7 Cm Fibroid And Pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    I am 6 weeks pregnant and have some lower left abdominal pain because of fibroids. Is it dangerous?
    My ultrasound shows 3 big 7-9 cm fibroids in my lower uterus, left and right side. I had no pain before but since three days I experience some pain in left side.No back pain or bleeding is there. I am very much worried that I should not have a miscarriage. Is my baby is growing? This is my first pregnancy and I am 29 years old.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi, I'm 27 years old and I have same situation like you. I have many ( around 30) different size fibroids inside my uterus and I'm 29 weeks pregnant. My fibroids are as big as size of 20 weeks pregnancy. I'm already huge.
      I had no pain during my pregnancy but i had some bleeding when I was 12 weeks pregnant, I had a surgery in 2005 to remove fibroids and now I have pain on the previous stitch. Other then that I don't have serious problem.
      I think your situation is much better then mine. I think you need to take rest and follow doctor's advice. Don't do any hard work. take a lot of vegetables, fruits and nutritious food. take folic acid, calcium and vitamin supplement. If you do these your baby wont have any vitamin deficiency.
      I believe you will be alright.
      I wish you all the best. Take care.

  2. QUESTION:
    I am 12 wks pregnant and my dr. says I have a 9 cm fundal fibroid. Anyone had this and had a normal pregnancy?
    The fundal fibroid apparently means that it's at the top of the uterus. So far, my dr says it is not pressing down on the uterus, so it's not affecting the baby, but I'm worried that it will get bigger as the pregnancy progresses, as it feeds off of estrogen and other pg hormones. Anyone had this and went on to have a successful pregnancy?? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I have fibroids and two pregnancies. They found the fibroids when I was pregnant with my first.

      Both my boys were born healthy (7.5 pounds) and I had normal pregnancies, labors and deliveries.

      I now have a teenager and a pre-teen. I'd say I had successful pregnancies. Ask me in another ten years whether the parenting style ultimately worked out...

  3. QUESTION:
    fibroid and ovarian cyst, need advice really bad please help me!!!!?
    Hello everyone, I am 25 years old female mommy of 2 beautiful daughters ages 7 and 9 1/2 years old. I have been battling an Ovarian cyst after a late miscarriage back in November 2009. I delivered a tiny baby angel girl who spread her wings at 21 weeks gestation. After this birth in November of 2009 I got on Depo Provera to give my body,mind and heart time to heal before trying again. I received 1 depo shot November 19th 2009 and never went back for another one because i know it takes time for your body to regulate. long story short I went for my postpartum check up and everything looked fine. I needed an annual and follow up in May 2010 and an ultrasound detected an ovarian cyst 2cm, my gyno wanted to follow up on the cyst because it was on both sides of my ovaries. One on the left and one on the right. as time went on i noticed i wasn't conceiving at all and we tried several times. she told me to give the depo some time to leave my system, my periods are always on time and i get them 5 days a week so I'm pretty much normal on my cycles and have been since i was on the depo. 23 months later since my late miscarriage with no success of a pregnancy, It has shown that my cyst is only on the right side now and measure 5 cm large with another 3 cm one right on top of it, also a 2 cm fibroid was found today on the lining of my uterus. My doctor is not taking appropriate actions and i am concerned that I am now infertile and unable to conceive. since the loss of my daughter which was nearly 2 years ago, i am now more devastated then ever knowing i may not have an opportunity to conceive again, my former husband has left me for another women who is now carrying his healthy baby inside her womb and I am so crushed. I wanted one more child more then anything but all these new cyst and fibroid are crushing my dream. can someone please give me advice on what I should do?? i think its time to get a new doctor but that takes time to transfer. Could i be infertile? are these things operable or curable? I need some sort of closure to help ease my mind please help.

    • ANSWER:
      after my first child we immediately started trying for a 2nd. Months went by, then at a year and a half of trying we finally went to my doctor and was prescribed Clomid (ovulation booster).

      After 2 months of taking it i became pregnant with twins. I had a c-section and during it they found a fibroid on my left ovary, they said that it was the reason i had trouble conceiving. I was only ovulating every other month and if you miss that "magic" 24 hours I would have to wait another 2 months until it was possible again.

