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Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have uterine fibroids. How will this affect my pregnancy?

Re: I have uterine fibroids. How will this affect my pregnancy?

The Bump Expert

Uterine fibroids (or growths in your uterus) are actually the most common growth in a woman's pelvis, and usually won't cause problems during pregnancy. But if you've been having symptoms like pain or discomfort, you should definitely talk to your doc. Fibroids may grow during pregnancy and in some cases can increase the risk of miscarriage, preterm birth, or breech birth. In rare cases, your doctor may recommend a myomectomy, or the surgical removal of fibroids. But more often than not, fibroids are nothing more than a pain in the butt, so don’t let them worry you too much unless your symptoms grow problematic.

Colleen Canney

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have them too. My doctor told me they only cause a problem in 5% of pregnancies. Usually they shrink as the baby grows. She told me basically I most likely have nothing to worry about.

sally_lynnw@yahoo.com |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I never had them until I got pregnant. My doctor noticed them at my first pap. They went away after about 2 months though.

sccheerbabe09 |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I was told I have a fibroid and that it will and has grown because of the hormones. Mine is located in such a spot that I will probably be having a c-section. My doc also said that it wouldn't affect anything but my delivery and she is keeping an eye on it with regular ultrasounds. She wants to make sure it doesn't get too big.

kittten823 |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have fibroids, found at my 20 week ultrasound. I didn't know I had fibroids until I was halfway through my pregnancy. One fibroid is fairly large, and is located at the back and bottom of the uterus. It is preventing the baby from moving head down or being able to exit naturally and therefore requiring a c-section. Fibroids can cause pain or discomfort, but I have experienced no symptoms. It's possible for a fibroid to move as the uterus grows, or even for the baby to push past it. The risks of fibroids are possible preterm labor, and bleeding during and after delivery. There seem to be little to no risks to the actual development of the baby, except for affecting the baby's position inside the uterus.

oliverncherie |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I have them and all I can say is that mine are painful little boogers! I have quite a few of them though.

brogan14 |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

It depends on which kind of fibroids you have. The kind that project into the uterine cavity can cause problems, but the kind that are within the muscle wall just make your belly appear bigger. That's all mine have done, anyway. Before I conceived I had a myomectomy. The Dr. said my uterus was studded with seedlings. He could only remove 2/3 of them to leave my uterus intact. Since I've become pregnant, the remaining ones have grown, especially in the first trimester, making me look farther along than I was. Now I am at 23 weeks and haven't had any problems so far. I will have to have a c-section though, and the Dr. says they will have to take the baby early by a week or two to prevent me from going into labor, which could cause my uterus to rupture. But most of these risks are due to the surgery, not the fibroids exclusively.

Beverly1982 |

Q&A: How will uterine fibroids affect my pregnancy?

I discovered that I had uterine fibroids at 9 weeks and I was really scared but the doctor advised that there was only a small chance that it would affect the baby as they were located in the muscle wall. Am now at 23 weeks and my latest ultra sound showed that my baby's fine - with lots of room for playing!! The fibroids have grown though and do cause some pain from time to time so it's recommended that you take it easy and not do strenuous work. An Ultrasound before your due date will help in determining whether it will be a normal delivery or C-section. Am hoping for a normal one!

cnyangeri |