If you have fibroids, you may still be able to get pregnant. Many women who have fibroids get pregnant. Advances in treatments for fibroids and for infertility have greatly improved the chances for a woman to conceive. If you have fibroids and wish to become pregnant, it is wise to consult with a knowledgeable Doctor about the location of the fibroids and possible related problems with pregnancy or growth of a baby in the womb.
What is Fibroid?
Fibroid? Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. Fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibromas, are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus.
Fibroids and Fertility:
The size and location of a fibroid determines whether it will affect your fertility. There are four types of fibroids, intramural (that grow within the uterine wall), submucosal (that grow under the lining of the uterine cavity), subserosal (that grow on the outer uterine wall) and pedunculated (that grow on a stalk either inside or outside of the uterus).
Although intramural fibroids, subserosal, and pedunculated fibroids may cause pain and discomfort, they generally do not affect fertility. However, if a fibroid is inside the uterine cavity (submucosal) or is larger than 6 cm in diameter, then it may impede conception by up to 70%.
The following are ways that uterine fibroids may impact fertility:
- They can change the shape of the cervix affecting how many sperm can enter the uterus.
- They can change the shape of the uterus interfering with the movement of the sperm or embryo.
- They can block fallopian tubes.
- They can impact the size of the lining of the uterine cavity.
- They can affect the amount blood flow to the uterine cavity thereby decreasing the ability of an embryo to implant itself to the uterine wall or develop
And because of all this reason,it hampers women to conceive.
Symptoms of Fibroid:
- Prolonged and Excessive bleeding
- Painful Intercourse
- Lower Back Pain
- Miss carriage
- Leg Pain
- Non Menstrual Pain
- Abdomainal Swelling
Note:- If a fibroid protrudes into the uterine cavity, it may cause an erosion of the endometrial lining and produce irregular or continuous bleeding (menomettrorhagia). If you are trying to conceive and are experiencing an irregular menstrual cycle or excessive bleeding, you should schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at the Fertility Institute so that we can help ensure your healthy delivery. We can easily identify a large fibroid by a simple bi-manual vaginal examination or transvaginal ultrasound. Furthermore, if a fibroid appears to be impinging on the endometrial cavity, we can insert a hysteroscopy (a telescope like instrument) into your uterine cavity to determine whether the fibroid is intramural and submucosal.
It is best to consult with a fertility specialist(Gaudium IVFCentre) to determine if your fibroids are hampering your ability to conceive.
Gaudium IVF have done lots of such successful cases with healthy child.
For consultation, visit:
Gaudium IVF West Delhi Centre
A-41, Chander Nagar, Janakpuri West
(Near Janakpuri West Metro Station)
New Delhi – 110 058 (India)
Contact: +91-11-48 85 85 85