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How do fibroids affect pregnancy?

How do fibroids affect pregnancy?

Several ways: Fibroids or myomas are balls of muscle within the wall of the uterus. They can sometimes make it difficult for the fetus to turn to head first before labor. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

How does endometriosis affect pregnancy?

It normally doesn't: Endometriosis can cause problems with getting pregnant due to scarring that can affect the tubes or involve the ovaries so that the egg and sperm can't meet. It can increase your risk of a tubal pregnancy since it is harder for the fertilized egg to move down to the uterus. There are also chemical changes that can do both those things.Once you are pregnant, endometriosis is inactivated. ...Read more

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How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

Increase risk: Fibroids most commonly do not affect pregnancy. However if they are large or on the inside lining of the uterus, they can cause complications such as miscarriage, preterm labor and preterm birth. Sometimes they increase the likelihood of a cesarean section. ...Read more

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How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

How will hyperthyroid affect pregnancy?

Thyroid & pregnancy: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is grave's disease. Most women and babies will not experience any significant problems if the graves' is mild. Treatment is with a drug to lower the thyroid production. Risk of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy: hypertension with protein in urine (increase risk of pre-eclampsia), infection, iron def anemia. Baby might have hyperthyroidism as well. ...Read more

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How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

How does prolactinoma affect pregnancy?

Prolactinoma: A prolactinoma is a tumor of the pituitary gland and part of the hormonal regulation in the human body. If you have a prolactinoma with high secretion of the prolactin this can definitely prevent a pregnancy from occurring. You would need to see an hormone specialist for evaluation and drug treatment or if the lesion is large then a neurosurgeon for possible surgical resection. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect ibd?

How does pregnancy affect ibd?

May worsen disease: Activity of uc and cd at time of conception greatly predicts disease course. If in remission, most stay in remission (2/3) where as 1/3 will flare. Disease that is active during conception usually does not go into remission during the course of pregnancy and may even get worse. ...Read more

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How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

How does lupus affect you during pregnancy?

See details: If you do not have clotting issues or major disease activity lupus is unlikely to effect pregnancy. If your lupus is not under excellent control at the start of pregnancy it is likely to significantly flare the disease. ...Read more

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How does ic/pbs affect pregnant women?

How does ic/pbs affect pregnant women?

Doesn't : No direct effect on pregnancy, a few cases have reported temporary improvement during pregnancy. Elmiron (pentosan) is category b, considered safe. All medications would need discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

How does hypothyroidism affect pregnancy?

Cretinism: Until about 14 weeks gestation the fetus depends on the mother's thyroid hormone before it can make its own. Severe low levels of maternal thyroid hormone can cause cretinism which is a syndrome of severe physical stunting and mental developmental delay. If already diagnosed with hypothyroidism be diligent about taking daily thyroid hormone medication and get levels checked every 3 months at least. ...Read more

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How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

How can fibromyalgia affect pregnancy?

Meds?: Fibromyalgia is not thought to have an adverse effect on pregnacy, although their may be some issues with medications during pregancy. Best to avoid them, unless signficant co-existent depression is there. Exercise daily, get good sleep, and talk to your doc about discontinuing meds or continuing meds. ...Read more

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I have pcos. How will pcos affect future pregnancies? Can pcos affect future pregnant. How does a woman get pregnant with pcos? Is it hard?

I have pcos. How will pcos affect future pregnancies? Can pcos affect future pregnant. How does a woman get pregnant with pcos?  Is it hard?

Ovulation: The issue with pcos is many people do not ovulate. If you do not ovulate then you will need ovulation medication to get pregnant. If you do not ovulate then there is no issue. A quick way to know is to assess your periods. If you are having regular, cyclic periods every 21-35 days then ovulation is likely. Weight loss is key with pcos and ovulation if overweight. ...Read more

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How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

How can bulimia affect pregnancy?

