Uterine Fibroids (cont.)

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What are the risks of uterine fibroids during pregnancy?

Some studies have shown an increased risk of pregnancy complications in the presence of fibroids, such as first trimester bleeding, breech presentation, placental abruption, and problems during labor. Fibroids have also been associated with an increased risk of cesarean delivery. The size of the fibroid and its precise location within the uterus are likely to be important factors in determining whether a fibroid causes obstetric complications.

Medically reviewed by Edmund Petrilli, MD; American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with subspecialty in Gynecologic Oncology

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eMedicine.com. Leiomyoma, uterus.
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Parker, WH. Uterine myomas: management. Fertil Steril. 2007 Aug;88(2):255-71. Epub 2007 Jul 20.

Previous contributing medical author: Leon Baginski, MD, FACOG


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/8/2014

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