      So to answer your question, yes. cysts and fibroid can cause you to not ovulate and it's a possibly reason you can't conceive. I know they removed mine so it's possible. I would get a 2nd opinion from a different doctor who will actually help you.

  4. QUESTION:
    fibroid and ovarian cyst, need advice really bad please help me!!!!?
    Hello everyone, I am 25 years old female mommy of 2 beautiful daughters ages 7 and 9 1/2 years old. I have been battling an Ovarian cyst after a late miscarriage back in November 2009. I delivered a tiny baby angel girl who spread her wings at 21 weeks gestation. After this birth in November of 2009 I got on Depo Provera to give my body,mind and heart time to heal before trying again. I received 1 depo shot November 19th 2009 and never went back for another one because i know it takes time for your body to regulate. long story short I went for my postpartum check up and everything looked fine. I needed an annual and follow up in May 2010 and an ultrasound detected an ovarian cyst 2cm, my gyno wanted to follow up on the cyst because it was on both sides of my ovaries. One on the left and one on the right. as time went on i noticed i wasn't conceiving at all and we tried several times. she told me to give the depo some time to leave my system, my periods are always on time and i get them 5 days a week so I'm pretty much normal on my cycles and have been since i was on the depo. 23 months later since my late miscarriage with no success of a pregnancy, It has shown that my cyst is only on the right side now and measure 5 cm large with another 3 cm one right on top of it, also a 2 cm fibroid was found today on the lining of my uterus. My doctor is not taking appropriate actions and i am concerned that I am now infertile and unable to conceive. since the loss of my daughter which was nearly 2 years ago, i am now more devastated then ever knowing i may not have an opportunity to conceive again, my former husband has left me for another women who is now carrying his healthy baby inside her womb and I am so crushed. I wanted one more child more then anything but all these new cyst and fibroid are crushing my dream. can someone please give me advice on what I should do?? i think its time to get a new doctor but that takes time to transfer. Could i be infertile? are these things operable or curable? I need some sort of closure to help ease my mind please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Firstly, fibroids are very common and usually benign. I have a fibroid that's 6cm big, and it didn't hinder my conception at all. I also have a 3cm large fibroid right under the placenta (currently in my third trimester). The only issue with them is that they grew during pregnancy, and the doctors are watching them both carefully to see that they don't steal nutrients from the baby, or become a problem during labour. Basically an ultrasound every month or so, to see how it is going. Unless your fibroid is blocking a tube or your cervix, or your doctor has indicated that it will be a problem, don't worry about it. You probably went through two pregnancies with it in your uterus already. Doctors prefer to not operate on fibroids unless they are either definitely interfering with conception or if you have finished having all the children you want. Fibroid surgery can often cause scarring, which can be worse than the fibroid itself. They can also regrow, so removing them isn't of much use.

      As for the cysts, I assume your doctor isn't worried about them as you are young and already have children. If they are not interfering with ovulation (ie: your periods are regular and you are ovulating on time), then they are not an issue. Do you know if you ovulate on your own? Have you tried using Ovulation Predictor Kits?

      If you feel your doctor isn't giving you the care you want or need, it's time to find a different doctor. You need a doctor who is on your side and wants to help you achieve your dreams. They should listen to what you say and answer your questions thoroughly. Are you even trying to conceive right now? Or are you worrying about what the future might bring should you decide to try for another child?

      I'm sorry your husband left you, and I'm sorry that you are so broken up about this. But you need to be your strongest advocate. Nobody else is going to fight for you. If you want this, you have to step up and ask for treatment. You have to educate yourself so you know what you are fighting for. Good luck!

  5. QUESTION:
    week 6 no embryo..ultrasound through fibroid (myoma)--can that make it harder to see? Please help!?
    Hi,
    I am desperate for an answer on this one. I had one successful pregnancy and two miscarriages--the embryo failed to develop. It was just an empty sac. Now I am in the 7th week.

