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Fibroids and pregnancy

Hello, I'm 10 weeks pregnant and my doctor has told me I have a fibroid, which will get bigger during the pregnancy, then go down again afterwards. What are the risks, how will this affect me?

Trust your doctor, a small fibroid will have no adverse effects on your pregnancy.
It is a benign tumour in the uterus, which is hormone-dependant, meaning that hormones will stimulate it and cause it to grow. Once you have had your baby and the pregnancy hormones have gone from your system, it will shrink. All fibroids shrink or disappear during the menopause.


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