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Doctor insights on: Uterine Fibroids And Pregnancy Complications

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnacy safe after uterine artery embolization for cervical pregnancy?

Pregnancy and UAE: Many studies have described successfully and, presumably, healthy pregnancies carried to term after uterine artery embolization. You will need to consult with your ob/gyn regarding your particular circumstance, especially given your history of cervical pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

Can uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis reoccur after having a hysterectomy?

No, not really: Adenomyosis is when the lining cells of the uterus are located just deep to the lining (but still within the uterus). It can be thought of as endometriosis of the uterus. Hysterectomy would remove this. Almost all fibroids are in the uterus also and would be removed with hysterectomy, although there are fibroids on rare occasions outside the uterus which could be missed/reoccur but very rare. ...Read more

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Can women with uterine polyps get pregant?

Yes: She can get pregnant. But polyps do increase the risk of infertility and possibly miscarriage. We usually remove them if we know about them and a woman has been having trouble getting pregnant. In most cases, they do no harm. In your age group, they are rarely cancerous. Research shows they can often fall off on their own. ...Read more

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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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Does fibroids cause ectopic pregnancy?

Does fibroids cause ectopic pregnancy?

Unlikely: Ectopic pregnancy is generally because of damage to the fallopian tubes themselves. Fibroids may affect the shape and size of the uterus and the uterine cavity, but not the tubes themselves. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

Fibroid: Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that originate from the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. No one really know what causes them, however, genetics and hormones may make one more likely to get them.
Estrogen and progesterone also seem to affect the growth of fibroid. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

Can pregnancy and exclusive breastfeeding suppress endometrial growths and ovarian cysts?

No: Breast feeding doesn't suppress ovulation more than a month or two in most women, so it won't suppress cysts (most of which are follicles or eggs) and it certainly won't prevent ovarian tumors entirely. Obviously too if it prevent endometrial thickening most breast feeders who conceived would miscarry as well. Pregnancy does have some positive effect on non genentic ovarian cancer prevention. ...Read more

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Have fibroid uterus and luteal cyst. Was in ER for threatened miscarriage today. Can treatment of cyst and fibroids cause positive outcome with baby?

Have fibroid uterus and luteal cyst. Was in ER for threatened miscarriage today. Can treatment of cyst and fibroids cause positive outcome with baby?

Miscarriage: The luteal cyst probably plays no role in the miscarriage fibroids can be a problem if they are big and occupying a good part of your uterine cavity not letting the baby expand. If you are pregnant, I am not sure what can be done now about your fibroids. Your obgyn should tell you. ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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What are symptoms of fibroids and ectopic in fallopian tubes?

Abnormal bleeding: Both fibroids and ectopic pregnancy produce pain and abnormal bleeding with the menstrual cycle in the case of fibroids and after a period is missed in the case of ectopic pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause post delivery bleeding?

Possibly or: More commonly uterine atony or retained products please contact your obgyn now if u are having excessive bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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. Herman Hammerstead
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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