There are three main types of fibroids based on where they are found:
Are fibroids causing my infertility?
Most women with fibroids will not be infertile. If you have difficulty getting pregnant, we recommend you and your partner be thoroughly evaluated to find other problems with fertility before fibroids are treated. Fibroids can reduce fertility if they:
Do I need surgery before I try to get pregnant?
In general, fibroids that grow outside of the uterus are considered not to impact fertility and do not need to be removed unless the size is large enough to cause symptoms.
Large size fibroids in the muscular layer of uterus or fibroids that grow inside of the uterine cavity will impact fertility, and surgical removal is recommended.
Surgical removal of fibroids can be done by laparoscopy, Robotic assisted laparoscopy, or hysteroscopy, depending on number, location, and size of the fibroids. Other less commonly used treatment options include uterine artery embolization and radiofrequency ablation.
Book a consultation with our doctor to assess your fibroid condition and find out if surgery is an appropriate treatment before pregnancy.
How long do I need to wait to get pregnant after surgical removal of fibroid?
This depends on the extensiveness of the surgery and how the surgery was performed. After fibroid resection, typical suggested waiting time is three to six months before attempting conception to allow your uterus time to heal.