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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. James Lin
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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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Can anterior subserous fibroid affect pregnancy?

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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Can a cyst and fibroid prevent pregnancy ?

Can a cyst and fibroid prevent pregnancy 
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Yes depends: What kind of cyst and how big the cyst is and the fibroid is, most of the time a small cyst and fibroid will not be a problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have nvd or cesarean section when I have fibroid during pregnancy?

Depends on location: Location, location, location! it all depends upon where the fibroid is located and the size of the fibroid. Many women have fibroids and have nvd for all deliveries. There is more to determining the route of delivery than a fibroid. ...Read more

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8 days after first post partum period (lasted 5-6 days), still cramping? Also, does the fact that I had a fibroid during pregnancy?

Fibroid/crampimg: It is possible that the fibroid is causing a harder cycle with cramping. Use Advil or Aleve (naproxen) and call you GYN for an exam. ...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

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Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Hi, can a fibroid mimic pregnancy symptoms like nausea, bloating, slight cramping , headaches, food aversions, and backache and darkening areola?

Some symptoms: They can cause pain, urinary frequency and urgency if large enough as well as back pain. However, they don't exhibit the hormonal changes that cause darkening of the areola. Fibroid torsion or degeneration may cause nausea and vomitting, but is usually associated with severe pain too. Food aversion also not really related to fibroids. Headaches from anemia also common. ...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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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