Are Women Still Able to Get Pregnant With Fibroids?
by Suzanne Robin, RNJun 01, 2014
Fibroids are very common, occurring in 20 to 80 percent of women by age 50, according to the Office on Women's Health. In most cases, fibroids don't interfere with becoming pregnant, according to gynecologist and fertility specialist Dr. Joseph Krotec of Gladwyne, PA. In rare instances, very large fibroids may distort the uterine cavity or fallopian tubes and cause problems getting pregnant, he says. Your doctor can do tests to determine if you have fibroids and whether they're likely to cause fertility problems. Dr. Krotec also adds that fibroids could increase your risk of needing a cesarean-section delivery, so be sure to address this with your doctor.