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Fibroids During Pregnancy

By Lara A. Friel, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Medical School at Houston, McGovern Medical School

(See also Fibroids.)

Fibroids in the uterus, which are relatively common noncancerous tumors, may increase risk of the following:

If women who have fibroids and have had a miscarriage or women who have large fibroids are thinking of becoming pregnant, they should talk with their doctor first. Then if needed, they can be treated before they become pregnant.