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How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

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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Dr. Bradford Patt
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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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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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Uterine leiomyoma make pregnancy harder?

Uterine leiomyoma make pregnancy  harder?

Sometimes: Depending on where the tumor is located can cause problems with pregnancy. If it is inside inner lining of uterus (submucosal) then may have problem carrying the pregnany very long. Firbrids or leiomyomas can cause pain and irregular bleeding in pregnancy as well as nonpregnant. ...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 fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

Can fibroid make the uterus measurements bigger during pregnancy?

Depends on size: If the fibroid is large then the overall size of the uterus will feel bigger. On sonogram the report should specify the size of the fibroid ...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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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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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 uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid grow quickly?

Sometimes, get US: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...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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Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Does uterine fibroid embolization affect fertility?

Yes!: These procedures should only be performed for women who are done having kids or are sure they don't want kids in the future. Uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) and uterine artery embolization (uae) block off blood vessels that supply fibroids - fibroids shrink but don't go away 100%. Some of the vessel-blocking material reduces blood flow to your ovaries, lowering egg supply (ovarian reserve). ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Can uterine fibroids lead to cancer?

Not directly : Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. High estrogen levels can cause cancer. ...Read more

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Can i get pregnant after doing uterine fibroid embolization?

Pregnancy UAE: Yes, you can get pregnant. Current recommendations are you should not have uae if you want to become pregnant. Several trials have show a slight increase in miscarriages and low birth weight infants. ...Read more

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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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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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Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Not if it is in the: Muscle, if it is in the endometrial cavity , if could but I am sure if it was in the cavity your doc would have already removed it before ivf. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How will you differentiate between uterine fibroids symptoms and pregnancy symptoms?

PG/Fibroid symptoms: Fibroid symptoms and pregnancy symptoms are easily differentiated as one produces abdominal swelling and no period and the other abdominal swelling with generally heavy or prolonged periods in a nutshell. A physical exam by an MD can further delineate the differences. ...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 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?

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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What causes recurrent chemical pregnancies? I have had three now. The ER found fibroids. My fertility specialist found nothing but a healthy uterus.

A few things: Most recurrent chemical miscarriages are the result of either ovulation problems or just bad luck. A large percentage of eggs and embryos are genetically abnormal and likely to miscarry even if they implant, and this can easily happen 3 times in a row. That being said it is appropriate to see a specialist at this point to rule out all the other potential causes. ...Read more

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I had a baby 5 mths ago and during my ppregnancy I had fibroids on my uterus.bleed heavy the first 4mths I bleed heavy this month is light w clots.y?

I had a baby 5 mths ago and during my ppregnancy I had fibroids on my uterus.bleed heavy the first 4mths I bleed heavy this month is light w clots.y?

Time to see GYN MD: Heavy menstrual bleeding from fibroids can rapidly lead to a serious anemia(low blood level) with chronic fatigue which makes it difficult to do new child care. Fibroids can be removed without removing the uterus.(myomectomy). ...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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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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