If you have fibroids and thinking about starting a family, you may be wondering about the effects of uterine fibroids during pregnancy. Although there can be consequences, most women who are pregnant with fibroid tumors have successful pregnancies.
However, being prepared and having some knowledge of the circumstances where this could be an issue is wise as it is undeniable that in a small number of cases, problems can occur. There are two main issues surrounding fibroids during pregnancy-Size and Location.
* Size – Larger fibroids can cause problems particularly when located just underneath the uterine lining (submucosal). These can distort the inside of the uterine cavity to such an extent that it makes implantation impossible. Alternatively, even if implantation occurs, an early miscarriage can happen, often before the woman even realizes she is pregnant. If a successful pregnancy happens, larger fibroids can cause complications such as bleeding, longer and more complicated deliveries and premature birth, as the growing baby fights for space.
* Location – Both small and large uterine fibroids during pregnancy can cause problems if they are located at the entrance of either the fallopian tube or the cervix as they block the passage of the sperm, preventing it reaching the egg.
As fibroids rarely grow during pregnancy, if the size is manageable to begin with and they are not located in a position which is likely to cause problems, they can be safely left alone. However, as fibroids are not a “natural” state and represent an imbalance within the body, you can use a natural treatment to shrink fibroids if you wish.
With regard to problematic fibroids, conventional treatment is rarely appropriate prior to pregnancy as surgery can weaken and scar the uterus and can lessen the chances of a successful pregnancy. However, natural treatments which concentrate on treating the root causes can be extremely effective if used properly and this is an option you may like to consider.
If you are considering becoming pregnant with fibroid tumors, you can get comprehensive information about fibroids by visiting my website Shrink Fibroids There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions, including details of a comprehensive 7 Step Plan for Shrinking Fibroids Naturally. You may also like to look at the dedicated page to the particular problems associated with having uterine fibroids during pregnancy. You can find the details at this link Fibroids and pregnancy
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a small fibroid cause excessive bleeding during your cycle?
I had a hysteroscopy in Sept and since then I started bleeding heavy at first then went 2 months with only spotting. They removed some polyps but the fibroid was under the lining of my uterus so they left it. It is very small but not my cycles come regularly but I pass huge clots. I can go all day without any blood but around 8pm I pass a huge clot and mess up my clothes. What should I do?
i don’t think so.
Can a 1cm. uterine fibroid cause spotting (even while taking-prometrium) and lower abodominal pain?
I had an ultrasound which told of the 1cm fibroid and having been taking prometrium 100 mg. for just over a week (at night). Just had some spotting yesterday – Sat.-(which starting the testing and medicine about a month ago). I have lower abominal pain which comes and goes but has been around for a few weeks.
Yes, it could but the medication you are taking could also be causing this. I’ve talked to a few women that tried Prometrium and had a problem with spotting and also some abdominal pain. I would recommend getting back in touch with your doctor to let them know what’s going on so that they can evaluate the situation further.
i would like to know if using large sex toys or fisting can be a cause for fibroid tumors?
my wife has had surgery to remove fibroid tumors. for about a year things were good but now it looks as if they have returned. we enjoy vaginal streatching in our sex play and were wondering if the use of large set toys might be a cause of the return. has anyone any experience with this?
Absolutely not. I regularly drive a Sherman tank up my wife’s vagina and the only problem she has encountered is when I fire the main gun. She is allergic to cordite.
Would prolonged bleeding from fibroid cause a yeast infection or foul smell?
no, it wouldn’t. get some otc for it. if that were true, i’d have a yeast infection every month. two totally different things
what is the cause and effect of fibroid on a woman?
I went for infertility diagnosis. The only problem discovered is fibroid. What could be the cause and effect of this. What is the solution as surgical operation on it tend to be a temporary effort. It regrows over time.
Fibroids are caused by estrogen dominance.
Infertility can be a progesterone defiency symptom. Seems to fit together, doesn’t it.
The uterus is one of the first organs to manifest symptoms when a woman’s hormones are out of balance. Two of the most common uterine symptoms of premenopause syndrome are an enlarged uterus and uterine fibroids.
Women with PMS often experience painful periods which are most often caused when the endometrial linging of the uterus extends into the muscular wall of the uterus.
When shedding of the endometrium occurs (menstruation) the blood is released into the muscular lining, causing severe pain. Conventional medicine treats this pain with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s) such as ibuprofen, but ignores the underlying metabolic hormonal imbalance that caused it.
Estrogen dominance causes the uterus to grow, and without the monthly balancing effect of progesterone it doesn’t have the proper signals to stop growing. In some women this results in an enlarged uterus that presses on other organs, such as the bladder, and often on the digestive system, and generally causes discomfort and heavy menstrual bleeding. In other women estrogen dominance results in fibroids, which are tough, fibrous, noncancerous lumps that grow in the uterus. Some fibroids can grow to the size of a grapefruit or cantaloupe, causing constant bleeding and such heavy menstrual periods that the blood loss is akin to hemorrhaging.