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How can uterine fibroids affect fertility?

How can uterine fibroids affect fertility?

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.

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Last Update: 03/23/2022