Increase Your Chances Of Pregnancy With Fibroids
Fibroids are an extremely common problem, affecting many women of reproductive age. They rarely cause problems but when they do, the symptoms some women experience can affect their day to day lives. For others though, the problems might be less obvious. Fibroids can cause fertility problems but you can increase your chances of pregnancy with fibroids by taking a few simple steps.
Fibroids can cause fertility problems because they can block the passage of sperm. They can also affect implantation depending on their size and location. They can also increase the likelihood of miscarriages.
What we eat has a massive impact on all areas of our lives. If you are overweight, this can make you more likely to develop fibroids. Conversely, women who take steps to reduce their weight to a healthy BMI often fibroid that their fibroids also shrink, thus increasing the chances of conception. Try to cut down on sugar, caffeine and alcohol, all of which can aggravate the condition and increase your intake of fibroid-friendly foods such as dark green leafy vegetables, water and organic fruits and vegetables.
Herbs can also help, although if you are trying to become pregnant it is always wise to consult your doctor before taking self-medicating. To increase your chances of pregnancy with fibroids, you could try the following herbs:-
Helps to reduce inflammation and thought to reduce estrogen levels
* Red Clover
Can help the liver to excrete excess estrogen and will also boost iron levels
Good for menstrual pain. Can also rebalance hormonal levels and relax the wall of the uterus
One common cause of fibroids is an excess of estrogen-both natural and in the form of estrogen-mimicking substances known as xenoestrogens. Liver detoxification is one way to help, and to increase your chances of pregnancy with fibroids you might also like to consider alternative therapies such as acupuncture. Practitioners of Chinese medicine believe that this can free stagnated energy and thus help to shrink the fibroids.
Of course, to increase your chances of pregnancy with fibroids, the best solution is to shrink your fibroids completely and there are holistic methods which have proved extremely effective for thousands of women worldwide.
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Fibroids Miracle is written by a nutritionalist who is a former fibroid sufferer and comes with 3 months free one-to-one expert counseling, to teach you how to increase your chances of pregnancy with fibroids.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you have ovarian cysts, fibroids and endometriosis all at once?
I have Pcos (Polycstic Ovarian Syndrome) but I also have symptoms of Endometriosis and fibroids too. Is it possible to have all 3 at one time? If anyone knows please let me know! (I have a dr appointment coming up) but just curious now! Thanks!
These conditions are linked to an underlying gluten intolerance. I have just discovered that I am gluten intolerant and suffered from endometriosis all my child bearing years. I also had a large fibroid. Nobody told me that I might be gluten intolerant, but I’ve been doing a lot of research since discovering this and I now know these conditions are linked to gluten intolerance. many people are GI but simply don’t know it as doctors are only familiar with celiac disease which is an allergy to gluten rather than just an intolerance. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, barley and rye. I’ve been gluten free for 4 months now and feeling better than I have done in years. If you go on a gluten free diet, you will probably heal your conditions.
Question about endometriosis and fibroids?
When I was younger 13-16 I had the most painful period cramps. I actually would pass out from the pain. My mom took me to a doctor a couple of times and I don’t remember them running any tests on me or being worried. They thought I could be anemic, but found that I wasn’t.
It’s not nearly as painful now, but lately I have been hearing about endometriosis and fibroids which can cause very painful period cramps. So my question is why did doctors not check me for these things?
Because endometriosis tends to be something that grows in your body during your child-bearing years. It’s a lot less common in teenage girls.
However, I’ve had it my whole life (unfortunately). Sometimes you just need to keep going back and seeing doctor after doctor until you find one who will listen to you.
Of course, if your period is less painful now than it used to be, then your chances of having endometriosis are very slim. It generally gets worse with age, not better.
Sudden change in period, extremely painful and heavy. Fibroids? Endometriosis?
My cycles since I can remember have always been six days long, the first 2 days very heavy bleeding, moderate bleeding the next two days and the last two days were very light. Even after having two children, my cycle has always returned to the same cycle within a couple of months following their birth.
Last month, my period lasted 11 days, the first 5 being extremely heavy and finally tapering into a lighter flow the following 6 days. This month has resulted in the same start (day 4 of my cycle and all being very heavy.)
For those of you who have experienced endometriosis and/or fibroids (history in my family of both), is this a warning sign I need to be aware of? My fiance and I would like to attempt to have one more child and through past encounters with birth control, they’ve taken me into deep depressions as a result of the hormones. I don’t want to put an end to my periods all together at this point, but am seriously weighing my options.
Thank you in advance!
Your guess about the causes is a good one. It could be either. If you are checked out and found NOT to have one of these, they should do a hormone panel to see if you have some abnormality, possibly even an ovarian tumor which affects your hormones.
