Fibroids during Pregnancy
- Created: March 24, 2010
- by: admin
Pregnant and have fibroids? Read on to find out more about how fibroids may or may not affect your pregnancy.
I am 4 months pregnant but am also experiencing some bothersome symptoms related to fibroids. Is it suggested that I surgically treat the fibroids before I give birth to avoid further complications?
Unfortunately, fibroids cannot be removed during pregnancy because of the risk of injury to the uterus and hemorrhage. Treatment is often limited to pain medication and medication to prevent premature labor, if necessary.
Most pregnant women who have fibroids will not experience any complications with their pregnancy. During pregnancy, there is usually an increase in the size of the fibroid due to increased hormone flow. Additionally, some of the complications that may arise include: obstructed labor, postpartum hemorrhaging, stalled labor, and forcing the fetus into an unusual position. Your physician will keep close watch to monitor and prevent the occurrence of most of these complications. Still, in approximately 75% of cases, there are no problems as a result of fibroids.
In the majority of cases, the symptoms are inconvenient and unpleasant, but do not result in health problems. Some of the more common minor symptoms pregnant women do experience are pelvic pain and light spotting. Additional symptoms include: pelvic pain or pressure, constipation, back pain, pain during intercourse and pain in the back of the legs.
If you would like to learn more about fibroids and pregnancy, you may give the Fibroid Treatment Collective a call at 866-362-6463 and a qualified health professional will be available to answer all of your standing questions. You will also have the opportunity to schedule an in-office consultation with Dr. Bruce McLucas so that he can better access your individual health condition or answer any additional questions that you may have.
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