Many women face problems related to fibroids all throughout their lives. Mostly the fibroid develops when a woman is between 30 – 40 years old. In the past, women in their 30’s would have completed their family. But, nowadays, women start planning a family when they are 30 years old. Hence it is easy to understand the relation between fibroids and female infertility.
Most of the women having fibroids can still have children. The fibroids may be small or they may happen to be in parts of the body where reproductive organs will not be affected. But, some fibroids do have an impact on the women’s ability to get pregnant, if she does get pregnant then stay in pregnancy for the full term and then finally give birth.
Fibroids prevent both sperm and egg to meet for conception. They also obstruct the ability of an embryo to get inserted. They most often grow in places where it is difficult for pregnant women to continue their pregnancy. Fibroids can also affect the health of the fetus.
Fibroids can reduce the chances of fertility in the following ways:
- Fibroids which alter the shape of the cervix can affect the number of sperm.
- Fibroids which obstruct the Fallopian tubes can make the way of a fertilized egg to transplant itself very difficult.
- Fibroids which weak the lining of uterine cavity or lower the blood supply which is sent to the growing embryo can lead to miscarriage.
Suffering from fibroids and still wanna conceive?
If you already have conceived, you may want to make sure that any fibroids which are already present are regularly checked by your doctor. Many times the fibroids also start growing with the baby. If this happens in your case then it can be problematic. You can discuss with your doctor about the fibroids and also ask the doctor to let you know if anything else needs to be done
Can the fibroids be treated in a non-surgical way?
Yes, it can be done. The process is called Uterine Fibroid Embolization and is the most effective infertility treatment. Embolization reduces fibroids. It is a non – surgical process. It blocks the blood supply to every fibroid, which leads the fibroids to die. Embolization only leaves the fibroids and doesn’t affect anything else.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization is a non–surgical method for all those who wish to have children.
Embolization affects only fibroids. The other reproductive parts (like the uterus) are left untouched with this process.
The Embolization stops fibroid from growing.