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Fibroid did an 10mm fibroid effect fertility of an women?

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did an 10mm fibroid effect fertility of an women?

Sometimes: Even a small fibroid has the potential to affect fertility. It is is submucosal or has a submucosal component it can definitely impact fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. 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


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2cm fibroid no syntopms. 35yrs. Ttc 2yrs. My previous gyne never highlight fibroid effect my fertility. Should i be concern now? Fibroid effect ivf?

2cm fibroid no syntopms. 35yrs. Ttc 2yrs. My previous gyne never highlight fibroid effect my fertility. Should i be concern now? Fibroid effect ivf?

Unlikely problem: This is not a big fibroid, but given that you having been trying to conceive for 2 years, you need to pursue help. This should include an hsg (hysterosalpingogram) to assess the tubes and make sure that your husband has had a semen analysis. ...Read more

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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

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 more

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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 more

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If I have a fibroid removed, will that change my 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 more

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Is usg a definitive test to determine fibroids that could cause fertility issues?

Submucus fibroids: Its generally considered a reliable test for polyps, fibroids and other abnormalities inside the uterine cavity. Fibroids outside the uterine cavity are less likely to have a major impact on fertility. ...Read more

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Does a woman with very large fibroids always have to get a hysterectomy and will it affect fertility?

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 more

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Opinions on using bhrt after 2 x art tries, causing severe fibroid & cyst issues. Peri-menopausal and dealing with fertility issue. Is it recommended?

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

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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

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


Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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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