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Fibroids in Pregnancy


Lara A. Friel

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

Last full review/revision Apr 2020| Content last modified Apr 2020
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Fibroids may increase risk of

Rarely, fibroids partially obstruct the birth canal.

Preconception evaluation is recommended for women who have very large fibroids or who have fibroids and have had a spontaneous abortion.

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