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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
I have an intramural uterine fibroid (1.7x1.4cm). I'm trying to conceive my 2nd child. Will this fibroid cause fertility problems?
Fibroids: Fibroids can effect your ability to conceive but you GYN?OB should be able to tell that via ultrasound and manual exam. and be able to recommend whether you will need a procedure that " cleans" out your uterus called a D and C ...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
2cm fibroid no syntopms. 35yrs. Ttc 2yrs. My previous gyne never highlight fibroid effect my fertility. Should i be concern now? Fibroid effect ivf?
Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that herbal teas like nettle, red raspberry, help uterine health as in cleansing and avoiding things like fibroids and enhance fertility?
Fibroid: It is unlikely that your fibroid will affect your fertility. Fibroid that affect fertility usually block the fallopian tubes, cervical canal or compromise the endometrium. This can be confirmed with hysterosalpingogram. Please note that fibroid can grow as the pregnancy grows. This can be managed by your obstetrician. Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: Some women have fibroids removed with the specific goal of improving their fertility. In some patients with small numbers of fibroids in good locations, this works well. Women who have lots and lots of fibroids probably have only modest chances of improving their fertility by having the fibroids removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a woman with very large fibroids always have to get a hysterectomy and will it affect fertility?
Options: Just removing the fibroids is called a myomectomy. If you have large fibroids, you may want to have them removed before pregnancy. If you have a hysterectomy, that means removing your uterus, so you would not be able to carry a child. Fibroids can be removed with a larger abdominal incision or you may be a candidate for a robotic surgery which usually has a quicker recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Opinions on using bhrt after 2 x art tries, causing severe fibroid & cyst issues. Peri-menopausal and dealing with fertility issue. Is it recommended?
BIoHRT: You are a bit young to be peri menopausal. There are many forms of hrt. Biologically identical simply means that te compound is the same as what you body makes. I think these are safe. I think topical is better than oral. A good resource is the north american menopause society (nams) 2012 position statement on hormone replacement. A new review shows women with hysterectomies lived longer on hrt. ...Read more
I have a 1.9cm low density fibroid in the left uterine body. Is this something that could effect fertility. I am 39 and healthy otherwise.
Probably not: If the 1.9 cm fibroid is "intramural or subserosal" and therefore is not submucosal or extending into your endometrial lining, the possibility that it could affect affect your fertility is quite small. A Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility specialist may offer you a better assessment of your chances based on your age, ovulation pattern, tubal anatomy, overall health, his sperm count etc.. ...Read more
What percentage does the average fertility drop after the age of 35 years I am 39 I have hypothyroidism and a 22m fibroid and i want another baby?
Percentages: Really aren't well defined, and in most ways don't really matter. Female fertility is too variable during these years: some 37 year olds can no longer conceive, some 41 year olds conceive easily. One estimate is that at age 40, 50% of females will no longer be able to get pregnant. ...Read more
I am 40 years old and have large fibroid. I am trying to get pregnant. Do i need fertility test, or I should go for an operation to remove the fibroid?
PCOS and fundal fibroid (2.0x1.8cm) Dr said it was high and wasn't a concern now months later Dr says it may need removed before I try fertility med?
Fibroids & fertility: Usually if the fibroid is just 2cm and isn't sitting along the lining of the uterus, it's not necessary for it to be removed. It would be helpful if you had the ultrasound report and the exact wording they used. The options are usually "subserosal", "intramural" or "submucosal". At 2 cm, usually just the submucosal type would need to be removed. ...Read more
What is intramural fundal fibroids compressing endometrial cavity? Can it affect fertility? 5.3 x 4.0cm made up of two fibroids on either side 2 big?
What did your: Doc say if someone made that diagnosis, in this country we always explain the implications of that, i would have to see the films but it could definitely affect fertility or make a misc more common depending on how much compression of the cavity there is so u need an appt with your gyn or an infertility specialist to see if surg is rec before u try for pg. ...Read more
Fibroids are 5.0x4.9x4.2 CM 5.6x5.5x4.7 posterior upper &posterior lower uterine are these big and preventing fertility,and cause heavy bleeding.
Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids removal for pregnancy. Does it improve fertility after removal of small or large uterine fiborids? in all women.
Depends on location: if the fibroids is significantly distorting the endometrial cavity, it will be of benefit (assuming all other factors are normal). Fibroids outside of the endometrial cavity or that are pedunculated, may not reduce your chances of getting pregnant and may not be neccessary to remove them. Speak to your GYN who can discuss this further with you . Best wishes ...Read more
Is there a cure for uterine fibroids? As I approach 30 I notice that me periods are irregular. Will I have fertility issues?
No Cure: There really is no cure, but there are treatment options available. Usually fibroids do not cause fertility issues, but much is dependent on the size, location and number of fibroids. This would be determined by an ultrasound. Once this is done, you can have a discussion with your gynecologist about any potential problems. Good Luck! ...Read more