Yes: Any eating disorder can affect pregnany if the mother is not receiving enough nutrients to support herself and her developing baby. Poor weight gain in pregnany is associated with low birth weight infants, and preterm delivery. The vomiting associated with bulimia can cause electrolyte distrubances and certainly increased discomfort during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

How does pregnancy affect thyroid disease?

Many ways: It depends on the type of thyroid problem. Hypothyroid women may need more thyroid in each trimester. By delivery many patients are taking half again more thyroid replacement. Hyperthyroidism is more complicated due to the different causes of hyperthyroidism. Any hyperthyroid woman should be followed by an endocrinologist or high risk obstetrical team to determine the best type and amount of meds. ...Read more

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How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

How does pregnancy affect diabetes?

Worsens it: Just as important, your diabetes can affect your pregnancy. You need stricter control to help prevent birth defects, macrosomia (large infant), birth or maternal injuries, fetal death, and maternal diabetes worsening; leading to renal problems (kidney failure), other organ damage, or other health issues...The good news is that all of these problems can be improved or avoided with proper care. ...Read more

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How will toxoplasmosis affect my pregnancy?

Depends: If you get a new infection during the 1st trimester, your baby could have some birth defects. If you have an old infection, your baby will probably be ok. ...Read more

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How many sonogram do you get during pregnancy?

How many sonogram do you get during pregnancy?

Depends: Mainly this depends on your insurance and your OB/GYN. If you are low risk, you really only need an initial ultrasound and usually one around 20 weeks. Higher risk mothers, or mothers that are experiencing problems with their pregnancy may get more. ...Read more

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Do fibroids have an impact pregnancy?

Do fibroids have an impact pregnancy?

Yes: Most women with fibroids do not have problems conceiving and can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. However, sometimes fibroids can cause significant fertility and pregnancy issues. Many women wonder if they should have surgery before conceiving. This is a very individualized decision. Please talk with your gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a second opinion before major surgery. ...Read more

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How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

How do stis affect pregnant women and their unborn babies?

Many ways: There are many adverse events that can happen w/ an infection during pregnancy. Depending on the type of infection, and at what point in the pregnancy it occurs, birth defects can occur. The baby can also become infected in the womb, or during delivery, leading to eyesight problems, neurodevelopmental disorders, toxic shock, etc. In short, it is important to prevent stis with safe sex practice. ...Read more

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How do fibroids affect pregnancy?

Several ways: Fibroids or myomas are balls of muscle within the wall of the uterus. They can sometimes make it difficult for the fetus to turn to head first before labor. ...Read more

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How could a fibroid affect the pregnancy?

How could a fibroid affect the pregnancy?

Location and size: If the placenta implants over a fibroid it can impact fetal growth and increase the chances of placental separation later in pregnancy. Also if the fibroids are large they can degenerate during pregnancy causing pain, cramping and even preterm labor. Finally, if a fibroid is large and located in the lower uterine segment, it can obstruct fetal descent. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a fibroid to be mistaken for pregnancy?

Is it possible for a fibroid to be mistaken for pregnancy?

Perhaps - : If a dr. Did a pelvic exam and thought the uterus was enlarged, they may have suspected or suggested a possible pregnancy - when a fibroid was making the uterus larger than normal. With any kind of imaging (ultrasound, ct scan, mri) - it would not be possible to mistake a pregnancy for a fibroid. ...Read more

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Do fibroids have an impact pregnancy?

Yes: Most women with fibroids do not have problems conceiving and can have a safe and healthy pregnancy. However, sometimes fibroids can cause significant fertility and pregnancy issues. Many women wonder if they should have surgery before conceiving. This is a very individualized decision. Please talk with your gyn or a reproductive endocrinologist. Consider a second opinion before major surgery. ...Read more

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What effects will fibroids have on my pregnancy?

What effects will fibroids have on my pregnancy?

Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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Can anterior subserous fibroid affect pregnancy?