It COULD just be how your body works, unfortunately. Often, the endometrium (the tissue that bleeds), doesn’t exit the uterus fully, and continues to bleed. A D&C can bring relief, and even stop this altogether, or it may come back. The procedure is rather unpleasant, too. If the pill isn’t for you, there IS a drug that slows bleeding, usually used to stop hemorrhaging. Oxytocin is the one they usually give, I believe.
For temporary relief of bleeding, try lying down for a day or two, with a cold pack on your abdomen. Leave it on for 20 mins., then remove. Put it back after skin warms up again. Do this for a few hours and it often provides relief. Also, avoid drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen, which cause more bleeding. Use Tylenol instead.
See the link below for more explanations and treatment options.
P.S. The site below also mentions the procedure mentioned above (endometrial ablation). However, it states that this is NOT for anyone wishing to maintain her fertility, as it “destroys the lining of the uterus”). Since you mentioned wanting to have another child, this wouldn’t be good for you.
You might also want to reconsider having another child, as “loss of tonality” (or stretching) in the uterus, can cause excess blood loss, and even hemorrhage, esp. after childbirth. Sounds like you need a thorough gyn work-up! Good luck!
I have adenymosis or Fibroids and endometriosis and I’m confused.?
I was diagnosis with the adenymyosis and Fibroids back in August and have endo on top of it. We are trying to have a baby, but no success except 3 angel babies. Anyone else have this issue and what worked for them. The doctor only gave me a couple more years before a hysterectomy is to happened.
Thank you so much.
Did you miscarry in the first trimester? If so, I’d try supplementing with progesterone.
Is Endometriosis the same as Uterine fibroids?
Any and all information on either subject (if they are not the same thing) would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
What causes the scaring in endometriosis?
Here’s the deal with endo: you have these little cells in your body called endometrial cells. they’re supposed to live in the wall of your uterus. Hormones in your body send signals to these little cells to fill up with blood. If you don’t get pregnant that month, hormones send signals to those cells to detach from the wall and start to move downward. Then they release that blood and your period starts. After your period is over, more hormones tell those little cells it’s time to go home. Sometimes those cells don’t listen and wind up attaching themselves to places they shouldn’t be. Lots of people get them on their ovaries, their bowel, etc. There are even documented cases of these little cells in the throat area. Talk about getting lost!
Well, those little cells, although they’re not where they’re supposed to be, still receive those signals from the hormones telling them to fill up with blood. Since they’re not where they belong, lots of times that means they’re pressing up against an organ as they fill with blood – and that hurts like crazy. Then again when they get the signal to release the blood, they do it, and THAT hurts even more. It’s sort of like you’re bleeding internally. Somehow instead of getting the signal to move around like the other cells do, they stick themselves to their new home. Idk how or why, it just happens.
The only way to get rid of it is through surgery. Most doctors remove it by burning the cells off, just because they’re in a delicate region of your body. However, this menthod isn’t quite effective because the burning doesn’t always get the entire cell. Little microscopic pieces can be left behind, and they grow back – sometimes in the very next month. If your doctor CUTS out the cells, studies have shown the cells don’t come back. However, sometimes it’s not possible to cut out all of the cells depending on where they are. It’s also not possible to see all of the endometriosis in your body – much of it is microscopic, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there & it also doesn’t mean it isn’t painful.
Birth control regulates your periods and many times helps with the pain. The biggest benefit is lighter periods because most people with endo tend to have heavy periods. Less flow means less pain. There is a drug called Meclomen, it’s an NSAID like Aleve or Advil but it actually helps people with endo by making your periods super light – I barely had one while taking it. You just start taking the pill at the first sign of pain and continue through your period and it does wonders. It’s also not habit forming unlike a lot of the narcotics most women with endo have to take.
I’ve had endo for probably 10 years now, but it took nearly 5 years to diagnose it because many doctors don’t really believe endometriosis really exists – don’t ask me why. Since then, I’ve had surgery twice, and will continue to need regular surgeries to deal with the pain. I keep in close contact with my doctor, letting him know everything I htink might be helpful because endo can cause problems getting pregnant and I want to avoid that as much as possible. Unfortunately, other than that, the only thing doctors can offer us is birth control. Well, they could try Lupron depot, but that basically puts you in a state of menopause for a year or two, but has been shown to cause remission of endo for as long as 5 years. I’ve opted against that route, because the shots are nearly 0 and need to be taken every 3 months, plus there are chances for unwanted side effects – and I’m not so sure I want that risk either.
This is pretty much what I know about endo, although I can’t really tell you much more about fibroids other than to say they’re not the same as endo. I hope this helps!