What all you need to know about the relation between fibroids and fertility?

What all you need to know about the relation between fibroids and fertility?

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What are fibroids?

Fibroids treatment in Moga, Fibroids are benign growth which is made of fibrous connective tissue and smooth muscle cells formed in the uterus over the years. The common growth can vary in size as small as a seedling and they can be as large as grapefruit. If the women get older, the chances to develop fibroid increase, and the women experience it in their 30s or 40s. However, the growth is non-threatening and sometimes it can leave a big impact on a woman’s fertility and the ability to conceive. If you are struggling to get positive results, then consult the fertility expert at our IVF centre in Punjab.

What are the reasons for fibroids?

Well, there is no exact reason for fibroids but they do not appear till the time women start ovulating, and through menopause, its size decreases. It is believed that estrogen, progesterone, and sex hormones growth can get affected.

Who is at increased risk of fibroid tumors?

Fibroids occurrence is common in women at the age of menopause as their oestrogen level is higher. There are different factors which can increase the risk of developing fibroids are mentioned below:

  • First menstruation at a young age
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Being overweight
  • Diabetes

Genetic factors can be the reason for fibroids, it means if someone had it in your family then you are at increased risk of getting it.

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

  • Heavy or long painful period
  • Abnormal bleeding between the period
  • Pelvic/lower back pain
  • Pain during intercourse

Is it possible fibroids can affect fertility?

If you are trying to get pregnant and have experienced one of the above-mentioned symptoms, then make sure to consult the fertility expert on time. The fertility doctor will check for the fibroid’s size and its location of the growth. By doing so, it helps in understanding how fertility can be impacted by it.

For conception, the egg and sperm need to meet which results in embryo creation and then it travels to the woman’s uterus. If the fibroids are resulting in a problem, then it will have difficulty implanting the size of the fibroid or implant it on the top. However, if the growth is not impacting the uterus lining, then your ability to conceive is not affected.

Diagnosis and treatment for fibroids

Mostly they are diagnosed during the routine pelvic examination and with an ultrasound exam. In some cases, fibroids are removed if they are resulting in excess pain.

Your fertility expert will discuss the best treatment option with you. Most of the couples can get pregnant with IUI and IVF. Both of these treatment options are best in their way, and your doctor will suggest what works best for you.

 

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