(Closed) Fibroids and TTC… Can it be done???

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
848 posts
Busy bee

MrsNino:  I would relax if I were you.  Location of the fibroid is extremely important when talking about getting pregnant. If your fibroid is subserosal (kind of extending outward from the body of the uterus) it’s not that serious.  If the fibroid is submucosal (thats in the endometrial lining where the baby would attach), that’s a whole different story. They can also just be within the muscle of the uterus. It all depends where it is.  fibroids also get bigger with pregnancy due to hormone changes so it will get larger.  But If it is subserosal, for instance, it most likely won’t affect much and you’re just taking as long as a “normal” couple to conceive. Maybe start by asking your doctor where the fibroid was seen actually and how the location affects anything before freaking out 🙂

Post # 3
848 posts
Busy bee

MrsNino:  I’ve seen someone with an approximately 8 inch fibroid and pregnant (obviously theres the possibility of it being slightly more high risk for the baby) so 3 inches is completely not telling you you’ll never conceive. Again, just depends on location.

Post # 4
4160 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I never knew I had fibroids until this current pregnancy.  I also have PCOS. My biggest fibroid measured at 2cmx2cmx3cm.  My OBGYN is not worried about it whatsoever, and I’m not sure if that was the cause of taking so long to get pregnant.  We took 3 years before my first pregnancy, another 1.5 for the next one (both ended in losses) and another year before my current pregnancy.  I’m currently 16 weeks now.  And I’m 29 (30 in July) and I also have a tilted uterus.  So obviously I’m proof you can still get pregnant with all these things working against you.  Good luck!

Post # 8
848 posts
Busy bee

MrsNino:  all fibroids are INSIDE the uterus 🙂  INSIDE THE ENDOMETRIUM is where it would be difficult to conceive. If your doc doesn’t want to give you an actual answer, you could get the report and it should say either subserosal, intramural, or submucosal.  Submucosal is inside the endometrium.

Post # 9
2346 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

MrsNino:  You can also see if your doc will do a saline hysterogram to determine the type and impact of the fibroids. I have several and none of my doctors or REs seemed concerned at all. Especially since the saline hysterogram  showed it was subserosal. FWIW I got pregnant twice (once with twins) after fertility treatment (to treat an unrelated issue) with the fibroids present.

Personally, I’d be more afraid of the potential risk of surgery than the fibroids themselves. Good luck and hang in there, definitely too soon to start panicking.

Post # 10
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

My doctor said that they are super common and often an incidental finding during imaging.  Mine is small (less than an inch) and was found during an u/s after my ovary felt slightly enlarged during a routine pelvic exam.  I found out i was pregnant 10 days after we started NTNP, was 36 at time of delivery and had a healthy baby.  

I would be worried about surgery causing scar tissue or adhesions.  I’m not sure how much of an incision is used for the surgery, but you’d likely have to wait a bit after surgery to ttc to let the uterus heal.

Post # 12
102 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I was diagnosised with 2 small fibroids (about an inch each) 3+ years ago.  They caused me some pain but I REALLY didnt want to do surgery so I used the BCP to minimize periods which helped. I was supposed to have them rechecked but never got around to it. TTC wasnt on the forefront of mind during those 3 years.

After dealing with an abnormal pap and treatment for precancerous cells on my cervix SO and I decided the time is NOW.  We threw away the birth control sometime around November of last year and started NTNP. Within 2 cycles I got a BFP! I thought TTC would take forever due to the fibroids.

At my dating ultrasound they discovered the 2 fibroids had grown together and become one large fibroid (about 2.5″). I definetly have more pain/cramping this pregnancy than I did with my daughter but that could be because I am 7 years older or I have just forgotten what its like to be pregnant.

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