If a woman has uterine fibroids, she may be concerned that they affect her fertility, but the truth is that the presence of fibroids does not always prevent a woman from becoming pregnant.
However, several factors have been proposed by which uterine fibroids could reduce a woman's fertility:
- Obstruction of the path of sperm through the uterus to the fallopian tubes.
- Deformation of the uterine cavity.
- Altered uterine contractility.
- Changes in vascularization.
However, submucosal fibroids, which grow into the cavity of the uterus, are the ones that have been most associated with affecting female fertility.
Read the full article on: Do fibroids affect fertility and IVF outcome? ( 77).
By Juan Ordás Santotomás M. D. (gynecologist), Júlia Roig Navarro M.D. (gynecologist), Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 03/23/2022