Can I Conceive Even With Fibroids?
Women of reproductive age can develop uterine fibroids. Any health diagnosis given, including uterine fibroids, can cause anxiety in a woman. It is important to know that an invasive treatment may not be necessary for uterine fibroids, depending on the severity of the symptoms.
Despite the risks of having fibroids, many women still can become pregnant. Whether you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or think you may have fibroids, contact USA Fibroid Centers, especially if you want to conceive.
What are Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths found inside or outside the uterus and often cause no symptoms. Fibroids are clusters of fibrous connective tissue and muscle cells in the uterus that often occur in multiple locations. It may be possible to detect some fibroids with a simple pelvic exam, while others require an ultrasound. They vary in size and severity.
Although symptom-free fibroids do exist, fibroids are generally accompanied by a range of symptoms, such as:
- Pelvic discomfort
- Prolonged periods
- Excessive bleeding
- Painful sex
- Pressure in the abdominal area
- Bladder pressure
- Bowl pressure
It is important to know, however, that untreated fibroids can occasionally cause some serious health problems. Additionally if left untreated, fibroids can cause anemia due to excessive blood loss.
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Are Fibroids Common in Your 30s?
A woman’s chance of getting uterine fibroids increases as she ages, especially during her 30s and 40s through menopause. Fibroids can shrink after menopause. If you are in your 30s and trying to conceive and having difficulty, you may want to consult with your gynecologist. If diagnosed with uterine fibroids, our fibroid specialists can help you with a non-invasive treatment option called uterine fibroid embolization to shrink fibroids.
Can Fibroids Affect Your Chances of Getting Pregnant?
In most cases, uterine fibroids do not interfere with a woman’s ability to become pregnant, but they stop other women from becoming pregnant. However, some women experience complications during pregnancy or fertility challenges.
In many ways, uterine fibroids can affect fertility. Their effects include whether or not sperm and egg can meet and the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining, whether or not a pregnancy continues, whether the uterus changes shape, and how a baby grows and positions itself.
Can a woman with multiple fibroids conceive?
Most women looking to have a baby may not have any issues with getting pregnant. If uterine fibroids block the fallopian tubes or prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus, they can cause infertility. Because of reduced uterine space, large fibroids may also prevent a fetus from growing fully.
Regardless, fertility may be affected by uterine fibroids, especially submucosal fibroids. Although fibroids do not interfere with ovulation, submucosal fibroids can make conception and pregnancy difficult.
Can Uterine Fibroid Embolization Help Me Get Pregnant?
In the case of women with fibroids in the uterus who are interested in becoming mothers, UFE is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment option for women wanting to conceive. Instead of removing the uterus or fibroids surgically, UFE cuts off the blood supply to the fibroids to shrink them and manage them.
Is it possible to become pregnant after UFE? Many women who undergo uterine fibroid embolization have an increased chance of becoming pregnant the following year after the procedure.
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Schedule a UFE Consultation to Get Rid of Your Fibroids
If you are a young woman in your 30s and have fibroids and would like to get pregnant, then contact our fibroid specialists. USA Fibroid Centers understands that every woman needs to do what’s best for her body. We aim to give you the information and resources you need to live fibroid-free.
If you want to be fibroid-free, USA Fibroid Centers can be reached at 855.615.2555 or you can fill out our online scheduling form. We offer virtual doctor visits. You can schedule a telemedicine appointment with one of our fibroid specialists. We look forward to helping you with UFE.