Does Removing Fibroids Improve Fertility?
By Justin DiMateo
Fibroids are the most common benign tumor found in the uterus and may affect
fertility. They may develop within the uterine wall, or they may become attached.
Symptoms of fibroids may include increased menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and
frequent urination. Estrogen may stimulate the production of fibroids, as they
may begin to show up as women enter their 20s and may not go away until after
Possible risk factors for developing fibroids include being over-weight, never
giving birth and the presence of periods beginning before the age of 10. African-
American women tend to have fibroids more often than other women, while
heredity may also play a role in the development of fibroids.
Fertility may not be affected by fibroids that are within the uterine wall and do
not change the shape of the uterine cavity, or those that bulge outside of the
uterine wall. However, if fibroids change the shape of the Fibroids are best
detected and located using MRI. Hysterectomy and a saline-infusion sonography,
a procedure that includes an ultrasound following the placement of sterile water
in the uterine cavity, may also be effective. Ultrasound alone, though, may not be
Fibroids that bulge into the uterine cavity or are within the cavity may cause
miscarriage as well. Fibroids may thin out the lining and decrease blood flow to
the embryo if the fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall near a fibroid. Fibroids
may also cause inflammation that may inhibit development.
The good news is that fibroids may be removed . The size and place of the fibroid
tumor and the woman’s age play an important role in selecting the treatment
type to be utilized for fibroids. There is really no urgency to treat it as it vanishes
following menopause if the fibroid grows while you are in your menopause phase
( ages 43 to 45). Moreover, fibroids that are extremely tiny in size do not demand
attention or treatment. They ca