Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage

Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage in Early Pregnancy?

If you are thinking about having a family and are already aware that you have fibroids, then well done for being ahead of the game. You are probably then asking the question “Can fibroids cause miscarriage”? Many women are completely unaware that they have fibroids and it is often only after suffering from various non-specific pregnancy related problems that they come to realise that they do have these benign growths in the womb. In many cases, fibroids can be innocent bystanders during pregnancy and they do not affect conception or the pregnancy itself. However, for many women this is not the case at all and becoming pregnant can be problematic and the pregnancy can be fraught with problems. Being forewarned is forearmed, so knowing that you have fibroids means you can be proactive and do something about them-hopefully prior to becoming pregnant. This means that you can minimize any possible impact and if you choose to use a non-invasive method to deal with your fibroids, you will not have the recovery time to deal with following surgery nor the possibility of scarring in the uterus which, in itself, can affect conception. Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage? A large number of miscarriages happen early in pregnancy before the woman even knows she is pregnant. Fibroids can sometimes be responsible for miscarriages if the ovum chooses to implant around the area of a submucosal fibroids, which can distort the uterine cavity. Scarring from fibroid surgery is also sometimes thought to be responsible. Indeed, rather than just causing miscarriages, fibroids are thought to be the occasional cause of “unexplained infertility”. Problems Of Fibroids During Pregnancy Fibroids are unpredictable during pregnancy. Sometimes they enlarge in response to the increase in hormones, sometimes they remain the same. Fibroids can cause severe discomfort during pregnancy as the baby grows. Delivery can also be affected, particularly if the fibroid is located near the entrance of the cervix. Fibroids can also be responsible for pre-term labor, but fortunately this is late enough not to adversely affect the baby. What Can I Do To Prevent Problems? If you are worried and asking yourself the question, “Can fibroids cause miscarriage?” then the best step you can take is to take action before you try to become pregnant. There are some excellent natural strategies which can give fast help to shrink your fibroids, thereby minimizing the impact. If you would like to see further details about the impact of fibroids on pregnancy, you may like to visit my website, Fibroids and Pregnancy. Here you can find further information about a tried and tested system to help women to shrink fibroids. In answer to the question “Can fibroids cause miscarriage?”, they rarely do, but of course it is best to eliminate any possibilities by shrinking fibroids before pregnancy occurs wherever possible. If you would like to see further information on how a natural treatment could be your best option, please visit How To Get Rid Of Fibroids. The outstanding feature of this comprehensive system is the 3 months free one-to-one email support offered by the author.

About the author: Gail advocates using natural treatments for fibroids rather than using conventional medication or surgery as this is a workable long term solution. Conventional medication only treats the symptoms and fibroids are likely to regrow, whereas natural treatments, when used properly can eliminate the root cause by rebalancing the body and restoring overall health. Source:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION: Can Uteran Fibroids cause a miscarriage or infertility? I have 3 small fibroids in my uterus and I was told that they would not affect getting pregnant by my doctor. I recently had a miscarriage and then D&C and was wondering if the fibroids had anything to do with this?
    • ANSWER: They can. It depends on the size, number, and location of the fibroids. You might want to have an ultrasound done by a fertility specialist, who could give you a better idea of whether or not yours are likely to cause problems for you. I am so sorry for your loss–I’ve been there too.
  2. QUESTION: Can uterine fibroids cause miscarriages? I have had 2 miscarriages in the past year. 🙁 One in October of 2006 and just been treated for another. I have had 2 pregnancies resulting with no complications and healthy babies. During my pregnancy with my son who was born in July 2004, I found out I had uterine fibroids which caused lots of pain during the pregnancy, especially as my tummy expanded! I have had no symptoms ever since but am wondering if this could be related to the previous miscarriages? The doctor wants to remove them surgically but I want more children. I have 4 fibroids on the outter part of the utereus about the size of key limes as he described. Any one ever had this problem who went ahead with the surgery and then had successful births? And is it possible that they are causing the miscarriages? Thanks in advance for you help!
    • ANSWER: Fibroids are normally benign in nature. However they usually tend to increase in size during your period and during pregnancies because of hormones. It is possible that if your fibroid get large enough for the fetus not to be able to grown and breathe leading to miscarriages. I am pretty sure that the whole uterus doesnt have to be removed with the fibroid surgery, they can just remove the fibroids, so in theory you should still be able to have more children.
  3. QUESTION: can fibroids cause you to have a miscarriage i have several fibroids and one is very large? i heard if the fibroid large could put pressure on the baby and stop the baby growth
    • ANSWER: I have fibroids as well, and my dr said it’s completely normal for women over 30 to have them. They are not harmful to your unborn baby, and won’t cause a miscarriage. The only issue is when you give birth.. if they are low near your cervix they can block the baby trying to come down the birth canal! Talk to your dr about it.
  4. QUESTION: can i get uterine fibroids as a cause of a miscarriage?
    • ANSWER: It’s a common cause for fibroids.
  5. QUESTION: Can uterine fibroids cause late periods and infertility? I just discovered I have fibroids through a sonogram (not pregnant) but have not seen my doctor. Has anyone had difficulty getting pregnant and having late periods? I just turned 30. I have had 2 miscarriages recently and have been told there is nothing wrong.
    • ANSWER: Yes! Fibroids do cause trouble with both your periods an conception. Speak to a gynecologist about having them removed.


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    Fibroids can make it difficult to conceive or even carry a baby long term. Make sure that you talk to your doctor before you try to conceive a baby if you do suffer from fibroids.

    Thank you for adding my post to the related links. I appreciate the track back. 🙂

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