Fibroids, Conception and Pregnancy
Fibroids are extremely common in women. A fibroid is a non-cancerous tumor of smooth muscle, usually found in the uterus. It’s estimated that up to 70 or 80% of women will be diagnosed with fibroids in their lifetimes -- so if you have them, know that you're not alone.
Whereas some fibroids may not interfere with conception and pregnancy and don't need to be removed, others may distort the uterine cavity or block implantation and may need to be taken out surgically to improve fertility.
Much like real estate, location and size of the fibroid are extremely important. When analyzing a fibroid, we examine several factors to determine the potential impact on the patient’s fertility, including fibroid history, amount, size, location, and if the cavity is distorted or not.
We understand how important your reproductive health is, so if you're experiencing fibroids, or if you have yet to conceive and are wondering if you may have fibroids, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our team at West Coast Women’s Reproductive Center is happy to answer any questions you may have, and work with you to develop a custom treatment plan to ensure that you have the greatest chance of conception possible.