    At 6 weeks and 2 days (4 weeks and 2 past known ovulation date), I had my first U/S. The doctor saw the embryonic sac but nothing in it. The sac was also small for the date--5 days smaller. He thinks I may be off on my ovulation date but I chart and know for sure that I am not.

    I also have a large (6x6 cm) fibroid near the cervix. The U/S has to go through the fibroid. When I saw the sac image on the screen, it looked clear to me. But is it possible that the fibroid makes the embryo impossible to see yet? I have never heard about this before--only that a retroverted uterus can affect when the embryo and heart beat can be seen. I know that in the 7th week, the embryo should be seen and usually the heartbeat, too. I am sick with worry over this as I don't know how to faced another miscarriage. Help?

    • ANSWER:
      i hope this isn't the case for you.
      i hope it is hust hard to see
      was your doc the on who did the u/s you coulld ask to be referred to radioligy...
      have them try for a belly u/s (they put the probe on your belly, or vaginally??) have both types done by radioligist.
      but docss, and radioligsts rarely make mistakes, they are very careful when the give the sad news about a pregnancy that has ended or didn't grow right they are very careful before they say i'm sorry.
      good luck and god bless

  6. QUESTION:
    pregnancy/C-Section after myometcomy?
    I had an 11 cm fibroid tumor removed through an abdominal myomectomy on 4/22/08. It has been now almost a yr and a half. I knew going into a pregnancy that because the uterine wall had surgery (and possibly pieces removed with the fibroid) that I could never going into labor and would require a c-sec. I knew this would be done to prevent a uterine rupture. Now as I'm getting closer to my actual due date of 8/22 to prevent a possible rupture they have moved the c-sec date from 8/16 to 8/5 with an amnio on 8/4 to check for fetal lung development.
    Honestly I knew all this going in so I shouldn't be so shocked. But I feel so worried about everything like I'm going to just die on the table! Or that my uterus is going to rupture before I can get to the hospital and I'll die! I don't know any other women that have been through this. I guess more than advice I'm just trying to see that there are other women like me who have gone thru this. BTW my abdominal scar is a vertical one (up and down) not the pretty tiny low c-sec cuts everyone gets. I'm afraid of the dr going over it!

    • ANSWER:
      I've never had a myomectomy, but I've had more than one c-section. My second child was born 2 years and 7 months after my first. My doctor let me try a VBAC since my uterus had healed enough and I wasn't facing the same complications as the first time around.

      I was EXTREMELY panicked toward the end of the pregnancy. There was one particular Ob/Gyn in the same office who actually tried to convice me that I was going to die if I went into labor. (I will never seek services from that one again.)

      I had contractions 15 minutes apart for a week before my second c-section. My labor never progressed, really, and my son was born 3 days late. I survived the surgery and so did my uterus.

      As of now, I am planning on having another baby someday. I know that I'll have to have a c-section the next time around, but my doctor is completely supportive.

      Just try to stay calm...There are many women out there who have had uterine surgeries and excellent outcomes with c-section deliveries afterward.

      Congratulations. Enjoy your little one when he/she arrives.

