FIBROIDS, FERTILITY AND PREGNANCY
Today, our topic of discussion will be on fibroid as more and more questions keep coming in from our numerous readers. Today, we will discuss about how Fibroids affect women fertility and pregnancy in general. We, will also like to use this opportunity to answer some questions such as;
- Can Fibroid Cause Fertility Problems?
- Can Fibroid Cause Miscarriage?
- What Kind of Nigerian Food Should Fibroid Patients Avoid?
- Does Pregnancy Make Fibroids Grow?
- Can Fibroids Cause Problems During Pregnancy?
- Do Fibroids Mean You Need A Caesarean Section During Delivery?
Can Fibroids Cause Fertility Problems?
Fibroids that change the shape of the uterine cavity (submucous) or are within the cavity (intracavitary) decrease fertility by about 70% and removal of these fibroids increases fertility by 70%. Other types of fibroids, those that are within the wall (intramural) but do not change the shape of the cavity, or those that bulge outside the wall (subserosal) do not decrease fertility under normal circumstances.
Can Fibroids Cause Miscarriage?
Fibroids that bulge into the uterine cavity (submucous) or are within the cavity (intracavitary) may sometimes cause miscarriages. The fertilized egg comes down the fallopian tube and takes hold in the lining of the uterus. If a submucosal fibroid happens to be nearby, it can thin out the lining and decreases the blood supply to the developing embryo. The fibroid may also cause some inflammation in the lining directly above it. The fetus cannot develop properly, and miscarriage may result.
However, with the next pregnancy, it is possible that the egg will settle in another location, and pregnancy may proceed without problems. However, if you do have a miscarriage and a fibroid is found bulging into the uterine cavity, it is advisable to have it removed. See Fibroid Remedy Kit for solution to fibroid without surgery.
What kind Nigerian food should fibroid patients avoid?
Women plagued by fibroid should avoid eating eggs, milk and white flour products. Other things to avoid are fried foods, white sugar and food in heated polythene packs as the chemical from the polythene can trigger estrogen to become dominant, thereby worsening the condition of fibroid patients. Also, those having challenge with fibroid should avoid staying under an atmosphere smelling of insecticide and aerosol.
It is recommended that women having fibroid should consume literally home-made soy milk, soya beans which is rich in phyto-estrogen as it normalises estrogen level in females. They should also increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables as organic food has been proven to contain healing properties.
You can also read my article on 3 Top Foods To Be Avoided by Fibroid Patients.
Does Pregnancy Make Fibroids Grow?
Pregnancy has an unpredictable effect on fibroids, but most fibroids do not increase in size during pregnancy. The effect of pregnancy on fibroid growth probably depends on individual differences in the genetic changes in each fibroid and the type and amount of growth factors that are present in the blood. An ultrasound study of pregnant women with fibroids found that 69% of the women had no increase in the size of fibroids throughout the pregnancy. In the 31% of women who had an increase in size, it usually happened before the third month. Almost always, fibroids shrink after delivery.
Can Fibroids Cause Problems During Pregnancy?
Although many women will have fibroids during their lifetime, the fibroids most often occur in women in their late thirties and forties, a time in life many women have already completed their families. Only 2% of pregnant women are found to have developed fibroid (during pregnancy) when examined with ultrasound. Also, depending on the size, the location and quantityof the fibroid, the vast majority of women who are pregnant and do have fibroids encounter no problems. They go on to have full-term, healthy babies without difficulty. Most studies show no differences in the risk of premature delivery, fetal growth problems, fetal abnormalities, placental problems, or heavy bleeding after delivery. The need for caesarean section, however, is more common among women who have fibroids.
During pregnancy, the placenta makes large amounts of female hormones which may rarely cause fibroids already present to grow. Very rarely, if the fibroids grow too quickly the blood vessels supplying them may not be able to get enough oxygen to the tissue and degeneration of the fibroid cells can then occur. This process of degeneration can cause pain, but usually resolves in a short time without treatment and without harm to the baby. Some women may have mild contractions during this time, but it is extremely rare for premature labor to actually begin. However, it is crucial that a pregnant woman with fibroids see her physician if she experiences pain or contractions. Bed rest, heat, and pain medication will usually be prescribed, and medications to inhibit premature labor may sometimes be needed.
Do Fibroids Mean You Need a Caesarean Section During Delivery?
Rarely, a fibroid may grow near the cervix during pregnancy. If it is large enough, it may prevent the baby from coming through the birth canal. This is not dangerous and can often be diagnosed by a sonogram before labor begins. Sometimes, this problem is discovered during labor because the baby does not come down the birth canal. A caesarean section is then performed. However, most women with fibroids deliver their babies without any problems.
Due to the kind of environment we are in, it is advisable to avoid carrying pregnancy with fibroid. If CS is the only option left during the delivery, it becomes more risky because of the efficacy of the health delivery in this country.
Can Fibroid Be Treated/Removed Without Surgery?
Yes! There have been some scientifically proven medications that have been confirmed to eliminate fibroid without surgery and without any negative side effects. One of them is the Fibroid Remedy Kit. This Kit used to successfully treat a lot of women across the country with fibroid in the past and they are now fine. Most of them have gone ahead to get pregnant. Click here to read real life Testimonials of treated fibroid patients.
There are also those that are currently on the treatment and they are gradually moving towards getting fibroid out of their body system.
To know more about the Fibroid Remedy Kit, click here.
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