Fibroids Myomectomy

Do Fibroids Cause Pregnancy Complications?

If you are hoping to start a family, but have fibroids, it is natural that you will be asking the question, “Do fibroids cause pregnancy complications?” Fortunately, most women who have fibroids go on to have a normal conception, pregnancy and delivery, but there is no doubt that issues can arise in a small number of women.

The ideal situation is that you begin to deal with your fibroids before trying for a family and you may want to avoid invasive procedures or those which use drug treatments as these could make you feel uneasy about a pregnancy happening shortly after either of these options. There are a number of natural methods for treating fibroids which are completely safe for a mother-to-be and these are certainly worthwhile considering, to minimise the potential impact of your fibroids on pregnancy.

When wondering “do fibroids cause pregnancy complications”, many women worry about the thought of their precious baby sharing it’s living space with a fibroid tumor. In reality, unless the fibroid is very large, this in itself should not be an issue. The types of problems which can arise are thankfully few and often relate to the location of the fibroids.

For example, if a fibroid is located near to the entrance of the cervix, delivery may be difficult and a cesarean recommended. Other pregnancy complications can relate to implantation-when fibroids are located under the womb lining this can cause problems when the embryo implants, sometimes causing an early miscarriage.

Other fibroids pregnancy complications include red degeneration, where a fibroid outgrows its blood supply. This sometimes happens where the fibroids enlarge during early pregnancy and the blood supply cannot “keep up” with the growth. This causes the fibroid tissue to begin to die off, causing bleeding and sometimes pain. This is rarely dangerous for the developing baby but naturally, all bleeding during pregnancy should be checked out by a doctor.

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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.


Frequently Asked Questions

    Has anyone had a myomectomy to treat multiple fibroids?
    I have several fibroids. Seven to be exact. My doctor would like for me to have a myomectomy. I know that it involves a short hospital stay and 4-6 weeks off of my feet. What have your experiences been??
    The fibroids are causing painful and heavy periods. My periods are lasting about 10 days with birth control pills.

    • ANSWER:
      I had a myomectomy 3 years ago, and it was the best thing I ever did. I only had one fibroid, but it caused me so many problems. I was going to a doctor that did a couple different procedures on me, but it didn’t help at all. So he said my only option was a hysterectomy, but I was only 24 years old, single, and had no children, and it was something that wasn’t acceptable to me. Going for a second opinion was the best thing I ever did. Not only did he remove my fibroid, he was able to leave everything intact. And he had to restructure my uterus since it was so distorted. I haven’t had any problems since and the doctor sees no reason why I couldn’t have kids (but if I do get pregnant, I have to have a C-section). I was in the hospital for 5 days (I had to stay longer because I wasn’t able to pee for a few days.) and I enjoyed my time off of work. Yes I was sore for a few weeks and had trouble getting in and out of bed, but a few weeks of pain for good heath was very much worth it.

      You don’t say how old you are or if you’re having any problems, but just remember that you can always get a second opinion if you have any doubts. But if I ever have problems like I did before, I wouldn’t hesitate having another myomectomy.

      Good luck.

    are there any women out there who have had a myomectomy for uterine fibroids? have to get one and am nervous!?
    i want to have a baby in a few years, and was told the myomectomy was the only was to have fibroids removed and preserve fertility. i am so nervous! have any women out there who have had a myomectemy and delivered babies? thanks for yout time

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor told me the same thing. I had an intramural fibroid the size of a grapefruit in the back wall of my uterus. My doctor told me that an abdominal myomectomy was the only way to go. I was really scared, but everything turned out great. The doctor took out two additional fibroids that were not detectable on ultrasound. I was in the hospital a total of three days. From what I hear, it was very much like a C-section (my mother in law works in labor and delivery). One year later, everything is clear and I am trying to get pregnant. The doctor sees no reason why I shouldn’t be able to. The only thing is that any birth will have to be via C-section, because my uterine muscles may not be strong enough to endure labor.

