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Pregnancy with Fibroids & Polyps

Fibroids usually do not affect pregnancy or cause any symptoms. Most of them are very small or are located in an area of the uterus where they don’t have any impact on pregnancy. Although most pregnant women don’t even know they have fibroids, between 10 percent and 30 percent of pregnant women actually do have them.

Fibroids can sometimes cause minor symptoms. Some fibroids grow on a stalk similar to a skin tag, and if they begin to twist, a pregnant woman may experience pelvic pain and light spotting.

Fibroids do not usually increase the risk of complications with a pregnancy. However, they slightly increase the risk of having a miscarriage or preterm labor. You’re considered to be in preterm labor if you have regular contractions and dilation of the cervix before the 37th week of pregnancy.

Uterine polyps can also cause an increased risk of miscarriage in women who are trying to get pregnant by in vitro fertilization (IVF). For this reason, the polyps are usually removed before embryo transfer.

Although it’s normal for fibroids to increase in size during pregnancy, they usually do not cause problems. If the fibroids become extremely large, however, they can cause some complications. If they grow into the birth canal, they can cause difficulties with labor such as obstructed labor, a stalled labor, or the need to have a cesarean section. If they grow into the uterus, they can force the baby into an unusual position which can cause fetal malpresentation. Normally the crown of the baby’s head should come out first during delivery. Anything other than that is considered a malpresentation.

Large fibroids may also cause postpartum hemorrhaging.

Comments (19)

I been told I may have a polyp in my uterus I'm 43 and five weeks pregnant I started to bleed on Sunday really heavily but haven't passed the fetus yet as far as I know I am still bleeding a little could the fetus still be there and growing

Hello - if you are bleeding you need to consult with a doctor immediately. Please call your doctor immediately if you are bleeding.

Hello, I am sorry to hear this. We are not doctors nor can we provide any medical guidance. But, I really encourage you to follow up with high risk maternal fetal specialist. They would be able to provide you the right treatment. Good luck. Bhavi

My question is a few .. need feed back or suggestion on this matter , she 4 weeks pregnant but didnt know she had this until she felt some pain n light bleeding , the baby is ok for now , but the question is can they remove the polyp before the miscarriage or can they remove it after she gives birth if the miscarrieged doesnt occur n will it effect the baby in either situation..

My wife is 3 months pregnant & we have found out that she has had this polyp the whole time. She has been bleeding on & off for the entire 3 months & the Dr. said that it can't be removed until after she gives birth, but we fear that it will cause complications or maybe a miscarriage. She constantly bleed heavy off and on and it's becoming frustrating. So far the baby is fine. Can some one help us understand this situation a little better?

i need to know im the father that is concern..

I found out i had a 6cm fibroid outside my uterus when i was 5 weeks pregnant. The doc and google scared me so much. I miscarried at 7 weeks. Not due to the fibroid but i really feel like stress from the possibilites and my own personal life. I just started Estrium a natural hormone detox to help shrink the fibroid. However i dont want it to affect my fertility since I am lucky enough to be fertile with no help. 1 slip up. Im 35. Anyone have any feedback on Estrium?

Hi,i also have fibriod wit my first child and now am pregnant wit my second wit also fibriod,my first delivery was normal and i hope to deliver normal dis time.just hope on God and evrything will work out fine.am 30weeks pregant.had bleeding at 4months but it later stopped,ever since is been going on fine,baby presenting cephalic and longitutional lie.am just relying on God and nothing else.best of luck to all mothers

I m forty-six years old, was diagnosed with pre-menopaused for almost eight years now, but was recently informed that a blood test came back postive for pregancy, have four growing fibroids and a few polyps. I was also typed a high risk pregancy, what are my changes that my baby will be born at full-term or healthy?

My daughter is preganate and her sonagram shows fibroids around the baby. What should our next move be she is 17 weeks.

Hello I'm 38 years old and I'm 11weeks pregnant first time I also have fibroids growing outside the uterus wall all I can say is lots of rest eat well n excersise carefully. As long as it's outside the uterine wall the baby is fine. Also have frequent visits and check ups with doctor to make sure her pregnancy is going normal. Good luck n bestvwishes

hi ,
I want to know the truth about herbal cleansing and it's effect on minimizing , or eliminating , polyps or fibroids. There is so much debate over whether natural remeidies work . Also , I've noticed on certain cites the heralding of surgery. I have a relative who is having a hard time getting pregnant and it appears to be due to fibroids . Please send me proven info re nutrition, herbal cleansing , and general supplements -e.g. vitamins - that are proven effective .
Thanks for your help

Hello me and my husband Jimmy have been together 7.5 years. Im 25 he is 31 and we have started planning for a baby. Well it has't been so easy, I have irregular periods, and had polyps in my uterus this past April. I had them removed everything is good. In July was my first real normal period, when after finishing me and my husband have been trying for a baby. I just start bleeding for about 2.5 weeks. I don't know what to think or do. I just have people asking if I pregnant already. This will be our first baby so I don't know what to expect. But I will keep trying and enjoy what I can with this experience. I just feel better I can talk about this experience.

just want to know the effects of polyps and fibroids

I am 38 years old. I had my tubes tied 12 years ago. I had surgery to shrink my fibroids 3 years ago. Recently I have movement in my stomach like a fetus is moving. I had a pregnacy test done urine, and blood both negative. My breast also feel strange. What is going on. I have no pain!!

My wife was 8 weeks pregnant, with intramural myoma, was noted in the lower anterior uterine segment and to the left midline. Previous ultrasound showed that her cervix was slighly open and advised to bed rest for 2 weeks. The new ultrasound shows the slight increase of the myoma. We are worried about her situation because it might block the passage of the baby during labor.

I did searching on the internet for alternative and natural way of reducing or treating it.
- Is there any way to prevent the growth of myoma with out compromising our baby? Is there any natural food, fruits veges..etc.. that will make myoma disappear?
-Is Increase in progeterone level will hault the growth of myoma?
-can myoma affects the development of our baby?

Please help us Claire...This is our first baby and I don't want our baby be delivered prematurely.

Thanks a lot...We're waiting for your reply..

My wife was 8 weeks pregnant, with intramural myoma, was noted in the lower anterior uterine segment and to the left midline. Previous ultrasound showed that her cervix was slighly open and advised to bed rest for 2 weeks. The new ultrasound shows the slight increase of the myoma. We are worried about her situation because it might block the passage of the baby during labor.

I did searching on the internet for alternative and natural way of reducing or treating it.
- Is there any way to prevent to growth of myoma with out compromising our baby?
-can increase in progeterone level will hault the growth of myoma?
-can myoma affects the development of our baby?

Please help us Claire...This is our first baby and I don't want our baby be delivered prematurely.

Thanks a lot...We're waiting for your reply..

is there someone i chat with with my concerns

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