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Can fibroids cause infertility?
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: Yes.
Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining.
Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility.

In brief: Yes.
Yes, especially if they are very large growing inside of the uterine wall, or growing in the endometrial lining.
Surgical removal is usually quite successful. Remember though only 10-15% of all fibroids cause infertility.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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Dr. Michael Traub
Fertility Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Fibroids can definitely affect pregnancy rates.
Fibroids that are submucosal (into the area where a pregnancy would implant) seem to decrease pregnancy rates and increase miscarriage rates. Fibroids that are in the muscle only seem to decrease pregnancy rates by a smaller amount. But usually fibroids are not bad enough to completely prevent pregnancy.

In brief: Yes
Fibroids can definitely affect pregnancy rates.
Fibroids that are submucosal (into the area where a pregnancy would implant) seem to decrease pregnancy rates and increase miscarriage rates. Fibroids that are in the muscle only seem to decrease pregnancy rates by a smaller amount. But usually fibroids are not bad enough to completely prevent pregnancy.
Dr. Michael Traub
Dr. Michael Traub
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Depending on the location of fibroids in the uterus, they may interfere with pregnancy.
Ask your gyn for a sonohysterogram which will show if the fibroids are inside the uterine cavity where they are most likely to interfere with fertility.

In brief: Yes
Depending on the location of fibroids in the uterus, they may interfere with pregnancy.
Ask your gyn for a sonohysterogram which will show if the fibroids are inside the uterine cavity where they are most likely to interfere with fertility.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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