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Can fibroids cause infertility?

Can fibroids cause infertility?

Yes.: Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining. Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility. ...Read more

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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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, i have a intramural fibroid measuring 5x6 CM and it shows heterogeneous enhancement . Can this be the cause of my infertility ?

Maybe: Most fibroids are not a problem. The location of the fibroid is more important than its size. If the fibroid distorts the cavity or involves the lining (endometrium) it may be associated with reduced fertility. See a fertility specialist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have anterior intramural fibroid sized 1cm. Can this cause infertility?. Im planning for second baby since 1 year. My AMH is 2.8 and HSG normal

I have anterior intramural fibroid sized 1cm. Can this cause infertility?. Im planning for  second baby since 1 year. My AMH  is 2.8 and HSG normal

Fibroid/ infertility: Small intramural fibroids such as you describe yours rarely interfere with fertility...women with fibroids very often have endometriosis, which often decreases fertility. Any unusual menstrual pain, sexual pain, or abnormal bleeding can be suggestive of problems. I suggest you see a gyn specialist for further evaluation and a careful exam. ...Read more

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My MRI said" anteriorly within the uterous is a cluster of adjacent fibroids measuring 2.1 x 1.8 x 3.4". Can this be the cause of my infertility?

Possible: These fibroids are small but if they block the opening to the tubes then infertility could result. You doctor may do a Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) to evaluate your tubes. Also, an hysteroscopy with resection of the fibroids may be done. For your infertility, you doctor may do tests to see if you are ovulating and a semen analysis on you partner (assuming you are not using donor sperm). ...Read more

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What are fibroids and can they make women infertile?

Yes : Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus. They can be in the cavity or in the wall. They can be big or small. Often, they cause no problems and require no treatment. If you are 49 and considering pregnancy, the fibroids are one of many things you should discuss with your gynecologist. If your fibroids need to be removed, the method depends on their location. ...Read more

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Does fibroid lead to infertility?

It depends: Fibroids sometimes affect fertility. It really depends on how big they are, how many there are, and whether they are distorting or encroaching upon the uterine cavity. Tests such as saline infusion sonograms, hsgs, and rarely mris can help determine if they're a problem or not. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get fibroids removed? Heard someone had her removed through surgery and ended up with a scar that led to infertility.

Avoid surgery: In general, if you are trying to conceive it is best to avoid surgery for fibroids unless they are submucous (located inside the uterine cavity) or extremely large. A myomectomy carries a high risk for pelvic adhesions which can cause infertility. Get more than one opinion and make sure that at least one opinion is from a reputable reproductive endocrinologist before you consider surgery. ...Read more

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I'm 28, for 2 months my period has changed to 3 days from its norm 6 days. Not on bc, I have cysts & a fibroid, should I be worried about infertility?

I'm 28, for 2 months my period has changed to 3 days from its norm 6 days. Not on bc, I have cysts & a fibroid, should I be worried about infertility?

Short periods: There is nothing wrong with having short light periods. This is likely a nice change for you from your normal 6 day pattern. We can not draw any conclusions about your fertility based on this information. There is not a link between short periods and infertility. 2 months of cycle variation should simply be monitored as this trend may not continue ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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