Can You Have A Successful Pregnancy With Fibroids?
If you have fibroids and are thinking about starting a family, you will no doubt be wondering about the potential impact and whether it is possible to have a successful pregnancy with fibroids.
Firstly, as far as conception is concerned, this can be affected by the presence of fibroids. Sometimes, fibroids can block either the cervix or the entrance to the fallopian tubes, both of which can block the passage of sperm and inhibit fertilization.
For the vast majority of women though, fibroids are nothing more than innocent bystanders and the effect they might have depends on:-
* The location of the fibroids
* The size of the fibroids
* How many fibroids you have
With regard to miscarriages, many occur very early on in pregnancy, often before you even know you might be pregnant. In a minority of cases, fibroids can sometimes affect the area where the fertilized egg is implanting in the womb. This is sometimes found to be a cause of previously “unexplained fertility” in a small number of women.
After conception, although the odds of a successful pregnancy with fibroids is high, there are occasions when problems can occur. In the main, fibroids do not grow during pregnancy, although large fibroids might be responsible for some discomfort as the baby grows and conditions in the uterus become more cramped. The location of fibroids can sometimes affect delivery. If a fibroid is located on or near the cervix, then this might mean a cesarean is necessary, but this decision is usually made near to delivery. Occasionally, large fibroids might encourage labor to start early, but fortunately this is not usually early enough to affect the baby.
If you are concerned about whether you can have a successful pregnancy with fibroids, the best thing you can do is to take preventative action to minimize the impact. There are some excellent natural ways of shrinking fibroids which will enhance your overall health and help prepare your body for pregnancy.
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Frequently Asked Questions
do fibroids tend to bleed and cause pain during pregnancy. what can one do to keep the bleeding and pain down.
Go to the doctor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anytime that you’re bleeding during your pregnancy you have to get it checked out!
15 weeks, lots of pain? FIBROIDS!! Pls help : (?
MY DOC JUST CALLED AND SAID MY CERVIX MEASURES 2.6 CM WHICH IS WITH IN NORMAL RANGE(as per her)..BUT SAID I ALSO HAVE FIBROIDS ..SHE SAID WHICH COULD BE VERY PAINFUL IN PREGNANCY.. I have always had very painful periods and having slight starching cramping pain on my left side uterus since i got pregnant.IS all this normal and what complications can i have in my second trimester..should i be on bed rest (what would u advice if you have been thru this)
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!
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.
I am 6 weeks pregnant and have some lower left abdominal pain because of fibroids. Is it dangerous?
My ultrasound shows 3 big 7-9 cm fibroids in my lower uterus, left and right side. I had no pain before but since three days I experience some pain in left side.No back pain or bleeding is there. I am very much worried that I should not have a miscarriage. Is my baby is growing? This is my first pregnancy and I am 29 years old.
Hi, I’m 27 years old and I have same situation like you. I have many ( around 30) different size fibroids inside my uterus and I’m 29 weeks pregnant. My fibroids are as big as size of 20 weeks pregnancy. I’m already huge.
I had no pain during my pregnancy but i had some bleeding when I was 12 weeks pregnant, I had a surgery in 2005 to remove fibroids and now I have pain on the previous stitch. Other then that I don’t have serious problem.
I think your situation is much better then mine. I think you need to take rest and follow doctor’s advice. Don’t do any hard work. take a lot of vegetables, fruits and nutritious food. take folic acid, calcium and vitamin supplement. If you do these your baby wont have any vitamin deficiency.
I believe you will be alright.
I wish you all the best. Take care.
Has anyone had fibroids during pregnancy?
The ultrasound technician found multiple fibroids on the outside of my uterus durning my ultrasound in Dec. My doctor told me at my last appt. that the largest one is the size of a softball. I have to go in for another ultrasound the end of the month and if it has grown, it possibly will have to be surgically removed before I deliver in April. Has anyone else had one this big and what happened during your last trimester. I know everyone is different but I’m just curious. This large fibriod has been causing me discomfort and pain for the last 3 months.
I feel for you! I too have fibroid tumor growth, but on the inside of my uterus. During my gall bladder surgery they tried to investigate further, only to discover it was inside my uterus forcing me to hang on until the end of my pregnancy to decide what to do.
The pain is very uncomfortable, and initially they found it because I was in so much pain that it was presenting as a ruptured appendix! So far, there hasn’t been anything besides having a warm bath or relaxing which has eased the discomfort for me. Even a warm cloth is nice to aid in some of the discomforts.
Gently massaging the area could also help you in the meantime.
Wishing you all the best, and try to relax as much as possible. 🙂 It’s almost over!
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