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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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Dr. William Singer
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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 ?

, 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?

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

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What are fibroids? What causes them and how do you prevent them?

What are fibroids? What causes them and how do you prevent them?

Genetic: Fibroids are caused by a mutation in the cells that keep reproducing and from the tumors. They also grow in response to estrogen. Some fat turns into estrogen, so a good diet, exercise and normal BMI may help a lot. If your mother had fibroids, you probably will. Big ones need to be treated. If they don't both you, they probably aren't that big. www.drschapirointhenews.com ...Read more

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Do fibroids cause cancer?

Do fibroids cause cancer?

Not typically: There can be fibroids that have cancerous changes in them called sarcomas (muscle tumors - the uterus is a smooth muscle) that can be a very aggressive cancer. These are usually associated with rapidly growing fibroid tumors. Speak to your gynecologist to learn more. ...Read more

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Does fibroids cause smelly discharge?

Does fibroids cause smelly discharge?

Possibly: Fibroids within the uterus, called submucous fibroids, can lead to an abnormal discharge and if the 'degenerate' or start to die off, they could possibly cause a smelly discharge. More likely, though, this represents a vaginal infection called bv. ...Read more

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Can tamoxifen cause polyps and fibroids?

Hyperplasia: Tamoxifen may stimulate the endometrium to the point of inducing an overgrowth of the lining called hyperplasia. Hyperplasia may lead to endometrial cancer. Tamoxifen is not responsible or cause fibroids or polyps. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause post delivery bleeding?

Possibly or: More commonly uterine atony or retained products please contact your obgyn now if u are having excessive bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more