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Fibroids During 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

Fibroids in the uterus, which are relatively common noncancerous tumors, 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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