Fibriods And Pregnancy

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jesca - July 8

I am 31 years old and do want kids. I was diagnosed with 3 fibriods 5 years ago. My last u/s showed that the biggest was the size of a 6 month foetus and that I should have surgery because of all the complications I could have in pregnancy. I have never had any pain irregular or heavy bleeding. I have back pain but my dr thinks it has nothing to do with the fibriods. I want babies and I really don't know what to do

 

FinallyPreggers - July 8

jesca, I was 33 when they found my fibroid. 8 inches at the time (my uterus measured 15 weeks pregnant). I didn't know anything was wrong (my doctor blames my heavy irregular periods on it). My OB said it was biggish, but he recommended we ttc when we were ready and if there were problems with ttc, we'd deal with it then. It took us 6 months (seemed like forever, but reading other's stories, it really isn't that long). I'm 20.5 weeks now and have been in the hospital once so far because of the fibroid and have had a rather complicated pregnancy because of it (well, they found another small one - almost 3 inches and the first has grown to 12 inches - that was 7 weeks ago. I'll find out in 4 more how big they are now). If the baby implants close to the fibroid, that's a big problem and can cause a m/c. Mine is ok for that. The fibroids started pushing on things at 13 weeks causing me so much pain that I had to be in the hospital on painkillers followed by two weeks of bed rest. Fibroids can also degenerate causing pain. Any kind of pain like that can lead to a m/c. Now I'm measuring about 36 weeks and am only 20.5. EVERYTHING hurts. I'm starting physiotherapy tomorrow. Baby could be small if it can't fight with the fibroids - it needs to take up as much space as it can. I've already said I won't go through this again. We've had some discussions about removing the fibroids if we want a second, but the OB says that can hurt the chances of becoming pregnant. Yours is so big, so maybe just having it can lower your chances? But I'd guess you'd have similar complications to me if you kept them - but maybe worse if you do get pregnant with them. I've heard from moms of triplets that once the uterus gets to the size of 40 weeks it thinks it is time to deliver. If this is the case, we run the risk of delivering early, so I expect more bed rest :(. I am glad we did it this way, so we'll have one. I don't know what we'll do if we want another. So the only recommendation I can give you is to talk to the doctor and go over exactly what he thinks could happen ttc with fibroids and with them removed and being pregnant with and without the fibroids (having the surgery could mean a guaranteed c-secion for instance). Also, there is no guarantee the fibroids won't grow back after they are removed. There is a pregnancy after myomectomy board in pregnancy complications with women who are ttc, pregnant or had babies after fibroid removal. They are most helpful and could tell you more about what you could expect. Good luck!

 

mismissy69 - July 8

hello, I also have a history of fibroids. I had a myomectomy done in 2004 to remove one the size of a grapefruit. I never thought I could get pregnant because of my female problems and low & behold I discovered 3 weeks ago I was. Unfortunately im having some complications right now but im going for a second opinion. Ifeel that my Dr is rushing things, but I just wanted to let you know it is possible. I completely wrote off the possibility of having kids so im living proof

 

FinallyPreggers - July 8

mismissy69, CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's so good to hear of success stories! If you wouldn't mind, could you please tell us what kind of complications? I'm just wondering if they are related to the fibroids or the myomectomy. I spotted from 6 to 8 or 9 weeks. Their only guess was because of the fibroids. Have any fibroids returned since 2004? Congratulations again! I hope you have a nice healthy 40 weeks!

 

mismissy69 - July 8

thank you FinallyPreggers I just posted a topic t_tled someone help me please which will tell you all that im going through please read it if you have time. Your input would be greatly appreciated

 

hopeful4ababy - July 10

I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with a 8 cm fibroid last October. I never had any severe problems from it other that pressure on my bladder. My husband and I don't have any children yet and we do want to have a baby. The doctor wanted me to take Lupron to shrink the fibroid and then have surgery to remove it. We're just not willing to take that risk. A complication with the surgery could cause them to remove my uterus. I have chosen to take the Lupron for 3 months and then try to become pregnant. Has anyone else ever taken Lupron for fibroids and then tried to get pregnant?

 

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