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Fibroids Cause Infertility
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
SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it can. It depends on the size however and exactly where is the location of the polyp within the uterine cavity. There can be inflammation associated with a polyp and the embryo may have more difficult time implanting near that area. A polyp towards the lower end of the uterus is less likely to cause problems with implantation/fertility. Polyp size > or = 1cm increases chance for problems. ...Read more
Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a cyst known as a follicle and another type of cyst, a corpus luteum, produces the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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