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    Are fibroids harmful during pregnancy and delivery?

    Worried about fibroids being a danger to your pregnancy & delivery of a baby? Get quick advice to know if any precautions need to be taken.

    I have a 9.5cm×9cm fibroid in the right posterior wall of the uterus. I had this fibroid before pregnancy. However, the size increased after pregnancy. Till now, the fibroid has never harmed me. It never gave any problem as of now. I am 21 weeks pregnant. Will this fibroid keep growing till the time of delivery? Will it be a problem at the time of delivery?
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  • A fibroid is a mass of compacted muscle and fibrous tissue that grows on the wall of the uterus. It can be as small as a pea or as large as a grapefruit. 50 to 80 per cent of women will have these fibroids.
    Fibroids usually develop prior to pregnancy. Many women don't know they have one until they undergo an ultrasound. Sometimes the fibroid is discovered during a pelvic exam. If it is prior to pregnancy that you have fibroids your doctor should advise you whether their size or position could cause problems
    Painful fibroids are usually treated with bed rest, ice packs, and medication if required. Your doctor will recommend the treatment that's safest for you. Symptoms usually subside within a few days.
    Fibroids sometimes grow larger during pregnancy. For reasons that are not well understood, a fibroid may also get smaller during pregnancy. Your doctor may recommend ultrasound examinations to see whether your fibroid is growing or likely to cause complications.

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  • Fibroid formation in the uterus is a very common phenomenon in the ladies and most of the times these are benign type. The problem comes when a particular fibroid starts increasing in size and presses the uterus walls and can even cause back pain or other symptoms like that. In that case the advice of a doctor is required.

    At the time of pregnancy the place where fibroid is grown or its size are some important factors which help the doctor to decide for the remedial measure. For this the doctor may ask to have some ultrasound tests and other associated pathological tests.

    Many times these fibroids increase in size without much external symptoms or signs and suddenly burst and create life threatening situations. In such situation, controlling the bleeding becomes a challenging task even for the doctors. The patient starts losing blood and the haemoglobin level goes down to alarming levels. So it is advisable to consult the doctors for any such occurrences of fibroids in the uterus especially at the time of the pregnancy.

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  • Almost all adult women have fibroids in their uterus. In the majority of the cases, the fibroid is harmless and does not create any complication during childbirth. Most of the women are not aware of the presence of fibroids in their uterus. But, some of the fibroids may get enlarged during pregnancy and burst at the time of birth of the baby causing rapid loss of blood.

    Please take the advice of a qualified gynecologist on this issue and follow his/her professional advice. I hope that there would be no cause of worry at the time of delivery.

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  • Presence of fibroid inside the uterus really difficult to be ascertained unless the lady goes for the ultra - sound test or for the pelvic examination being conducted by the gynaecologist.
    As you have indicated that there has been some growth of this fibroid as of now causing you panic for such an abnormal growth. However, you need not worry unnecessarily on this account since such fibroid located in uterus are of non - cancerous in nature.
    Pep - smear test is normally conducted by a gynaecologist when a tiny flesh is detached from the ovary and is subjected to different tests for ascertaining the type of cancerous lump or otherwise. This being a simple test and a less time consuming procedure, you may have a consultation of a premiur hospital offering you of such a facility. Result will be available within a few days.
    Since you are on the stage of pregnancy, you should have undergone for some natal check - ups and you may also apprise of your doctor regarding the growth of the fibroid. The doctor would take care of the health of the baby inside the womb including the appropriate diagnosis of fibroid. If this is non - cancerous one, a little medication will be enough to control the case.

  • This fibroid is one of the general tumours that the uterus could have, it's not cancerous. It has been there for some time, and didn't give any hint. It's called asymptomatic fibroid, and by chance spotted. Meet any gynecologist doctor for further explanation of fibroids you have. Fibroids can also be shrink by naturally and there is no need of any surgery and any medicines.
    Eat organic foods instead junk foods to cure fibroids as fast as possible.
    Get the fibroids out of the way, and restart the process of pregnancy all over again. This is quite common thing to happen.
    This doesn't intrude with the growth of the baby, well-being, and infrequently interferes with the time and mode of delivery.

  • Fibroids are uterine tumors but they are not as harmful as people think. It is very common for women to have fibroids during pregnancy but it will not affect the pregnancy process, embryo growth, or delivery process. In general, there are three types -
    Submucous fibroids: They are inside the uterus sac.
    Intramural fibroids: These are the most common that occur on the wall of the uterus.
    Subserosal fibroids: They are outside the wall of the uterus and grow outward.

    During treatment of this problem, keep certain things in mind -
    Seek medical advice from time to time.
    Keep your lifestyle right, wake up and sleep on time is a must.
    Take special care of food, green vegetables.
    Do not eat spicy food and junk food.
    Do not lift too heavy items.
    Do some exercises and yoga etc. as per the doctor's advice.

  • Fibroids are the most common noncancerous tumors that develop in the uterus. It is estimated that 70 to 80 percent of women will develop fibroids in their lifetime however, everyone need not require treatment. Generally, fibroid are benign or non cancerous in nature. Cancerous fibroids are very rare. Its size varies from pea nut to watermelon. Even if, fibroids grow that large, we need treatment to provide relief. Fibroids usually develop prior to pregnancy, though many women don't know about it until they have an ultrasound. Most women don't experience pregnancy complications because of it.
    There are different type of fibroid found which development depends on its location in uterus -
    1. Intramural fibroid - Intramural fibroids are the common type of fibroid. It appear within the muscular wall of the uterus.
    2. Subserosal fibroids -It develop a stem, a slender base that supports the tumor.
    3.Submucosal fibroid- It develop in the middle muscle layer, or myometrium of uterus.
    Rarely it creates big problem then we should consult from gynaecologist. Moreover, we should maintain disciplined life along with health diet.

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