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Doctor insights on: Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy

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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. Qamar Khan
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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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"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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I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

Probably: If the fibroids are outside the uterus and not too large, you should be able to finish childbearing before they are addressed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?

If the fibroids are located in front of the uterus, will it interfere pregnancy? If not what is the effects of thse fibroids with the baby?

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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What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

What are the pregnancy risks following a myomectomy surgery due to fibroids on top of the uterus or outside the uterus?

If the myoma is: out side of the uterus the risk is as same as women with normal uterus. If it is inside of the uterus the risk of becoming pregnant may decrease because implantation spaces decreases for the fertilized egg. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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3 fibroids found in the anterior wall of the uterus?Will it grow fast? M 26 y/o.Will it interfere pregnancy?And to the fetus if your pregnant?

3 fibroids found in the anterior wall of the uterus?Will it grow fast? M 26 y/o.Will it interfere pregnancy?And to the fetus if your pregnant?

Cannot predict: There is no way to predict how fast, if at all, the fibroids will grow. Effects on pregnancy depends on how large they are and where in the wall they are located. Your gynecologist can help you monitor them and provide advice regarding any effects on pregnancy. ...Read more

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Iam 29 year old. I have two fibroids in uterus 1cm and 1.9 cm. Am. I am trying for pregnancy since last two years. Am i still get the pregnancy?

Yes: These are very small fibroids and should not affect fertility. If you have not become pregnant after a year of trying regularly (sexual intercourse immediately following ovulation) you may want to consider an infertility work up. ...Read more

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My friend had fibroids in uterus, so she had laser treatment to remove those fibroids, this is happen lat year, now she can get pregnancy?

What did her doc: Who removed the fibriods say , that doc is the one who knows her condition and needs to ok it and to make sure any fibroids have not grown back. ...Read more

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30 weeks twin pregnancy andt there are two large fibroids of 11.6cm located at the upper part of the uterus. Does this have effect on the twins?

30 weeks twin pregnancy andt there are two large fibroids of 11.6cm located at the upper part of the uterus. Does this have effect on the twins?

Fibroids pregnant: Twins and large fibroids increase the risk of premature labor. That is the main risk. The fibroids don't directly affect the pregnancy in most cases although there is some risk of pain, bleeding or effects on the placenta. If the fibroids were in the lower area, they could interfere with labor. ...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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Multiple uterine fibroid and 18weeks pregnancy. Please can it harm my baby?

Multiple uterine fibroid and 18weeks pregnancy. Please can it harm my baby?

Fibroids and pregnancy: Fibroids are benign uterine tumors. They will not harm your baby. They can cause discomfort in pregnancy or at time premature contractions otherwise, not to worry ...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

Dr. James Dukelow
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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. Lawrence Kessler
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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