    Huge fibroids, myomectomy, and hysterectomy?
    I was hoping to find someone out there who’s had large fibroids and had to have either a myomectomy or a hysterectomy because of them. I’d like to know what your personal experiences are with the fibroids/complications from them, what your experiences are from the myomectomy and/or hysterectomy you had. Are you glad you did it? Do you feel better now? What symptoms have you had since you had the procedure(s)? Thank you to all who answer seriously!
    Joseph: First, this is not a “survey.” I believe it’s pretty apparent from my question that I’m trying to find out what OTHERS’ personal experiences are because I want to make the best decision FOR ME. But, that’s a clarification, in case there’s any confusion. Second, I don’t understand why a “Joseph” would be answering this question anyway. It’s obviously just for women (unless this is an alias or something).

    • ANSWER:
      I had lot of fibroids in 2004. I didn’t have much sign of the fibroids only sign was heavy bleeding during the first day of my period. I was on diet at that time to reduce some weight and at the same time I had bleeding. So I was really sick because of anemia. I had dizziness and weakness. I was really sick at that time. But I never thought I could have fibroids in my uterus.
      I went to doctor and he felt lump in my lower abdomen. Ultra sonogram showed that I have many fibroids of size 18 weeks pregnancy. Doctor advised mayomactomy, but before that she advised to take 4 shots of luprone injection to reduce the size of the fibroids.
      At the beginning of 2005, I had mayomactomy. Doctor removed 28 fibroids. She also said that there were lot more tiny fibroids inside my uterus which could not be removed. I think the luprone injections were useless in my case.
      I had to take 1 month bed rest after the surgery but the surgery didn’t reduce the heavy bleeding during period. Doctor told me to try to get pregnant after 6 months of that surgery. I tried to get pregnant but the fibroids grew again bigger in size just in 6 months. After 1 year the fibroids grew again as big as size of 22 weeks pregnancy.
      Luckily I got pregnant in Dec 2005. Now I’m 25 weeks pregnant with all the fibroids. I’m huge now, look like 10 months pregnant. Doctor will do hystorectomy when he does cesarean surgery to give birth of the baby.
      I think in my case the 1st surgery wasn’t to successful because If I could get pregnant with no many fibroids now then I might get pregnant without having the surgery at first place. So I didn’t have to face painful expensive surgery at the first place. I could have only 1 surgery to give birth of the baby as well as remove the uterus.
      I have to other option other the hystorectomy now because I have fibroids which grow really fast and they are many in number.

    Has anyone ever had an abdominal myomectomy to remove fibroids?
    I am having this surgery at the end of July. I am wondering about other’s experience with it. I have three fibroid tumors that the Dr. is going to remove. One submucosal, this is the major one. It is the size of a 16 wk old baby. They tell me that this is the best surgery to preserve fertility. Is it really 4 week recovery time? My gosh, I am dreading this!

    • ANSWER:
      I had abdominal myomectomy when I was 24. The fibroids were many and as big as size of 16 weeks pregnancy. I didn’t feel any pain for those fibroids but I had heavy bleeding and anemia. So doctors decided to go through surgery. Before surgery, doctor gave me 4 shots of Luprone to reduce the size of the fibroids ( I don’t understand why was that necessary)
      After that I had surgery. Doctors removed 28 tumors and many more were left inside the uterus which were so tiny that could not be removed.
      It took around 4 weeks to recover. I had to take light food during this time. The most painful time was when I got sense from aneshthia effect. I felt vomit, temperature then but doctors gave me medicines to reduce the pain.
      Just after 6 days of the surgery I took a flight, after 7 days I had an interview and after 1 month I started my MBA classes.
      I hope you will have the surgery with no problem with the surgery.
      By the way, the tumors grow back within 1 year as big as size of 20 weeks pregnancy. But luckily I got pregnant after 22 months of the surgery. Now I’ll have surgery to give birth of the baby but I don’t know what my doctor would do with my uterus.
      Good luck.

    With uterine fibroids, which procedure is better – laparoscopic or regular myomectomy?
    My main concern is to preserve fertility. I don’t care too much about a possible scar or blood loss.

    • ANSWER:
      From what I know it depends on the location of the fibroids, outside of the uterus, inside of the vagina, or on the wall of the uterus?

      If on wall you need myomectomy. If outside laparoscopic. Because you cannot pierce the uterus and can’t be removed with laparoscope if on wall of uterus.

      If main concern is fertility don’t do the uterine embolization, it may induce menopause.

      How big are they, how many?

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