Fibroids Vagina

Fibroid Tumors and Pregnancy - Getting Pregnant With Fibroids

Author: Bernadette Hopkins

Fibroids are firm tumors which usually develop in the wall of the uterus. They are extremely common, affecting between 50 and 80% of women of reproductive age and the vast majority are completely harmless. However, there is no doubt that at certain times of life, fibroids can become more problematic and many women are justifiably worried that fibroid tumors and pregnancy do not sit comfortably together! There are also concerns that getting pregnant with fibroids could prove difficult.

Before moving on, I must emphasize that most women will have trouble-free pregnancies and getting pregnant with fibroids present does not normally cause a problem.

One of the main worries which women have is that existing fibroids could grow larger during pregnancy, affecting the unborn baby. Fortunately, in most cases this does not happen. Indeed for some women, fibroids can actually shrink during pregnancy, but in most cases will stay the same size.

The most common problems with fibroid tumors and pregnancy tend to revolve around discomfort for the mother-to-be rather than the unborn child, although some problems can occur in this respect.

Some women have feelings of pressure or heaviness in the abdominal area as fibroids press on nearby structures as the womb enlarges. In addition, some women will experience sharp pain in the lower back or legs as the nerves become compressed. One rare complication caused when getting pregnant with fibroids is red degeneration. This occurs when the center of the fibroid begins to bleed and can cause severe pain during the middle trimester. However, it dies usually settle without treatment.

Where there are fibroid tumors and pregnancy takes place, occasionally, problems can occur with the implantation of the egg, particularly if fibroids have developed just below the womb surface. This can lead to an early miscarriage. In addition, fibroids can sometimes block the entrance to the womb or fallopian tubes, causing infertility. Later on in pregnancy, a large fibroid can disrupt the normal growth pattern of the uterus and this can sometimes lead to a premature birth.

When a woman has problems getting pregnant with fibroids but there is no apparent reason why this should be the case, it has been shown that removal or shrinkage of the fibroids can increase her chances of conceiving by between 40-80%.

If you are considering starting a family and know you have fibroids, it makes complete sense to be proactive and do something about it beforehand as although most pregnancies end with the delivery of a healthy baby, there is no doubt that fibroid tumors and pregnancy is not an ideal mix and that problems can occur.

Fibroids are a condition which responds very well to natural remedies and they are an ideal condition to treat because as they are so rarely life-threatening. It makes complete sense to try out a natural treatment for fibroids before resorting to surgery or any of the hormonal drugs which can cause their own side effects.

To see details of the 7 Step Plan which has worked so well for thousands of women worldwide, please visit my comprehensive site about Fibroids. If you would like to learn more about getting pregnant with fibroids and the implications of fibroid tumors and pregnancy, you may like to visit Fibroids and Pregnancy


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About the Author

Having suffered from very large fibroids herself, Bernadette was scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy when she decided to try an alternative treatment to shrink fibroids naturally. Success followed, and she enjoys recommending this method to other women so they can be free of the symptoms.


  1. EmpressP-Stop Flaggin me 4 truth
      April 21, 2011

    I’ve have a lump on my Perineum for serveral years now. What do you think it is?
    Please people with real answers answer my questions?? Anyone had this problem before?? I really worried. I have a pap done today and she found no lumps or fibroids in my vagina.

    • renee p
        April 19, 2011

      Chances are it’s just a cyst. Let your doctor check it just to verify. It could also just be a small infection that some antibiotics will help. If you have had it several years though my guess is that it is just a benign cyst.

  2. kissadove
      April 22, 2011

    i am a virgin.i was told i have fibroids on my uterus but they are tiny, but my period does come irregular and?
    now i am having sharp pain in my vagina, and now when i pea it hurts. in the pelvic area down into my vagina, is the pain?

    what could it be? could it be the fibroids can they grow?
    and i am 27 what could be the problem? help please anyone?

        April 19, 2011


      Maybe you would be best to go to your doctor to see what they say, it could just be an infection of some kind that can be cleared up.

      Lots of Love
      Misscpb xxx

  3. Steele
      April 26, 2011

    I have very large fibroids, including one that is protruding out, and would like a hysterectomy but not sure?
    I ended up in the ER recently with what I thought was a prolapsed uterus since I could feel and see something protruding out my vagina. It was in fact, uterine fibroids that have wrapped around and now falling out of my vagina. Very scary and I know I need surgery soon. I am 38, have two children, do not wish to have more. In fact, I had a tubal ligation 10 years ago. After having my first child I was told that I had fibroids but not severe enough to do anything about at the time. So now here I am, 19 years later and would like to have a hysterectomy but not sure if a doctor will support me or not.

    • kathy_is_a_nurse
        April 27, 2011

      With fibroids that bad… You’ll have no trouble finding a doctor that would support your desire for a hysterectomy. My sister had one for the same reason and I believe she was even younger than you at the time.

      Sounds like a good idea to me.

  4. kissadove
      April 28, 2011

    my friend has been having sharp pain in her vagina and she is a virgin what could it be?
    she has no discharge and no smell but have pains that come and go what could it be?

    although she said her doc said a few months ago she has tiny uterine fibroids on her uterus, and not to worry, but now she has this problem.

    does anyone think they know what it could be?

  5. Miaow.
      April 29, 2011

    Fourteen and have Fibroids ?
    At the entrance to my vagina (i think). Well, where the penis goes. Instead of having like a hymen, I have his huge tissue growth thing that hangs from the top of that hole.
    I think its about 3cm long and i dont know how big it actually is.
    Some of my aunts and grandmas have had fibroids, but is this what the growth big thing is inside of me.
    Can it be possible for my age to have one of these things?

    • Paws 4 Thawts!
        April 29, 2011

      Anything is possible, you can have fibroids at any age. What i would suggest though for you is to visit your GP from this description i couldnt tell you what it is it may be completely normal but if you go to the doctor atleast you will have that reassurance and if it is anything to be concerned about the doctor can help you with this to. Try not to worry everything will be ok but just ask your GP this question and your mind will be put to rest a ton. Why dont you ask someone to come with you for a bit of moral support. The doctor may not even have to look at what your describing if you give him a good description but its possible he could want to look to but this will put your mind at rest.
      I hope i helped

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