Can fibroids affect a woman getting pregnant?

Sometimes. Fibroids may affect conception/pregnancy if they are a size or location that block your fallopian tubes or interfere with sperm travel from your cervix to your fallopian tubes. Submucosal fibroids may prevent implantation and growth of an embryo, so doctors may recommend removing them if you are having trouble getting pregnant. More info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/uterine-fibroids/ds00078.
Yes but not usually. Most women with fibroids are able to get pregnant despite the fibroids sharing the womb. It depends on where the fibroids are located in the uterus as to how much of an impact thery may have. In most cases pregnancy can occur. Depending on the quantity and size of the fibroids, it may increase the risk of losing a pregnancy that is early but runs out of blood supply sharing with the fibroids.
Yes. Fibroids can interfere with every part of the fertility pathway from fertilization to delivery. Central fibroids can prevent a woman from getting pregnant or causing her to miscarry. Fibroids can block openings to the fallopian tubes. Once pregnant, fibroids often grow and can"crowd out" an early fetus and cause fetal death. Late in pregnancy a fibroid could block birth canal leading to c-section.
At times. Most women with fibroids are able to get pregnant despite the fibroids sharing the womb. It depends on where the fibroids are located in the uterus as to how much of an impact they may have. In most cases pregnancy can occur. Depending on the quantity and size of the fibroids, it may increase the risk of losing a pregnancy that is early but runs out of blood supply sharing with the fibroids.

Related Questions

I am diagnosed for 1cm polyp or fibroid in cornu. Do I need to get that removed for getting pregnant?

Maybe. A polyp can decrease your pregnancy rate as well as increase your risk of miscarriage. So removing it would optimize your chances of becoming pregnant. However it may not be necessary, but with an experienced fertility specialist that procedure takes about 5 minutes to do and it very easy. Read more...
Maybe. Is the polyp in the cavity in front of the ostia? If it is, you can have it removed hysteroscopic ally, which does not involve any incisions. Read more...

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant? We have been trying for over a year and a half with no luck. I have a couple of fibroids.

Seek consultation . If unable to conceive after one year (6 months if older than 35 years), recommend seek consultation with gyn or infertility specialist. Basic evaluation usually includes semen analysis, assessment of tubal patency and ovulatory status. Significance of fibroids are based on size and location. Treatment options and prognosis for conceiving depends on results of evaluation. Read more...
Fibroids. Having fibroids can definitely affect fertility with lowering chances of conceiving and raising chances of miscarriage. They can be removed laparoscopically almost always, offering a fast recovery. Read more...
Treat your fibroids. The gold standard for treatment, if you want to get pregnant, is still myomectomy. There have been numerous cases of pregnancy after fibroid embolization, but no controlled studies. Either way, your fibroids are likely decreasing your chances of conception/implantation. Read more...

Help please! Could cysts and fibroids on ovary keep you from getting pregnant?

Yes. Ovarian cysts can make abnormal amounts of hormone that can inhibit ovulation and pregnancy. Fibroids can block tubes and cause miscarriages, especially if the embryo should implant on a fibroid. Read more...

What are the effects of getting pregnant after a cysts and fibroid removal in august of this year?

Depends. Traditionally having a cyst and fibroids removed should not affect a pregnancy. Occasionally scar tissue can occur after fibroid removal. If the fibroid was in the lining of the uterus then a caesarean section is necessary or if the fibroid was extremely large which would also necessitate a cesarean section. Read more...
Positive. Cysts can be suppressed by a pregnancy. The fibroid, depending on its size, may have prevented you from getting pregnant so that was a positive outcome. Read more...

What is the chances of getting pregnant after Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids or myomectomy?

It depends. Fertility depends on many factors including sperm content/mobility, patent(open) Fallopian tubes, age of the woman(over or under 30), previous pregnancies and/or complications, other medical conditions such as thyroid disorders, Diabetes, Hypertension, and Pituitary dysfunction. These listed are just a few things that enter into the fertility/conception calculations. Ovulation is infrequent at 39. Read more...

I have one tube tied, a baseball size fibroid and had novasure procedure - what are my chances of getting pregnant?

Very low! At age 51, with one tubal ligation, and status post novasure procedure, the chance of you get pregnant is very low, close to 0. Read more...
Very low. At age 51, post novasure, your chance of becoming pregnant is extremely small, but not impossible. If you became pregnant the chance of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy would be relatively high as well. Not sure why you only had one tube tied, but i would recommend having your hormone levels checked to see if you're menopausal. If not, i would still recommend birth control. Read more...

I have a fibroid behind my uterus it's the size of a quater will this stop me from getting pregnant?

Very unlikely. The relatively small fibroid you discuss being "behind the uterus" is very unlikely to cause you any significant limits to pregnancy. If it grows as they do in pregnancy it may cause symptoms of pressure or constipation if impinging onto your bowels. Probably not worth removing at this time. Read more...
Depends . The size of the fibroid is small based on your description, which means it is unlikely to affect fertility. However the location within the uterus also needs to be known. If the fibroid is close to the surface of the uterus, it is unlikely to affect your fertility. However if the fibroid is located close to or in the cavity of the uterus then fertility may be affected. Read more...
Probably not. If the fibroid is in the muscle behind that uterus and is only the size of a quarter, this should not be a problem. If it is actually in the cavity or submucosal, you may want to consider having it removed if you are having trouble getting or staying pregnant. Read more...

Is it possible for fibroids to grow within a year? And could they possibly affect implantation and the lining of cervix? Does removing them an option for someone who has never conceived. And does it after chances of getting pregnant in the future?

Yes and Yes. Yes fibroids can grow quickly, even within a few months. If they grow toward the center or the lining of the uterus, they can affect implantation. They don't typically affect the cervix, but they can. Removing them is an option for someone trying to conceive. Typically removing fibroids that are preventing conception will result in increased fertility. See your physician and get tested. Read more...
Yes and yes. Fibroids can cause problems with implantation or preterm labor, depending on location and size. Or they may cause no problems at all. A sonohysterogram can help show where they are. Read more...