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Is It Safe To Carry Baby When Having Uterine Fibroids
Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Location/size impt: Although uncommon, we do see fibroids on ultrasound during pregnancy. Most of the time unless the fibroids are in the uterine cavity the pregnancy proceeds without problems. In some cases where the fibroids are numerous and of a certain size, they can increase the risk of premature labor or in thankfully rare cases, cause a premature separation of the placenta prior to labor called an abruption. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically not: Fibroids can interefere with any part of the reproductive pathway from fertilization (blocking fallopian tube opening) to delivery (blocking birth canal) and all points in between. It can cause an early fetal demise and can cause premature labor. However, most women with fibroids and a developing fetus will do just fine. The fibroids will tend to grow and woman watched more closely by obgyn. ...Read more
7 week scan shows 3cm uterine fibroid but no sac or baby on intravaginal scan. Could it be that fibroid is hiding out the baby?
Fibroids: Uterine fibroids don't always cause problems during a pregnancy. It depends upon how many fibroids there are, where they are, and how large the fibroids are. A term delivery is certainly possible, but large uterine fibroids can increase the risk of premature delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 34 yrs old female with uterine fibroids. I have a five yr old daughter. What precautions I have to take in case i go for second baby?
I have uterine fibroid 122mm×81mm and 37mm×62mm. Please can I conceive with it and have safe delivery?
Yes, depending: Fibroids affect on pregnancies are all about location, location, location. If the fibroid on ultrasoud does not look as if it encroaches on the lining of the uterus, where the baby forms, then the fibroid mostly likely can't/won't interfere with conception or maintaining a pregnancy. Intramural fibroids don't usually impact fertility. Serosal fibroids definitely don't. Find out where you fibroi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Gyn doctors , how long or how many years can one stay with uterine fibroids?Is it safe to live like that?Thanx
No symptom No treat: 25-50% women develop benign uterine fibroid (muscle) tumors. If you don't have symptoms (heavy periods, pain) then no intervention is needed. If you do then many options exist to help improve them: myomectomy, hysterectomy (laparoscopic), uterine artery ablation, and hysteroscopic myomectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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