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Fibroids and pregnancy: How do fibroids affect pregnancy?
You must have heard the term fibroid a lot of times from other women. Do you know
what exactly a fibroid is and how it can affect your pregnancy? Fibroids are a form of
benign growth or tumors in the uterus of a woman originating in the muscular layer of
the uterus. They do not have the potential to become cancerous usually but can cause
a variety of problems for the women having them.
They are very common like some other gynecological issues faced by a lot of women
you might have heard of, for example, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and
endometriosis. A woman having fibroids is usually asymptomatic but in some cases,
there might be lower abdominal or pelvic pain associated with them or the periods
might be irregular or come with heavy bleeding. Additionally, women with fibroids
may complain of constipation off and on and increased the frequency and urge to pass
urine. The nature and severity of symptoms are also variable in most women and are
often ignored unless they are accidentally diagnosed on a pelvic examination or an

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ultrasound or during the pre-pregnancy check-ups.
The question you must be most curious about is how these fibroids can affect your
pregnancy. Firstly you need to know that the chances of getting pregnant do diminish
in case you have them. However, they do not absolutely render you infertile. In such
cases, getting the fibroids surgically removed before trying to conceive is an excellent
idea and your fertility can be restored to the normal levels this way.
Now, what if you get pregnant with fibroids? Well, this depends mostly on the site,
size, and number of fibroids present in your uterus. Most women do not face
substantial complications due to fibroids in their pregnancy but for those who do, the
symptoms can range from pain throughout the duration of the pregnancy and bleeding,
which may be psychologically traumatic too. Women with fibroids who get pregnant
stand at a higher risk of having a miscarriage than normal women.
So what are the worst complications a fibroid uterus can have? This includes a chance
for preterm labor which is that you may deliver earlier than the normal duration of the
pregnancy. This can be dangerous for you and your baby. Another tough consequence
of fibroids is a condition termed as abruptio placentae. In this condition, the fibroid
develops into the site of attachment of the placenta to the wall of the uterus thereby
displacing it and leading to uncontrolled bleeding very hazardous for the mother and
child both. In such a case, an emergency cesarean section might have to be done. Also
since the fibroids grow into the cavity of the uterus, there are chances that they might
interfere with the normal growth and development of the baby.
Fibroids may pose a problem for a full term woman who is about to deliver. The baby

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Fibroids and pregnancy: How do fibroids affect pregnancy? You must have heard the term fibroid a lot of times from other women. Do you know what exactly a fibroid is and how it can affect your pregnancy? Fibroids are a form of benign growth or tumors in the uterus of a woman originating in the muscular layer of the uterus. They do not have the potential to become cancerous usually but can cause a variety of problems for the women having them. They are very common like some other gynecological issues faced by a lot of women you might have heard of, for example, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis. A woman having fibroids is usually asymptomatic but in some cases, there might be lower abdominal or pelvic pain associated with them or the periods might be irregular or come with heavy bleeding. Additionally, women with fibroids may complain of constipation off and on and in ...
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