CONCEIVING AFTER MYOMECTOMY

What Are The Chances Of Conceiving After Myomectomy

Fibroids can be a great source of misery and discomfort. It’s bad effects becomes really bad when it causes infertility. Many women have had to undergo myomectomy to have relief from this condition. But what are the chances of conceiving after myomectomy? That is what i’m gonna share on this article.

 

Myomectomy is a surgical removal of uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids grow in the womb mostly during childbearing years. In this write-up I’ll talk about what conceiving after myomectomy entails. I will also share a fantastic testimony of conceiving after myomectomy.

 

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A striking testimony of conceiving after myomectomy

How soon after myomectomy can a woman get pregnant?

Is it difficult to get pregnant after a myomectomy?

Does myomectomy improve fertility?

How do you prevent fibroids from growing back?

Can you become pregnant with fibroids in your womb?

Can you carry a baby to term with fibroids?

 

Research has suggested that the presence of especially large uterine fibroids in a woman may cause infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss. As a matter of fact, about 43% of women that sought medical help for uterine fibroids were found to have experienced a history of infertility for at least 2 years.

TRYING TO CONCEIVE WITH FIBROIDS

Aside from infertility, fibroids cause troubling symptoms as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain. Myomectomy usually results in relief from symptoms, such as excessive menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain.

 

The location of the fibroids likely plays an important role in determining infertility. large fibroids are thought to cause infertility and reduce the effectiveness of assisted reproduction interventions.

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There are cases of infertility that are linked to the negative effect of large fibroids in a woman. Removing the large fibroids may be therefore required in the treatment of women with such infertility.

 

Women interested in conceiving after myomectomy, have a good chance of getting pregnant. However, it is suggested that they allow 3 to 6 months for the healing of the womb before conceiving after myomectomy.

 

A striking testimony of conceiving after myomectomy

(Source: Ezugwu EC. Iyoke CA, Ezugwu FO, Ugwu G. Successful Pregnancy Following Myomectomy for Giant Uterine Fibroid in an Infertile Woman. J Reprod Infertil. 2014;15(4):233-236.)

 

A 31 year old woman reported at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Nigeria with a history of progressive abdominal swelling of 8 years duration, six years duration of infertility and weight loss.

 

The doctors advised that the large fibroids in her womb be surgically removed. She accepted going through myomectomy as she desired to have children.

 

Her womb had multiple fibroids. The weight of all the fibroid removed was 16.8 kg.

 

7 months later, she reported that she had nausea and another symptom doctors called amenorrhea. She underwent urine pregnancy test and it happened that she was pregnant. Her case is a beautiful example of conceiving after myomectomy.

 

 

She put to bed at full term though through caesarean section and delivered a healthy baby girl that weighed 2.8 kg.

 

How soon after myomectomy can a woman get pregnant?

It all depends on how quickly the woman heals after myomectomy. You may be advised to give 3 to 6 months for your womb to fully heal.

 

Is it difficult to get pregnant after a myomectomy?

In the case of subserosal fibroids, getting pregnant after myomectomy may be easier as the obstructing tissues have been removed. About 50% of the women with infertility and fibroids get pregnant after myomectomy.

 

Does myomectomy improve fertility?

It all depends on the type of fibroids that was surgically removed. Fibroids located inside the womb (intramural fibroids) are more likely to be problematic to fertility. Like i mentioned earlier, removing such may improve fertility. But removing fibroids located on the outer part of the womb (subserosal fibroids) may have no effect on fertility.

 

However, there is no enough evidence to show that myomectomy increases fertility. This is because, most researches only study pregnancy rates after myomectomy. Only one research was found that study the effect of myomectomy on fertility. The study found no significant benefit of myomectomy to fertility.

 

How do you prevent fibroids from growing back?

There are a number of changes you can make that might help reduce your risk for fibroids.

  • Eat plenty of fresh and cooked green vegetables, fresh fruit, legumes, and fish.
  • Consume less of alcohol
  • Get enough vitamin D

 

Eating plenty of fruits like apples and tomatoes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage, may lower the risk of developing fibroids. Similarly, organic fruits and vegetables and whole-grain foods could help reduce the negative effects of fibroids.

 

Can you become pregnant with fibroids in your womb?

Yes, most women with uterine fibroids do get pregnant naturally. Most women with fibroids are fertile.

 

Can you carry a baby to term with fibroids?

Fibroids usually don’t cause problems for most women. In fact, more than 70 percent of women have them. In most cases, fibroids won’t disturb pregnancy. Yes, you can carry a baby even if you have fibroids.

 

Further reading on conceiving after myomectomy

 

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