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Well I have a fybroid of 7 cm. Im only 22 do I have a chance of having babies ?

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Dr. Samuel Pauli
Fertility Medicine
14 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant.
Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Fibroids are common and many women with them become pregnant.
Sometimes they can affect your ability to get pregnant, particularly if they are in the lining of the uterus where an embryo (potential baby) implants. Large fibroids (greater than 5cm) sometimes can also block the fallopian tubes making it difficult for the sperm to reach the eggs. If you have difficulty, see your doctor.
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Dr. Rahil Malik
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yuppers

Despite having fibroids, you can be pregnant.
However, you have a higher risk of miscarriage, pain during pregnancy, bleeding. You would need to follow your ob-gyn doctors recommendations and get close care if you were to get pregnant.

In brief: Yuppers

Despite having fibroids, you can be pregnant.
However, you have a higher risk of miscarriage, pain during pregnancy, bleeding. You would need to follow your ob-gyn doctors recommendations and get close care if you were to get pregnant.
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Forest Gump !

To paraphrase this movie character by tom hanks : "fibroid is as fibroid does".
Meaning that this lump that arise for the uterine musculature may have different behaviors. The may be candidates to removal if they cause bleeding, pressure, pain or infertility. They don't always "get bigger with time" but a watchful eye and follow up by ultrasound or MRI is appropriate.

In brief: Forest Gump !

To paraphrase this movie character by tom hanks : "fibroid is as fibroid does".
Meaning that this lump that arise for the uterine musculature may have different behaviors. The may be candidates to removal if they cause bleeding, pressure, pain or infertility. They don't always "get bigger with time" but a watchful eye and follow up by ultrasound or MRI is appropriate.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Discuss with doctor

Most fibroids will not affect a woman's chance of having a baby.
If a fibroid is located in certain locations on the uterus, it could impact the chance of carrying a pregnancy to full-term or having a vaginal delivery. You might want to discuss with your doctor the location of your fibroid and its impact on your health.

In brief: Discuss with doctor

Most fibroids will not affect a woman's chance of having a baby.
If a fibroid is located in certain locations on the uterus, it could impact the chance of carrying a pregnancy to full-term or having a vaginal delivery. You might want to discuss with your doctor the location of your fibroid and its impact on your health.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Should have a chance

Especially if it is a single fibroid tumor should be removable without permanently damaging the uterus.
In most of the cases one can preserve fertility using careful myomectomy technique. After this type of surgery one must deliver the baby by cesarean section to minimize the risk of uterine rupture during labor. As far as technique, it may be possible to do minimally invasive surgery.

In brief: Should have a chance

Especially if it is a single fibroid tumor should be removable without permanently damaging the uterus.
In most of the cases one can preserve fertility using careful myomectomy technique. After this type of surgery one must deliver the baby by cesarean section to minimize the risk of uterine rupture during labor. As far as technique, it may be possible to do minimally invasive surgery.
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