Uterine Fibroids & Fertility
Fibroids are very common in women of reproductive age with up to 80% of women experiencing fibroids during their lifetime.
Certain types of fibroids are known to affect fertility and your chance of conceiving.
> In the uterine wall (intramural)
> On the outer surface of the uterus (subserosal)
> Protruding into the cavity of the uterus (submucosal)
> Abnormal uterine bleeding
> Pressure, because of the size and position
> Pain, depending on the location and size
Many women are asymptomatic (have no symptoms) from their fibroids.
If the fibroid is within the cavity of the uterus then a hysteroscopy may be required. If the fibroid is within the muscle of the uterus or outside the uterus, the treatment may be by surgical removal, by laparoscopy (keyhole surgery).
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