. ...Read more
I had a sex after 12 days of my fibroid surgery, will it effect on future recovery or in pregnancy?
What do you advise if I was diagnosed with fibroids, pco, and now adenomyoma. can pregnancy be possible?
Yes, possible: You'd need to be examined and evaluated in person to say what the bets options and the chances are, but - especially if 31 years is correct - there are chances to get pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you have a linea nigra appear due to a fibroid or cyst? Or what other reasons besides pregnancy can cause one to appear/darken?
I'm 33 and want a baby I have 3 small fibroids in the anterior wall will my gnyo take them out i've had an etopic and a miscarriage ?
Fertility Evaluation: First you rally need a full fertility evaluation before considering any surgery. A specialist would want to do an xray to see if either fallopian tubes is open and if any of them are swollen. Next you would want to now the exact location of the fibroids to know if surgery and what kind of surgery may be needed. A fertility specialist who does robotic surgery would be the ideal person to coordinate. ...Read more
Hi, 1st US at 13wk and found multiple fundal subserosal fibroids. Largest, 47x35x51mm. Can this affect my pregnancy and how big can it get at FT? Thnx
Fibroids in pregnanc: Fibroids due to tend to enlarge during pregnancy, as fibroids tend to grow in response to higher estrogen levels, this varies from one pregnancy to another. Fibroids can cause complications in pregnancy and your doctor may want to follow the pregnancy more closely with more frequent USs. The doctor who is following your pregnancy is the best person to provide you with more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most women with fibroids do not have problems conceiving and can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. However, sometimes fibroids can cause significant fertility and pregnancy issues. Many women wonder if they should have surgery before conceiving. This is a very individualized decision. Please talk with your gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a second opinion before major surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This depends on fibroid size and location and especially if the fibroid extends or protrudes into the uterine cavity. Fibroids respond to estrogen (high in pregnancy) by increasing in size. They may revert to normal size after pregnancy. They can also interfere with normal labor. Most obstetricians measure them with ultrasound monthly or so during pregnancy. ...Read more
Fibroid pregnancy: Fibroids in pregnancy usually do not post much of a problem. The two main things they can cause are pain if they are degenerative, or obstruction of delivery if they are toward or in the cervix. Most intramural fibroids do not cause problems and the care for the pregnancy is no different. This assumes you have not have prior surgery to remove fibroids. ...Read more
What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?
Benign muscle tumors: Fibroids can grow in pregnancy and usually don't cause problems unless they block the birth canal (requiring c-section for delivery), prevent good placental attachment and fetal perfusion (growth restriction), and rarely grow big enough to cause compression effects. They can be followed by ultrasound during your pregnancy & your OB will keep you and your baby safe. Good luck with your baby! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I miscarried 4 months ago and I have a lower segment fibroid. I haven't menstruated after miscarriage. Is it normal?
When i lie down and my face is up on the bed, the fibroid in me shows like pregnancy but when am up it normal. My question is why that?
Effect of gravity: When you lie down, gravity pulls at the sides of your abdomen, flattening your stomach. You also relax your abdominal muscles. When you stand up, gravity pulls all of your organs towards your feet, and you tighten up your abdominal muscles, "hiding" your fibroid. Also, it is possible that what you think is your fibroid is really something else (abdominal wall hernia). Show it to your doctor. ...Read more
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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