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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
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 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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