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Doctor insights on: Uterine Fibroids And Pregnancy Complications

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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have 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 more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I've arcuate shaped uterus measures 7.7 * 4.2 * 5.5 cm & mural fibroid mass 13 mm , Do I've any pregnancy problem on the long term , I'm 30 year ?

Implantations issues: You may have issues with implantation and not initial conception as the fibroid or shape of the uterus may not allow proper fertilized ovum placement. ...Read more

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"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if a uterine fibroid was growing under it during pregnancy?

"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if  a uterine fibroid was growing under it during  pregnancy?

No: Fortunately - they uterine ligaments will never rupture or tear. Though sometimes the searing pain as they get stretched can feel like they will. But rest assured , that can never happen. ...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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Will a uterine fibroid make you look further along in pregnancy than you actually are?

Yes it can: Fibroids will often grow with the pregnancy and it could give you a larger uterine size than you actually are by dates, ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had an ultrasound and was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid of 2.4cm. I tested for possible pregnancy and all three test came out positive.

Uterine issues: Pregnancy can coincide with fibroids, although, ultrasound normally is able to reveal pregnancy unless it is way early in the course. Doing serial pregnancy hormone measurements may help determine whether the pregnancy is viable. Doing a repeat ultrasound in a week or two may help see the baby if it was too small at the time of the 1st ultrasound. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid about 2in big and i think i can feel it coming from my cervix is this possible will it affect pregnancy?

I was diagnosed with a uterine fibroid about 2in big and i think i can feel it coming from my cervix is this possible will it affect pregnancy?

It could: Depends on size and location.It could interfere with a pregnancy and if it enlarges, could even cause a miscarriage. If truly in the cervix it could block a vaginal delivery and require a c-section. An ultrasound is indicated. ...Read more

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Does uterine fibroid prevent pregnancy. What drug can I use to unblock blocked fallopian tubes.

Does uterine fibroid prevent pregnancy. What drug can I use to unblock blocked fallopian tubes.

A fibroid can: Prevent pregnancy depending where it is located and how big it is, if your tubes are blocked then you will either need surgery to unblock them if possible or in vitro fertilization please see a gynecologist there are no drugs that will unblock tubes. ...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. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

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