Yes: This depends on fibroid size and location and especially if the fibroid extends or protrudes into the uterine cavity. Fibroids respond to estrogen (high in pregnancy) by increasing in size. They may revert to normal size after pregnancy. They can also interfere with normal labor. Most obstetricians measure them with ultrasound monthly or so during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have multiple intramural fibroid with pregnancy?

Fibroid pregnancy: Fibroids in pregnancy usually do not post much of a problem. The two main things they can cause are pain if they are degenerative, or obstruction of delivery if they are toward or in the cervix. Most intramural fibroids do not cause problems and the care for the pregnancy is no different. This assumes you have not have prior surgery to remove fibroids. ...Read more

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I had a fibroid in my last pregnancy and bled a lot; is it safe to have another baby?

I had a fibroid in my last pregnancy and bled a lot; is it safe to have another baby?

It depends: The location and type of fibroid may have an effect. You might need to consider having the fibroid removed if it is a sub- mucosal fibroid. ...Read more

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What are fibroids and their effects on pregnancy? Do fibroids grow at the rate a baby grows if the woman is pregnant?

Benign muscle tumors: Fibroids can grow in pregnancy and usually don't cause problems unless they block the birth canal (requiring c-section for delivery), prevent good placental attachment and fetal perfusion (growth restriction), and rarely grow big enough to cause compression effects. They can be followed by ultrasound during your pregnancy & your OB will keep you and your baby safe. Good luck with your baby! ...Read more

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When i lie down and my face is up on the bed, the fibroid in me shows like pregnancy but when am up it normal. My question is why that?

Effect of gravity: When you lie down, gravity pulls at the sides of your abdomen, flattening your stomach. You also relax your abdominal muscles. When you stand up, gravity pulls all of your organs towards your feet, and you tighten up your abdominal muscles, "hiding" your fibroid. Also, it is possible that what you think is your fibroid is really something else (abdominal wall hernia). Show it to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any chances of ecotopic pregnancy if cornu has 1cm fibroid or polyp?

Yes: There's a 1-2% chance of ectopic in the general population; having a small fibroid likely increases that chance but probably not much. ...Read more

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Is it possible for early pregnancy to be mistaken for a fibroid?

Yes, on exam: If a doctor were doing an exam, and felt the uterus to be enlarged, it could be mistaken for a fibroid instead of a pregnancy (or vice versa). ...Read more

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I have 6.73cm size fibroid.I want pregnancy first before removing it?Could it be possible?

I have 6.73cm size fibroid.I want pregnancy first before removing it?Could it be possible?

Large fibroid: I have had patients with 7cm and 8cm fibroids in pregnancy. Two things of importance are 1). If you are not pregnant within a year of trying you should see a fertility specialist and 2). Having such a large fibroid means that you should see an obgyn for scheduled monitoring. If you get pregnant the fibroid will likely not cause you any trouble. ...Read more

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Can a early pregnancy be mistaken for 2 fibroids 2x2cm in a internal camera scan?

Ultrasound: Fibroids and an early gestational sac look entirely different on ultrasound. Even on a vaginal ultrasound. So, no, a pregnancy cannot be mistaken for fibroids. ...Read more

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I had a sex after 12 days of my fibroid surgery, will it effect on future recovery or in pregnancy?

I had a sex after 12 days of my fibroid surgery, will it effect on future recovery or in pregnancy?

No effect: Usually we recommend waiting 4-6 weeks because we need to let the sutures and scars heal. Also sex can be painful after surgery. It will not affect problems in the future but please follow your surgeons guidelines. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was diagnosed with fibroids, pco, and now adenomyoma. can pregnancy be possible?

What do you advise if I was diagnosed with fibroids, pco, and now adenomyoma. can pregnancy be possible?

Yes, possible: You'd need to be examined and evaluated in person to say what the bets options and the chances are, but - especially if 31 years is correct - there are chances to get pregnant. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. James Dukelow
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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