Can Fibroids Cause Infertility

Fibroids Cause Infertility

Uterine Fibroids and Infertility – How Fibroids Can Affect Pregnancy

If you are trying to become pregnant and have fibroids, you may be wondering what, if any, is the connection between uterine fibroids and infertility. Although there can be a connection, rest assured that the majority of women with this condition do indeed go on to have successful pregnancies and deliveries. It is known that for most women, contrary to popular belief, fibroids do not increase in size during pregnancy and may in fact shrink. However, they do quickly regain their pre-pregnancy size after delivery.

However, there can be issues for a small number of women. It is estimated that between 40 and 80% of women with fibroids who have so-called “undiagnosed infertility” will go on to have children following treatment for fibroids. Fibroids can impact upon fertility and pregnancy in a number of ways and fortunately most issues can be overcome.

Occasionally, there can be a problem when fibroids block the entrance to the uterus, just inside the cervix or occasionally, they may form just at the entrance to the fallopian tube, thereby making the passage of sperm virtually impossible.

For some women, the problem relates to the implantation of a fertilized egg. If the fibroids are growing just beneath the lining of the womb, this can distort the uterine cavity, making implantation impossible or sometimes the egg may implant, but abort in the very early stages of pregnancy, before the woman realizes that she was even pregnant.

If you have fibroids and are considering starting a family within the next few months, it would be worthwhile preparing your body for the forthcoming pregnancy. Women who wish to become pregnant are always advised to eat a healthy diet and perhaps lose a few pounds if they are overweight. In addition to this, there are steps you can take to shrink fibroids naturally which may well be worthwhile if you are concerned about uterine fibroids and fertility.

To learn more about the effects of fibroids on pregnancy and for details of the 7 Step Plan for Shrinking Fibroids, you may be interested in visiting my website Fibroids and Pregnancy. There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions as well as how uterine fibroids and infertility can be connected.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can fibroids cause infertility? ?
    For two years I had unprotected sex with my ex-boyfriend and I never got pregnant. I went to the doctor and she told me I have fibroids. I am concerned that this may prevent me from having children.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Can uterine fibroids cause late periods and infertility?
    I just discovered I have fibroids through a sonogram (not pregnant) but have not seen my doctor. Has anyone had difficulty getting pregnant and having late periods? I just turned 30. I have had 2 miscarriages recently and have been told there is nothing wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes! Fibroids do cause trouble with both your periods an conception. Speak to a gynecologist about having them removed.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can Uteran Fibroids cause a miscarriage or infertility?
    I have 3 small fibroids in my uterus and I was told that they would not affect getting pregnant by my doctor. I recently had a miscarriage and then D&C and was wondering if the fibroids had anything to do with this?

    • ANSWER:
      They can. It depends on the size, number, and location of the fibroids.

      You might want to have an ultrasound done by a fertility specialist, who could give you a better idea of whether or not yours are likely to cause problems for you.

      I am so sorry for your loss–I’ve been there too.

  4. QUESTION:
    Uterine Fibroids..can this cause infertility?
    I read the signs are some pain and heavy bleeding. I have heavy periods the first couple days of my cycle and lots of clots. No pain though. Trying to conceive for a few months with no luck. Does anyone know anything about fibroids? I am feeling like I should be checked out.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m 16 weeks pregnant. During my first prenatal check-up, I got a transvaginal ultrasound and the technician discovered three uterine fibroids. I had no idea that I had them. My periods had always been heavy for the first few days and I always had bad cramps, but no one had ever told me to get checked for fibroids. Make an appointment for an ultrasound if you’d like to know for certain. Oh, it took us 7 months to conceive, only having sex once or twice a month.

      Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    Fibroids the cause of my sudden infertility?
    Hi eveyone.
    I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now. i just turned 24 2 months ago
    I had a forced abortion at 17 and regret it ever since. So fastforward years later i have been experiencing painful periods and intercourse, spotting in between periods and everything. For the past year i have been in close contact with my GYN we have done tests like HSG,(which was good results) Ultrasound came back normal and recently had a sonogram and yesterday i was told they found a growth inside my uterus….she is having me come back in next week for a Laproscopy to see exactly where it is but she feels that it could be blocking the entrance to my cervix. which is why i feel the pain so close to my cervix at times. I assume that i am ovulating for the fact that my OPKs are positive every month but i know thats not certain. I also have regular periods every 26-27 days. I know that i should wait till next week but im just so nervous and upset about this fibroid…or growth that im anxious to know this…is there any ADVICE someone can give me in respect to fertility being affected by a growth in my uterus. Thanks so much

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, fibroids can cause temporary infertility. I’m so sorry to hear about your difficulties. To cure and prevent future fibroids I would definitely take the natural route. I developed a fibroid after taking clomid for a month. I had never had cysts or fibroids and my doctor told me it was most likely cause by clomid. Well, I wasn’t ovulating anymore so I seeked out an herbalist in area and he started me on the herb vitex which naturally balances the female hormones and helps produce progesterone. I agree with the answer on the progesterone cream and DIM.

      I was put on a liquid herbal blend of vites, peony, black haw, and liqorice root. It worked like a charm! I finished one bottle and am happy to report I am two months pregnant with my second child!

      I wish you the best of luck and please do as much research as you can before choosing the route to take. It can be very stressful and overwhelming to face these difficulties. It took me one month to conceive my first child yet nearly a year to conceive my second. My hormones were unbalanced, but now everything is back to normal thanks to taking specific herbs for my needs.


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