Can Fibroids Prevent pregnancy?
Do you have fibroids and are you considering starting a family? If this is the case you may be asking yourself the question, “can fibroids prevent pregnancy?” The last thing you want is to go through months trying for a family, only to find that you cannot conceive and that you could have taken action beforehand to maximize your chances of becoming pregnant.
Fibroids can affect pregnancy, but this is not always the case. Most women with fibroids will become pregnant normally and have a standard pregnancy without complications. However, some will find that despite months of trying, they cannot become pregnant and further investigation will indeed implicate their fibroids as being the cause.
There are specific and obvious circumstances where fibroids can affect pregnancy and one rather obvious answer to the question “can fibroids prevent pregnancy” and that is, yes, where they are causing obstruction. By this, I mean that if your fibroids are located close to the cervix or at the end of the fallopian tubes, they can prevent the passage of sperm and thus prevent fertilization. The larger the fibroids, the more likely they are to cause blockage. However, even smaller fibroids can cause problems when they are located in the “wrong” place.
Fibroids can also cause problems when they are located just under the womb lining (subserosal). These types can cause distortion of the uterine cavity and sometimes cause a very early miscarriage, often before the woman realizes she is pregnant.
It is also worth mentioning that in a significant proportion of cases of “unexplained fertility” where a woman has fibroids, even though there is no apparent link, when fibroids are treated, many go on to conceive naturally.
Fibroids are a condition which respond very well to natural remedies and they are an ideal condition to treat because as they are so rarely life-threatening. It makes complete sense to try out a natural treatment for fibroids before resorting to surgery or any of the hormonal drugs which can cause their own side effects. This is particularly important if you are wondering, “can fibroids prevent pregnancy” as the peace of mind of knowing you do not have fibroids is well worth the effort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fibroids during pregnancy?
I am 3 months pregnant and just had my 12 week scan
the baby is doing well, but they detected a large fibroid outside my uterus which is why I believe I am showing so much and getting slight discomfort, the doctor has advised that it is common during pregnancy for some people. and they will keep and eye on it. I am worried about the future well being of my baby and also complications latter in the pregnancy can any one advise me as this is my first pregnancy and I’m not sure what to expect. I’ve heard allot of negative talk about having c sections and premature babys due to having fibroids, is this true and is there anything that can be done to prevent these problems from happening
Hun, I have fibroids and am in my first pregnancy too! There are three types of fibroids; inside the uterus, outside the uterus or inside the wall of the uterus.
Here’s a great page from WebMD:
Here’s another page from BabyZone:
Here’s one more!
can we flush water inside vagina to clear possible blocks in the tubes etc?
I found the below text at http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/guide/hysterosalpingogram-21590
it says “Occasionally the dye used during a hysterosalpingogram will push through and open a blocked tube”. Does this mean flushing a clean stream of water in side the vagina/uterus can help clearing blocks in fallopian tubes. Sorry if I sound very stupid. Is such a treatment ever exist? I know a girl personally who conceived immediately after this diagnosis.
A hysterosalpingogram is done to:
Find a blocked fallopian tube. The test often is done for a woman who is having a hard time becoming pregnant. An infection may cause severe scarring of the fallopian tubes and block the tubes, preventing pregnancy. Occasionally the dye used during a hysterosalpingogram will push through and open a blocked tube.
Find problems in the uterus, such as an abnormal shape or structure, an injury, polyps, fibroids, adhesions, or a foreign object in the uterus. These types of problems may cause painful menstrual periods or repeated miscarriages.
See whether surgery to reverse a tubal ligation has been successful.
You can’t get enough fluid into the uterus by putting water into the vagina. Getting a tube into the cervix is very difficult and a very high risk for injuring the cervix which could scar it and ruin your cm and sperm storing channels within the cervix.
Even if you got a large amount into the uterus, that doesn’t mean it will flow down the tubes and with enough force. A saline sonohysterogram doesn’t even reach the tubes. It’s only occasionally when an HSG will flush out MINOR blockage (not moderate or severe blockage or scarring).
If someone is thinking of doing that without a medical license they are risking a lot of problems such as those above and these–
Inducing germs into the uterus (which puts high risk of bloodpoisoningg). In fact, before getting an HSG, you’re given anantibioticc which you start the day before and continue for days after.
Regular water contains chemicals & things in it (it’s not sterile) and it’s not ph balanced to your body so if you managed to get fluid up to the tubes, it will go into your abdominal cavity and cause problems like cramping.
You could damage the lining and your tubes.
Major problem please help????
I have been on birth control and have not had my period in 2 months but don’t have any signs of pregnancy however i am discharging alot could i be prego????
See 2 years ago i had many cysts on my left ovary and fibroids which is very common for women in there early 30’s to get if the body produces them they will keep forming. I had surgery 1 1/2 years ago because i want more children and fibroids can prevent you from having children. My doctor ran all kinds of tests and i had a 95% chance of never having children so i had them all surgically removed. Your body will produce them again but it can take years for them to come back. After surgery i had 100% chance of having a baby. I just broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years because he does not want any more children. We were just on different pages in life. Is it possible i may be prego and if i could be what shoul i do?
This guy will be able to support it but i will be alone again raising a baby. Not the way i want to do this.
If i am pregnant should i keep it because i may have a chance of never having a baby again? I will never be able to abort a baby. I am stuck on what to do
i have a doc appt. today because she wants to run an ultra sound. I am worried cause i have never skipped a period!!!
You have a lot of questions posed here. First question to answer is, are you pregnant. Go buy a pregnancy test and find out. Given that you were on birthcontrol AND you have no other symptoms, I’m tempted to believe your lack of period is related to something else. Especially since you have gone through “female” problems before.
If you are pregnant, then you need to tell the father and find out what he wants his role to be. You may be surprised and find he does want to be involved if he knows a baby is truly on the way.
But if you are pregnant and he does not want to be an active part and start a family with you, then you need to decide the next step. I am against abortion, so I suggest choosing to keep the baby or putting the baby up for adoption. Both choices are loving choices that you can feel good about. You can never truly feel GOOD about an abortion. A sense of relief is not the same as feeling good about a choice.
Another good thing about going through with the pregnancy is that it will give you sometime to decide if you want to keep the baby or not. And you might choose for adoption and you could always do an open adoption so you know your child.
There are many ways to go on this issue. But take it step by step. Start at the beginning and don’t worry yourself about the rest until you KNOW you need to think about it. Best of luck.