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Fibroids and Polyps

Fibroids and polyps are benign growths in the uterus that may cause infertility or recurrent miscarriage.

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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.

Most fibroids are harmless, and many women never experience any symptoms from them. It is important that women visit their doctor for a proper diagnosis of fibroids.

Fibroids and polyps are often discovered during a pelvic exam. To confirm the diagnosis, the doctor may ask you to have a trans-vaginal or pelvic ultrasound, an MRI, or an endometrial biopsy. Among treatments for fibroids and polyps is hysterectomy, embolization, or hormone therapy.

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How Are Fibroids Diagnosed and Treated?

Dr. Jenna McCarthy, a fertility doctor with South Florida Institute of Reproductive Medicine, explains what fibroids are and how they are diagnosed and treated.

Do Fibroids Cause Infertility?

Fibroids can cause infertility, Dr. Jenna McCarthy of South Florida Institute of Reproductive Medicine explains. It depends on their size, where they are located, and whether they are changing the shape of the uterine cavity.