Anyone have fibroids? Have u been able to get pregnant? Have you had them removed?
I had them and had to have surgery to have it removed, it was really large though, about the size of a grapefruit. My older sister had them and successfully got pregnant. She did end up having it removed a few years later when it became unbearable. My twin sister is also struggling with fibroids at the moment. Her's are inside her uterus (mine were in my uterus lining), and her doc told her that it would be impossible for her to get pregnant without miscarrying at the state hers are in. She's going to start some injections that are supposed to shrink them. She'll probably end up having surgery to have them removed as well though.
I'm worried about fibroids also. My grandmother had one the size of a grapefruit removed while having her appendix removed a year later at the age of 40 she gave birth to my mom. After many years of painful periods my mom had a fibroid removed the size of a baseball. she had two children.
Hi. I experienced a pregnancy with a large fibroid. I had it before I was pregnant. My Dr.'s decided to leave it in. At the time (1999) they thought it would be more of a risk to remove it (possibe hysterectomy.) It was 9cm before I was pregnant. It grew to 19cm x 16 cm during my pregnancy. To make a very long story short, it was a very painful pregnancy but the end result was all I could have ever hoped for. I delivered a healthy 7 lb 11 oz 22.75" baby girl at 37 weeks. I had a myomectomy when she was 10 weeks old.
What type of fibroid do you have? Submucous, intramuscular, subserous, pedunculated? That makes a big difference in whether it will affect your chances of pregnancy.
I was 24 when they discovered a uterine fibroid the size of a tennis ball (it was the intramuscular type, in the uterine wall). I was 27 when DH and I started trying for a baby....nothing happened for a year. We went to a fertility specialist who also found that I had high FSH. He wasn't sure whether it was the FSH level or my fibroid that was causing the infertility. I took injectables and got pregnant on the first try. During my pregnancy, my fibroid grew to the size of a canteloupe!! (fibroids definitely grow during pregnancy) I looked like I was having twins! It is definitely not advisable to try removing the fibroid during pregnancy. The oddest thing was being able to feel my fibroid hanging out next to my baby throughout the pregnancy -- the fibroid was big, hard, and round. It was visible too, and made my belly look misshapen!
At 32 weeks, I went into preterm labor (I guess my body thought I was ready to deliver since my uterus was so huge, with the fibroid and baby), so I took terbutaline to stave off the contractions. It made me jittery, but it did the job. I took the terbulatine until the night before my planned c-section at 38 weeks. They couldn't remove the fibroid during the c-section because the uterus is too vascular during delivery and I would've bled to death. I needed a C-section because A) the fibroid was so huge, B) its presence prevented my son from turning to the head-down position, so he was breech.
After delivery, I had a lot of abdominal pain and some nasty discharge. Turns out the fibroid was degenerating in my uterus due to the postnatal reduction in blood flow. So I had a myomectomy (surgical removal of fibroid through abdomen, requiring general anesthesia) at 3 months post-partum. I've been fibroid-free ever since! I had my daughter 19 months after my son. Both kids are 100% healthy.
PM me if you have any questions! Having fibroids can definitely add to the stress level when contemplating pregnancy, but it is still definitely possible to have healthy babies! Good luck!
In 2003 I became pregnant and went for my first ultrasound where the dr. found I had a decent size fibroid, but advised me to wait until I had the baby to take it out. I miscarried at 14 weeks and had a myomectomy one week after the miscarriage. My fibroid had grown to the size of a softball. Once they removed it, I felt better than I had in years. The following October I became pregnant again and delivered a healthy big boy in June. I was still having some problems with small fibroids, so I got an iud in Jan. of '06. My periods are now much lighter and I have a lot less cramping. Fibroids can be total hell. I believe I had them for about 10 years before the miscarriage. I forgot to state that while I was pregnant with my baby boy the dr. did see another fibroid in the ultrasound, but we kept an eye on it and it didn't give me any problems at all. So just because you find a fibroid while you're pregnant, you won't always have pain or a miscarriage, but it does happen sometimes.
I've got fibroids and endo. I'm having a hysterectomy, they won't operate on the fibroids as they are intramural (inside the wall of the womb). I don't want children so it's no big shakes for me I would rather have my life back, it's been very debilitating and painful.
Try googling, I have a lot of links to sites containing various information regarding treatments, but would rather not post the links as most of them contain images that may cause distress to other members.
Good luck hun, I hope you find the treatment that's right for you.