Can Fibroids Prevent pregnancy? Conceiving With Fibroid Tumors
If you are hoping to start a family, or add to your existing brood and know that you have fibroids, you may well be wondering, “Can fibroids prevent pregnancy?”
Fibroids certainly can cause issues relating to becoming pregnant and carrying a baby, but very often, most women with fibroids can conceive normally and have a very ordinary pregnancy and birth. However, that’s not to say that all women with fibroids have a trouble free experience, so let’s look at the potential problems.
Some women will experience problems becoming pregnant with fibroids. Very often, the cause can be as simple as a fibroid or group of fibroids blocking either the cervix or the entrance to the fallopian tubes. It is easy to see why either of these circumstances can prevent a pregnancy as the normal passage of sperm is blocked.
Another issue to bear in mind is that the type of fibroids you have can have a direct bearing on whether or not your fertility is affected. For those of you wondering “Can fibroids prevent pregnancy?”, submucosal fibroids, which form just under the lining of the womb can distort the shape of the uterine cavity considerably and disrupt implantation or cause a very early miscarriage.
It is also worth bearing in mind that in many cases of so called “unexplained fertility”, women are found to have fibroids and although there may be no apparent direct link, many alternative practitioners believe that it is very possible that becoming pregnant with fibroids can be an issue in a minority of cases.
One thing is for sure. We are not “supposed” to have fibroids. It is an unnatural state and an indication that our bodies are out of balance. Treating fibroids with surgery or hormones is not a good option if you are hoping to conceive but you may like to consider trying natural fibroid treatments which can quickly reduce the symptoms and size of your fibroids, giving you peace of mind before you become pregnant.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What treatment do you recommend for fibroid tumors?
I was diagnosed with having fibroid tumors back in April. I have two tumors the size of golf balls on my uterus, so far non cancerous. I have some pain and discomfort and heavy uncontrolled bleeding spells. My gyn acts like it’s no big deal, but I don’t like feeling this way all the time. Does anyone have any advice?
The only treatment for fibroid tumors is surgery. All it is, is thick tissue that causes pain. I had them too and after a while, they had to be removed because they got so big. There’s no pill to make them go away. If you feel pain from them, use a warm heating pad and it really eases up the pain. Good luck
I have fibroid tumors and anemia will I need a hysterectomy?
I am scheduled for a myomectomy next week. I have a 9 cm fibroid tumor and my uterus is the size of a six month pregnancy. The doctor since it is so large part of it is embedded in my cervix. He said he will probably do a laproscopic myomectomy but he may have to do the abdominal depending on how bad it is. I am also anemic and I heard it there is a lot of blood loss the doctor will do a hysterectomy instead?
you should probably ask the gynecologist for the best answer. Good luck!♥
fibroid tumors and pregnancy?
In October (this year) I had a miscarriage. In the er they performed a vaginal ultrasound. They found a decent sized fibroid tumor on my uterus. My doctor told me I need to see a different doctor to discuss my options.
Does anyone else have these? Were you able to carry a child full-term? I’m worried that If I get pregnant again I’ll miscarry. I’m sure my best option is surgery, but It terrifies me (I’ve had surgeries before but I was young).
Fibroid tumors can grow rapidly during pregnancy, taking up the space in the uterus and hindering the growth of the foetus.
They can also degenerate and bleed which can cause you, the mother, to experience pain, nausea, and other side effects varying from mild to severe.
Women who have fibroid tumors in their uteruses are only slightly more likely to miscarry or have preterm labour than women who do not have them.
That all being said, they are generally only problematic for about 20% of women so there is a good chance that your miscarriage was not, in fact, caused by your fibroids. It really depends on where in your uterus the fibroids are and how large they are.
The best thing do to, in your case, would be to seek further medical attention from a gynaecologist. You may not need surgery to remove them. There are actually medications (pills, I believe) that shrink your fibroids.
Sorry about your miscarriage, I’ve had two and I understand what you are going through.
I was diagnosed with a grapefruit sized fibroid tumor. Is it OK to wait 4months to have myomectomy?
It is causing discomfort like incontinence, constipation and bloating as well as a painful period. I was wondering if it damages my organs to wait. I have lived with this for awhile already. I am asking because I get the week between Christmas and New Years off and didn’t want to miss too much work. I am not sure how long it took to get to be that size since I hadn’t been to the OBGYN in 5 years.
A grape fruit size fibroid is fairly large. It is causing pressure symptoms too. Your decision depends on what your gynecologist advised you.
Did he/she suggest to you to get the operation done by a particular date.
You have a valid reason to get the operation delayed. It is best to meet your doctor and take a decision.
The only danger is the effect of increasing symptoms due to a delay.
But I personally believe that the growth of the tumor will not be rapid as it is a benign tumor. ( I presume because you have not mentioned about the biopsy report)
I am a medical doctor
Is surgery my only option for Fibroid tumors?
Hi I’m a 27 year old female from Los Angeles, CA and was detected that I have 3 Fibroid tumors. This year in May 2010 I got my period and was having excruciating pain that I didn’t know why was it that bad. So thinkig it didn’t seem normal to me I went to go see a doctor and the doctor told me I had a bladder infection and gave me meds. So from that I thought okay that was the problem then No more worries. Well surely after I didn’t get my period in June but I was having early bad cramps since I didn’t get my period on time I decided to go see a Gyno she had said I have Yeast infection but she seemed like it’s no biggie that it’s treatable but had said she wanted me to get a pelvic ultra sound with a radiologist. So since she didn’t seemed worried I went to go get the test and got an unexpected suprise that I have 3 Fibroid tumors but away from my uteros. As some of you who have been in my situation know how I felt and was really dumbfounded. I even know a couple of friends who have had it and have been through really bad situations which I would want to go through. I’ve never had kids but would like to have some one day. I am not sure on the sizes of tumors but from what I saw in the ultrasound two might look like the size of a golf ball around there and one is a little bigger Im just guessing. I’m supposed to go see my gyno in a week. I was away in Australia for a year 2009 and had bad cramp pain but not as much as i’ve been having it here back home so makes me wonder I may have had it that long. I have faith that I’m hoping that all will go well. I’ve been told by several people that I can naturally get rid of them but I would have to be in a strict diet and that the fibroids may come back. So would this be an option if I really take care of myself?
Ladies only who have had it a couple of questions; What was your experience when you had it? Are there certain foods that I should watch out for? What would be my best decision to get rid of these tumors and still have a chance in the future of having a baby with my current partner? How long does it take to recover? I was told there’s laser surgery to get them removed. Would that be safe? I dont have insurance but might be getting medical so pray for me and wish me luck. Please share some of your similar experiences with me and maybe some way to aleviate my pain that im having right now. . . I DO NOT WANT MY UTERUS TO GET REMOVED so please any advice you can give me I would truly appreciate it.
There is a minimally invasive procedure called uterine fibroid embolization (you can Google this for more info). It is done by an interventional radiologist. A small incision is made in your groin and catheters are inserted until they reach the blood vessels supplying the fibroids. Small particles are injected into these vessels to block them. This causes the fibroids to shrink as they no longer have any blood supply. Over several weeks to months the fibroids shrivel up and you will not have any more symptoms. This is a quick procedure, about an hour and does not require a hospital stay. Ask your gynecologist if you are a candidate for this procedure and if he/she can refer you to a doctor that does this. This procedure is good for young women who want to preserve their uterus for future pregnancny.
Hope this was helpful.