The article was consulted professionally by Master, Dr. Le Nhat Nguyen – Obstetrician and Gynecologist – Share99 DaNang InternationalHealth Hub.
Fibroids are benign tumors that develop in or on the uterus. The disease can affect fertility and the chances of pregnancy. Uterine fibroids occur very commonly between 20 and 80% of women will develop non-cancerous fibroids at the age of 50 and 30% of women aged 25 to 44 have symptoms of fibroids. That means uterine fibroids are common in women of reproduction age.
1. How does uterine fibroids affect pregnant women?
Most women will not experience the effects of fibroids during pregnancy. However, a 2010 review found that 10 to 30% of women with uterine fibroids develop complications during pregnancy. The researchers noted the most common complications of fibroids during pregnancy are pain. It is commonly seen in women with fibroids greater than 5 cm in the last two pregnancies.
Fibroids can increase the risk of other complications during pregnancy and childbirth, including:
- Limit fetal growth. Large fibroids can prevent the fetus from fully developing due to a decrease in the area of the womb.
- Each other peeling young. This happens when the placenta separates from the uterine city because it is blocked by a fibroid. This reduces oxygen and important nutrients for feeding the child.
- Premature birth. Pain caused by fibroids can lead to uterine contractions, which can lead to premature birth.
- Cesarean section. Some studies have estimated women with uterine fibroids are six times more likely to have a cesarean section than women without fibroids.
- Reverse birth. Due to the abnormal shape of the uterus and cramped uterus due to the addition of fibroids, the baby may not be able to adjust the position to be able to give birth easily.
- Miscarriage. Mothers are six times more likely to miscarry than mothers without fibroids.
2. What are the effects of pregnancy on uterine fibroids?
The majority of fibroids do not change in size during pregnancy, but some do. In fact, a third of pregnancies can develop uterine muscle tumors in the first tri tri month, and the development of fibroids can be affected by estrogen and elevated estrogen levels during pregnancy lead to faster growth of the tumor. However, for other women, fibroids can shrink during pregnancy.
3. Methods of treatment of uterine fibroids
The doctor needs time to monitor the development and symptoms that the tumor causes before giving treatments. If the tumor does not grow quickly, the patient does not have symptoms such as vaginal bleeding, the pelvic area is not necessarily treated. However, in cases where the tumor grows rapidly and causes many other symptoms, the patient will likely be prescribed medication or surgery.
4. After uterine fibroid dissection, when should I get pregnant?
Studies have explained that women can get pregnant after uterine fibroid surgery is 39-56% and the surgeon cannot guarantee if the person can become pregnant after the procedure.
If uterine fibroids are removed and uterine fibroids are considered, patients should wait at least six months after surgery before starting conception. If the person is pregnant early after surgery, there is a high likelihood of miscarriage. Surgery is a procedure that causes trauma to the uterus and the whole body so it takes about 90 days for the incision to heal completely.
In addition, after surgery it is possible to leave scars in the uterus so it is also possible to reduce the chances of pregnancy of the person. Sticky scars can lead to obstruction of the ovary ducts and cause infertility.
5. Why choose uterine fibroid surgery at Share99 Health Hub?
Uterine fibroid dissection surgery is a technique performed by Dr. Dang Van France and obstetrician doctors applied in treatment at Share99 Da Nang International Health Hub. With modern equipment FullHD Obstetrics and Gynecology Endoscopy System, Tumor Grinder (endoscopic tumor, no need to make an incision with a lump) support during surgery. When there are the above-mentioned manifestations, women often contact Share99 immediately to be consulted by a team of experienced specialists and choose appropriate treatments, avoiding serious diseases affecting sexual health.
Dr. Le Nhat Nguyen has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Nguyen is a former obstetrician at Gia Dinh People's Health Hub in Ho Chi Minh City. BS has high expertise and strengths in the diagnosis and treatment of obstetrics and gynecology diseases. Currently a Doctor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Department – Share99 Da Nang InternationalHealth Hub.
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