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What are fibroids and can they make women infertile?

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus.
They can be in the cavity or in the wall. They can be big or small. Often, they cause no problems and require no treatment. If you are 49 and considering pregnancy, the fibroids are one of many things you should discuss with your gynecologist. If your fibroids need to be removed, the method depends on their location.

In brief: Yes

Fibroids are benign tumors in the uterus.
They can be in the cavity or in the wall. They can be big or small. Often, they cause no problems and require no treatment. If you are 49 and considering pregnancy, the fibroids are one of many things you should discuss with your gynecologist. If your fibroids need to be removed, the method depends on their location.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
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In brief: Benign tumor & Yes

Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors and most common pelvic tumor in women.
Fibroids can lead to infertility due to preventing pregnancy or causing recurrent miscarriages. Fibroids are classified by location: submucosal, intramural, and subserosal. The submucosal (and larger intramural) fibroids are associated with infertility. If necessary, get an opinion from a reproductive endocrinologist.

In brief: Benign tumor & Yes

Fibroids are benign, non-cancerous tumors and most common pelvic tumor in women.
Fibroids can lead to infertility due to preventing pregnancy or causing recurrent miscarriages. Fibroids are classified by location: submucosal, intramural, and subserosal. The submucosal (and larger intramural) fibroids are associated with infertility. If necessary, get an opinion from a reproductive endocrinologist.
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