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Can You Have Pregnancy After Removal of Fibroids?

Posted on April 14, 2024

Can you have a healthy pregnancy after removal of fibroids? You absolutely can, as long as you select the right treatment option. Clearly, if you choose a hysterectomy for your fibroid treatment, staring or expanding a family won't be possible. So, if you want to get pregnant and find fibroid relief, here's what you need to know.

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What Treatments Allow Pregnancy After Removal of Fibroids

There are several treatment options that allow women to shrink their fibroids and still get pregnant afterward. Here are your two best options.

Pregnancy After Removal of Fibroids via Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Women who want to keep their uterus and treat fibroids can choose to undergo Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), an outpatient, minimally invasive procedure. Performed by our Georgia interventional radiologist, the treatment involves depositing embolic material via catheter, blocking blood flow to the uterine artery. Research is still emerging on pregnancy after UFE, but we love to hear success stories from women such as Sheila who underwent UFE and told the Washington Informer, “What I would say to another woman who has fibroids and wants to get pregnant is to go get the embolization.  I don’t feel the pain that I felt before, I feel great, I have a lot more energy.” Plus, she announced, "I am actually pregnant, I am fine, and I will be fine.  It’s literally life-changing.”

Myomectomy Surgery

This is procedure surgically removes individual fibroid tumors. It's performed via small incisions, typically made in your abdomen or pelvic area, making it a less invasive surgery than a hysterectomy. However, you will still need to undergo general anesthesia and endure a hospital stay if you choose this treatment option. Plus, the path to successful pregnancy following this procedure is not always so simple. In fact, recently, Deion Sanders announced the pregnancy of his daughter Deiondra. Getting emotional, he revealed some of the details of her journey, explaining that she'd had four myomectomy procedures before conceiving. He believes that the pregnancy is incredible, since doctors were unable to remove her entire fibroid in the last procedure, prompting their warning that she might never have this baby.

Watchful Waiting

For some women, fibroid treatment may be something to pursue once their family is complete. However, if you are pregnant with fibroids, you may be at greater risk for complications. So choosing to treat your tumors before trying to conceive may make more sense.

Are you starting to explore the idea of pregnancy after removal of fibroids to improve your odds of conceiving and delivering a healthy baby? Well, if you are interested in learning more about UFE treatment, we're here to answer your questions. Just click here to request an appointment with our fibroid specialists in Georgia.

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