  7. QUESTION:
    Could it be ovarian cancer?
    I had a baby when I was 26 years old, it was an emergency c-section for fetal distress. After the c-section I couldn't stop bleeding and after 5 months my doctor did a d&c to clean out my uterus. After that I had a bad pap smear and had to have bad cells removed for mild displaysia. After that my pap came back normal. I then had a iud put in and it fell out. So I got off birth control and became pregnant again. I began bleeding 4 weeks into the pregnancy and at 13 weeks I miscarried, my placenta had a tear in it and it did not form completely. A d&c was perfomed. 7 months later I became pregnant again and gave birth at the end of Jan. this year. I bled a little after a repeat c-section, but 4 weeks after giving birth I started hurting on my right side. My doctor said I had over done it and it would go away. So I had the essure procedure done. It has been almost 6 weeks since I had essure done and I have not stopped bleeding since. I went to the doctor last Friday because this right side is still bothering me and they did an ultrasound and said I had a cyst on my right ovary that measured 4.3 cm. I got up Monday morning and was gushing blood and hurting so bad I couldn't walk. I called the doctor and they admitted me into the hospital. They did another ultrasound and he said it appeared the cyst had ruptured, because it was now at 1.7 cm and there was fluid behind my uterus. He said that I had a fibroid tumor in my uterus also. He said the bleeding should stop. Well it hasn't and I am still hurting on this right side. It is bright red blood. I am having hot flashes at night, and I am only 29 years old and not going through menopause. I hate to call the doctor again, because I feel like they are just blowing me off, but the pain is almost unbearable and I have had diarrhea for 3 days now. Should I have him biopsy this cyst to see if it is cancer? Should I just go to the er? I honestly don't trust this doctor's judgement. I know my body and something is not right!!!!
    I also have had trouble with endometrosis before and I explained this to the doctor, but he did not seemed concerned about it. Today I am very light headed and just don't feel right. I have had cyst rupture before but it is nothing like this. I can not pick my 3 year old son up without buckling at the knees. Last night I was helping him to the bathroom and we were in a hurry and I ran him down the hall and I could not get out of the floor for ten minutes I hurt so bad on my side. I started working out about 3 weeks ago and about 10 minutes after each session I would get diarrhea and start bleeding. The doctor just told me to quit working out.

    • ANSWER:
      If the cyst ruptured, it is a cyst and not cancer; however, you might want to have that ovary removed if it continues to give you trouble. You may have a hormonal imbalance and going on the pill could also get rid of the cyst. A cyst cannot be biopsied because it would just pop. I have polycystic ovaries, meaning that they have a lot of small cysts on them. They caused such heavy bright red bleeding that I had to have an endometrial ablation, which means they remove the endometrium and I no longer get periods. I did not get the ovaries removed because they do not cause me pain and I did not experience any other adverse symptoms. If your doctor is not concerned about your pain, I think you might want to try another doctor. Ovarian cysts can be very painful and troublesome where bleeding is concerned. Get a second opinion. It will be worth the time and money. Good luck.

  8. QUESTION:
    Do I need a second opinion?
    I have been having pelvic pain for the last 2 months with fluttering in my lower stomach & pelvic area. It feels like it do when you're pregnant and baby is moving. But negative blood and urine pregnancy test. My menstrual is regular and on time each month. My gyno ordered transabdominal & transvaginal ultrasounds for pelvic pain & gallbladder. She called after she got the results and said my gallbladder was negative and my pelvic area was all good. But i was still having pains so I got a copy of the reports on my own. I'm no doctor but something don't seem right about the report. Here is a copy:

    Findings: TRANSABDOMINAL: The uterus measures 11 x 5.1 x 6.0 cm. The endometrium is 1.1 cm in thickness. No definate myometrial masses are noted.

    The right ovary measures 2.5 x 1.9 x 1.7 cm. The left ovary measures 2.5 x 2.2 x 1.5 cm. There are multiple small follicles in both ovaries. There is no evidence of an adnexal mass or free fluid.

    TRANSVAGINAL: The myometrium is heterogeneous. Several small fibers are noted in the anterior and posterior fundus. The largest posteriorly measures 0.9 x 0.9 x 0.6 cm. The endometrium is 0.7 cm in thickness. The right ovary measures 2.5 x 2.1 x 2.0 cm & the left ovary measures 2.8 x 1.8 x 2.5 cm. There is no evidence of an adnexal mass or free fluid.

    IMPRESSION:
    1. Enlarged fibroid uterus with 2-subcentimeter fibroids seen in the anterior and posterior fundus.
    2. Normal appearance of the ovaries, adnexa and endometrium

    Would a pregnancy show even if they wasn't looking for one. Because of the negative pregnancy test my doc didn't put it down for my ultrasound. Just wrote i was having pelvic pain. Me & my husband did have a accident back in march when the condom broke. but that would make me some months pregnant if i am. But I dont have any symptoms but pelvic pain and lower stomach and pelvic flutters! But my doc says I'm fine. I just don't know

    • ANSWER:
      NOt pregnant.. YEs they would see it even if they weren't looking unless it was very early less than a month, and wyou would not have movement feelings with that.
      My guess is it is bowel-related, get a second opinion.
      BUt still having pain that warrents further investigation.

