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Posted by: Zazu | 2003/12/19

uterine fibroids during pregnancy

Am 19 weeks pregnant. Had first ultrasound 18/12/2003. Detected fibroid approx. 8cm in diameter.situated in lower uterus. Baby approx. 14cm; no abnormalities detected. had miscarriage in june 2003. was approx 7 weeks pregnant then. no fibroid detected then. Is it possible for fibroid to grow so quickly? What implicatiion for current pregnancy?

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Fibroids usally grow slowly, but their growth can speed up during pregnancy. Sometimes fibroids can degenerate in pregnancy and cause pain. This is usually treated with painkillers and anti-inflammatories. If the fibroid is very low in the uterus it might obstruct delivery and necessitate a caesarean section. This will be assessed closer to the time of delivery.

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Posted by: tiki | 2003/12/19

Hi Zazu,

I had a very similar experience.I had miscarriage at 16weeks in Oct 2003, due to 8cm in lower uterus fibroid.The fibroid was smaller on my when I was 11weeks, it definitely grew larger in a very short space of time.So I think it probably is possible for a fibroid to grow faster during pregnancy.

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