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Fibroids and Fertility

Fibroids only interfere with fertility if they bulge into, or are very near, the uterine cavity. If not, pregnancy is possible.

Fibroids within the Uterine Wall (intramural) Do Not Decrease Fertility

Title: Fibroids not encroaching the endometrial cavity and IVF success rate: a prospective study. Journal: Human Reproduction. 2011;26:834-9. Authors: Somigliana E, De Benedictis S, Vercellini P, Nicolosi AE, Benaglia L, Scarduelli C, Ragni G, Fedele L. Study from: Department of Obset/Gynecol-Fondazione Cà Granda, Milano, Italy. Problem: Other studies show that fibroids that bulge into the […]

Fibroids (leiomyomas) at routine second-trimester ultrasound examination and adverse obstetric outcomes.

Journal: Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Nov;116(5):1056-63. Authors: Stout MJ, Odibo AO, Graseck AS, Macones GA, Crane JP, Cahill AG. Study from: Washington University, St Louis, Missouri Problem: Numerous studies have been conducted to see if the presence of fibroids during pregnancy affects the outcome of the pregnancy or the health of the baby. Most of these […]

Pregnancy after Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Journal: Fertil Steril. 2010 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] Authors: Pisco JM, Duarte M, Bilhim T, Cirurgião F, Oliveira AG. Study from: Department of Radiology, St. Louis Hospital; New University of Lisbon, Portugal. Problem: The safety of pregnancy following embolization (UAE) is uncertain because there have been few publications examining this issue. Study: In […]

Uterine artery embolization for fibroids is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.

Women who get pregnant following UAE have higher risks of miscarriage and excessive bleeding after delivery.


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