  9. QUESTION:
    question about fibroids & pregnancy?
    I recently had a miscarriage at 5 weeks. My dr recently told me that I have some fibroids one of which is about 7x5x5 cm.. she says that its unlikely that the fibroids caused the miscarriage, because the pregnancy was very early and if a fibroid were to cause a problem it usually does it around 7 or 8 weeks into the pregnancy.. has anyone else had these problems..anyone pg or had a child while having large fibroids? I already have two daughters and still TTC. but nervous...

    • ANSWER:
      stay assured you can have uterine fibroids and a pregnancy which is trouble free.

      to know more about this please refer http://ezinearticles.com/?Stay-Assured-You-Can-Have-Both-Uterine-Fibroids-and-a-Pregnancy-Which-is-Trouble-Free&id=2900052

      good luck to you and your baby

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for a lot of uterine tissue be left after a hysterectomy?
    2 years ago I had a supracervical hysterectomy (still have cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes). I recently had a few ultrasounds to try and sleuth out a reason for intermittent bleeding and the transabdominal image showed a mass of tissue 7 cm wide just above my cervix. My doctor, whom I usually trust, first acted puzzled but then declined to address it. When I asked if I should be concerned about it he told me that he didn't think it was anything. That if I had remaining uterine tissue, for instance, I would be bleeding more. PLUS, he was the one who had removed my uterus so there's no way that there'd be that much tissue left.

    I guess my real question is: Is it safe to assume that - because my doctor isn't alarmed - this 7 cm of "stuff" is nothing to worry about?

    • ANSWER:
      This scenario raises a whole lot of questions.
      The first are, how old are you and why did you have the hysterectomy? These may be very important in coming to an answer. For example: if we assume that you were postmenopausal when you had this done then why were your ovaries left behind? They would serve no purpose. If your hysterectomy was done for either a pre-cancerous or cancerous condition, why was the cervix left?

      However, for the sake of answering your question I’ll assume that your hysterectomy was done for a benign condition, e.g., fibroids and that you were well pre-menopausal, i.e., <45 years.

      My first question would be: "Why was your cervix left?" in other words what was the reason for doing a supra-cervical hysterectomy? This operation was originally devised to be done by those who were not well experienced in doing a total hysterectomy; by leaving the cervix, one doesn’t need to dissect as far down and therefore the risk of injury to the bladder and the ureters is minimised. How experienced was your surgeon? Hopefully he has done at least a few hundred total hysterectomies.

      The cervix serves no purpose other than being the "neck of the womb" and to hold a pregnancy in the uterus. No uterus, therefore, no need for a cervix.

      With a cervix you are still at risk for the development of cervical cancer which could have been avoided had your cervix been removed. Furthermore, if you had never had an abnormal Pap smear in the past you could, with relative safety, have stopped having Pap smears following a total hysterectomy.

      Ideally when a sub-total (supra-cervical) hysterectomy is performed the uterine body is removed from the cervix at the junction of the uterine cavity with the cervix. This junction is not visible, it’s inside the uterus and so can only be estimated by the surgeon from outside. If the transection is done too high then a small bit of the lower uterine body is left which may well contain some endometrium. Therefore, depending on how much is left, this will determine how much subsequent bleeding you get; from spotting to regular cyclical bleeding, although less than used to occur with a period because there is less endometrium to bleed. This of course means that you would still be a potential candidate for endometrial (uterine) cancer and to a very much lesser extent sarcoma.

      My interpretation of your situation is that your surgeon has probably left a sizable part of the lower uterine body and that is why you have the bleeding.

      You have two options:
      Put up with the problem and have your regular Pap smears, or Get the residual uterine body and cervix removed, and if over 45 years think about removal of your ovaries (and tubes). However, think about getting it done by a Gyn Oncologist; for them this should be relatively straight forward surgery.

