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Fibroids During Pregnancy

By

Lara A. Friel

, MD, PhD, University of Texas Health Medical School at Houston, McGovern Medical School

Reviewed/Revised Nov 2023
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Fibroids Uterine Fibroids A fibroid is a noncancerous tumor of the uterus that is composed of muscle and fibrous tissue. Uterine fibroids are very common, occurring in approximately 70% of White women and 80% of Black... read more Uterine Fibroids in the uterus, which are relatively common masses, often do not cause symptoms, or they may cause pressure or pain. Fibroids during pregnancy 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.

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