Can You Still Get Pregnant If You Have Uterine Fibroids
Yes, particularly if they are small. Fibroids, even though they are benign, can cause problems. They tend to be multiple and can distort the uterus, causing pain and other symptoms. If you have small fibroids, they are generally not a problem and you can continue with a normal pregnancy, even carrying full-term and having a normal delivery. However, as the fibroids get larger, this prevents either implantation of the embryo or normal growth of the fetus in utero and that is where there is a problem. Women who have large fibroids often need to have a procedure done prior to a successful pregnancy. These women may have unfortunately had a failed pregnancy resulting in the fibroids being diagnosed and requiring treatment. There are several options for this, including myomectomy, which is a surgical procedure where a few of the largest fibroids are removed. More recently, we at American Endovascular can consider performing a Uterine Fibroid Embolization. It is a minimally invasive procedure that treats fibroids without surgery and allows them to shrink. This is somewhat controversial because classically a myomectomy has been done, but certainly, if you have fibroids and you are considering treatment because of pregnancy issues, you should talk with a doctor at American Endovascular, so we can go over your options. Learn more https://americanendovascular.com/blog/
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