  11. QUESTION:
    24 and 1 fibroid, size of a dime, 1 miscarriage...will i succeed in conceiving?
    i am 24 years old. had a miscarriage 2 months ago at 10wks (dr says it was chromosomal). had a d&c to remove the tissue. after the d&c, i began to have a dull lagging pain on my lower left abdomen. didnt think anything of it. thought it was a reaction to my body changing. it persisted. its been over 8 weeks. i went to the doctor to check it out thinking i might have cysts. instead i have 1 fibroid. about a centimeter in size. dr says it isnt anything to pay attention to and that its so small it doesnt matter. but the pain persists.
    i am afraid its growing because it wasnt there before my pregnancy. im afraid its growing and will prevent me from having children. we are trying to conceive...its harder than i thought.

    help!!

    • ANSWER:
      I also have a fibroid that was 3.7 cm. After 9 months of trying, I finally got pregnant. During the pregnancy, the fibroid grew to almost 5 cm. After I gave birth, it shrunk to about 2 cm. When I started trying to have baby #2, the fibroid was back to about 2.5 cm. It only took me 2 months of trying before I got pregnant.

      So yes, it is possible to conceive but it may just take longer than normal. If you're really concerned, they can try to scrape it out (much like a D&C), but when they did that with mine, it grew back less than a month later.

      Good luck!

  12. QUESTION:
    i have been diagnosed but i cant understand it?
    on my previous post i said that i was already delayed for two weeks but my pregnancy test results is negative. i was at the hospital this morning and had a check up. my doctor asked me to have an ultrasound and return tomorrow morning.

    my ultra sound result: myoma - anterior, upper segment, intramural nodule meas 2.0 x 1.7 x 1.6 cm

    diagnose: normal sized retroverted uterus with thickened endometrium as described myoma nodule as describe polycystic ovaries.

    im so scared right now, can someone help me explain so i know what to expect tomorrow when i come back to my doctor :(

    • ANSWER:
      So as regards your ultrasound result:

      Myoma is a benign condition, also known as a uterine fibroid. They're very common, with up to 1/5 women having them between their teens and 50's. It's simply a slowly growing cluster of cells.
      Anterior means it's on the front of your uterus, on the upper segment.

      The fact that it's intra-mural means it's inside the wall of your uterus, and it measures 2x1.7x1.6 cm.

      The diagnosis section says that you have a normal uterus that points backward (retroverted) with a thickened interior lining (endometrium).

      You also appear to have a condition known as polycystic ovaries - which is simply where multiple eggs start to develop within the ovaries, but do not develop fully. It's caused by a hormonal imbalance, and it likely accounts for your delayed period.

      It can be treated in a number of ways, with weight loss and certain hormonal drugs being the mainstay.

      Try not to worry too much! There's nothing very worrying in this ultrasound report, to the best of my knowledge.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is going on with the ultrasounds?
    I'm, 22 weeks, so we thought. I had a ultrasound the end of March, that ultrasound said my due date is September 30th, although we figured my due date was September 16th, going by my LMP. I had another ultrasound yesterday and that one is only measuring him around 19 weeeks 5 days, so that is putting my due date at October 7th!! (doctors though won't change my september 16th due date)
    I had 3 doctors in the room, my doctor that gave me my ultrasound is only a resident. All 3 doctors were a little surprised that my dates are so off. The one doctor and I even got in a bit of a tiff. He thinks I ovulated late, but theres no way I ovulated that late. I started to get the same pregnancy symptoms as my last pregnancy around 2 weeks or so after my period AND even had implantation bleeding. He told me (the mean doctor) that the bleeding was probably threatened miscarriage and I SAID well, the bleeding is the time I keep telling you i got pregnant so if you say it was threatened miscarriage than obviously I didn't ovulate late like you keep saying I did.
    Needless to say. I stuck to my guns and they are sending me to a highrisk obgyn (I'm very highrisk, gestational diabetes already and 2 fibroid tumors, one of which is 12 cm and starting to get in the way of the baby), for a 4d ultrasound which they hope will confirm my due date better.
    Has anyone else had the ultrasound say they are about 3 weeks later or more than earlier thought?

    • ANSWER:

7 cm fibroid and pregnancy

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