thread: Fibroid in uterus

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Feb 2009

    Fibroid in uterus

    I just had my 12 week scan and was told I have a fibroid. It is approx. 6cm (which seems large to me). The specialist said it is not located in a position that should cause birthing problems but may cause abdominal pain when the baby gets bigger.

    Has anyone had a similar situation? I read an article which mentions increased chance of miscarriage and pre-term birth.

    Any advice would be great.

  2. #2

    Mar 2009

    Hi Leslie,

    I am not an expert and have no experience in this area... but I saw there were no replies and thought you might be needing some positive news.

    A friend of mine was diagnosed with fibroids recently. She got mixed advice on what it would mean for future pregnancies. The doctor who diagnosed them said they should be removed but the scar tissue could cause problems for future pregnancies.

    So, completely freaked out, she called her brother, who is a GP. He said there was no problem with fibroids and has he had lots of female patients with fibroids who had normal healthy pregnancies. He said the local doctor sounded like he was just trying to drum up extra business! So her brother told her if she wanted to get pregnant to just go for it.

    I hope that helps... or at least helps generate some informed replies.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    May 2008

    Hi Leslie!

    I was told I had a uterine fibroid when I was pregnant with DS. It was only 3cm from memory.
    Mine also was not in the way to cause any problems and I honestly had no pain or discomfort during pregnancy or birth (normal drug free VB)

    From what an OB told me your hormones whilst you are pregnant will cause the fibroid to increase in size and then once you have given birth and hormones levels go back to normal they usually shrink.

    DS is 10 months old and I havn't followed up on my fibroid but I am due for a pap smear in may so I will be asking my GP if I need to have an US to check on it or not!

    Hope this helps ease your mind as it sounds similar to my situation and I had no idea it was even there and forgot about it during my pregnancy! My son was born at 39weeks and 1 day so no pre term birth here!!

    Also if you would like more information then Google may answer any othe questions you may have!

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Aug 2006
    Perth, WA

    Yep...I too had a few fibroids (pre-, during and post-) pregnancy.

    They really don't cause that many fact, I had one Gyn. tell me the best thing I could do for my fibroids was get pregnant!

    I think about 30% of women have fibroids, most not even realising they have them as they are totally asymptomatic!

    Don't'll be fine!