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Having a Uterine Fibroid During Pregnancy – Getting Pregnant With Fibroids

Most women who have fibroids will have a normal pregnancy and birth. However, for a small number, a fibroid during pregnancy can cause difficulties. Contrary to popular belief, fibroids do not grow rapidly during pregnancy. Indeed, in many cases they actually shrink slightly and return to their pre-pregnancy size shortly after delivery.

Fibroids can cause uncomfortable and even painful feelings of pressure or heaviness as they push against nearby organs and can sometimes cause pain in the legs if they are pressing on a nerve. Rarely, a fibroid during pregnancy may begin to bleed, usually in the middle three months. Although painful , this will often settle and rarely requires any treatment. However, it can be very alarming for the woman concerned who may suspect a miscarriage.

Getting pregnant with fibroids can sometimes be a problem if you have a fibroid which is located at the entrance of either the fallopian tube or the cervix, as this can cause a blockage and prevent the sperm actually reaching the egg at all. Very often though, problems occur following implantation where having a larger uterine fibroid during pregnancy can cause an early miscarriage. This is often when a submucosal fibroid (one which develops just under the lining of the uterus) distorts the shape of the uterine cavity.

Woman with fibroids may also deliver their baby a couple of weeks earlier than normal and providing this is no more than 2 or 3 weeks, this is of little or no threat to the baby. Another problem which could occur is where a fibroid during pregnancy can lodge itself near the cervix, causing an obstruction during delivery.

If you are aware that you have fibroids and your pregnancy is in the planning stage, you may wish to consider ways to shrink your fibroids naturally. By using a comprehensive approach, many women have managed to get rid of their fibroids altogether by eliminating the root causes, thus giving themselves the best possible chance of a healthy and successful pregnancy.

To learn more about the impact of having a uterine fibroid during pregnancy and for details of the completely guaranteed 7 Step Plan for Shrinking Fibroids, you may be interested in visiting my website Shrink Fibroids There you will find comprehensive information about various treatments and solutions. You may also like to look at the dedicated page to the particular problems associated with getting pregnant with fibroids. You can find the details at this link Fibroids and Pregnancy

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Uterine fibroids, pain, heavy bleeding and irregular periods?
    I have multiple large and small fibroids, severe endometriosis, severe adhesions (they thought I’d had chemo). I used to have very regular periods but they are now irregular and heavy with a long pms time around when I expect a period. I was getting one heavy one about every other month having to change pads every 15 minutes for one day of it. And a lighter one in between with alot of spotting. But sometimes I can have pms symptoms like I’m starting and not start for a couple weeks. (They say it’s inoperable.) Is this common? What should I be worried about? What can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      I had this same problem in 2005, I experienced heavy bleeding and it continued for about a week, quit with just spotting and then back to bleeding again. This was so bad it put me in a very weak state and finally decided to visit obgyn and had blood test and ultra sound done. I was so low on blood that I had to have 4 pints replaced due to so much blood loss. The ultra sound showed a fibroid tumor. I had a total abdominal hysterectomy in September 2005 and the tumor removed. The fibroid tumor was causing the main problem for me, making my periods unbearable. Now I feel fine health wise, my blood count is back up, but of course I went straight to menopause, but I’m handling it the best I can. I wish you luck, have your blood checked for anemia and an ultra sound to see where and how large the fibroids are.

  2. QUESTION:
    Why am I bleeding heavy after uterine abalation surgery. I had uterine fibroids and the surgery has not helpe?
    I had surgery back in September and start bleeding about a week ago…heavier than normal why is this?

    • ANSWER:
      My wife had the same problem after treatment for fibroids.Your uterus has lost it’s lining from the surgery and is bleeding heavier,because the blood vessels are closer to the surface.Give it a month or two to regain the tissue that was scraped out and see your doctor if you feel faint or light headed from the blood loss.Once you have surgury,it can take weeks for it to heal.Try to rest as much as possible.

  3. QUESTION:
    Im 39, i’m having no children! I’m suffering from uterine fibroids, sever heavy bleeding during period.I have?
    anemia from my heavy period. I have pain in my pelvic region! I can’t bear the pain during my long 10 day cycle. I am usually laying on the bed for 4 days doubled over in pain! I’m getting an endometrial biopsy next week. They say i have options & were talking aboyt surgery. What does the surgery through my symptoms look like i should do? thanks.

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  4. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried any natural cures for Uterine Fibroids? & Did it really work?
    I am concerned that I may have uterine fibroids. My period has changed signifcantly from my norm of 3 days of light bleeding to 1 day of spotting, 2 days of very heavy bleeding (leaking through super plus tampon ever 2 hours), 2 days of regular bleeding and another 2 days of spotting for a total of 7 days now. My period has also changed from every 28 days to every 26 days. Each month my period has gotten longer and heavier. My mother had fibroid tumors and had to have a hysterectomy. It is my understanding fibroids are hereditary. I would like to know about natural obtainable cures that actually work.

    • ANSWER:
      i suffer from uterine fibroids, as did my mother, older sister, and 4 of my 1st cousins. one natural cure that i saw and only used once was Cheyenne pepper. one teaspoon at nite in a full glass of water. it is a very hot nasty taste. i battled fibroids for maybe 10 yrs. before i ended up in the er with hemorrhage. i didn’t have a hysterectomy. i had a myomectomy. they cut the fibroid off the outside of my uterus. i have a cut from my naval down, i was in the hospital for 3 days and out of work for 6 wks. the 1st 2 periods were bad and then the were great, but that only can last 6 yrs, its been 8 for me, I’m now starting to have problems again. I’m 48 now and if i have to be cut again i will just have the hysterectomy. a co-worker had a myomectomy, and she went on to have 2 full-term healthy babies. i considered my age at the time. you can get a book of home remedies at a major book store, try some of what you may find in them. good luck! in short do what’s best for you and your lifestyle. you have to live with the results.

  5. QUESTION:
    Abnormal uterine bleeding and fibroids?
    My 48 year old mom’s been bleeding for over a year now. Her periods became irregular. Sometimes she can’t even tell if it’s her period or just abnormal bleeding. We thought it was menopause at first, which may have something to do with it. But she got some tests done and was diagnosed with fibroids. But they didn’t need treatment at that time according to the doctor. She’s become anemic since then coz of the bleeding. Sometimes it’s very little and sometimes it’s really heavy with many clots coming out. Now, i’m thinking she should get treatment for this, it’s really disturbing sometimes.

    Can fibroids get more serious if not treated?

    • ANSWER:
      If not treated they can get very big. If they get too big the best is really to get a hysterectomy if she is done having children. So I would have her go to a gynecologist and maybe talk about this option. There is also uterine artery embolization. I have attached the website for you to look at that.



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