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Can uterine fibroids cause miscarriage or prevent pregnancy?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Swor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Fibroids, especially submucus fibroids, can interfere with getting pregnant and also pregnancy loss or premature delivery.

In brief: Yes

Fibroids, especially submucus fibroids, can interfere with getting pregnant and also pregnancy loss or premature delivery.
Dr. Michael Swor
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It all depends on the size of the fibroid.
Howeve fibroids can cause miscarriages and prevent pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

It all depends on the size of the fibroid.
Howeve fibroids can cause miscarriages and prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Depending on location and size, fibroids can cause miscarriage, premature delivery, pain, and abnormal presentation of the fetus.
However, it is not likely to prevent pregnancy.

In brief: Possible

Depending on location and size, fibroids can cause miscarriage, premature delivery, pain, and abnormal presentation of the fetus.
However, it is not likely to prevent pregnancy.
Dr. PAUL EUN
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Dr. John Lipman
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes both

Fibroids can interfere with every part of the pregnancy path from conception to delivery.
There are 3 types of fibroids based on location in the uterus: submucosal (along the lining), intramural (in the muscular wall), and subserosal (outer edge). Submucosal and large intramural fibroids can distort the uterine cavity and lead to miscarriage.

In brief: Yes both

Fibroids can interfere with every part of the pregnancy path from conception to delivery.
There are 3 types of fibroids based on location in the uterus: submucosal (along the lining), intramural (in the muscular wall), and subserosal (outer edge). Submucosal and large intramural fibroids can distort the uterine cavity and lead to miscarriage.
Dr. John Lipman
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Dr. Prerana Sangani
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you are having trouble getting pregnant or have had miscarriages.
You will need to get evaluated. If you know you have fibroids, sometimes the size, location can prevent an embryo from proper implantation, it can usually be seen on an ultrasound.

In brief: Yes

If you are having trouble getting pregnant or have had miscarriages.
You will need to get evaluated. If you know you have fibroids, sometimes the size, location can prevent an embryo from proper implantation, it can usually be seen on an ultrasound.
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Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on location

They can if they are located inside the lining of the uterus (i.
e. Submucosal), otherwise they shouldn't unless they are very large.

In brief: Depends on location

They can if they are located inside the lining of the uterus (i.
e. Submucosal), otherwise they shouldn't unless they are very large.
Dr. Gayane Ambartsumyan
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both.

Subfertility/infertility and increased fetal loss risk are both possible consequences of uterine fibroids.
See a gynecologist or infertility specialist for details about your care.

In brief: Both.

Subfertility/infertility and increased fetal loss risk are both possible consequences of uterine fibroids.
See a gynecologist or infertility specialist for details about your care.
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