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Are fibroids common?

Fibroids are actually a very common type of growth in your pelvis. Approximately 40% of women have fibroids. However, many women don’t experience any symptoms from their fibroids, so they don’t realize they have fibroids. This can happen when you have small fibroids — called asymptomatic because they don’t cause you to feel anything unusual.

Who is at risk for uterine fibroids?

There are several risk factors that can play a role in your chances of developing fibroids. These include:

  1. Obesity and a higher body weight (a person is considered obese if they’re more than 20% over the healthy body weight).
  2. Family history of fibroids.
  3. Not having children/Infertility.
  4. Early onset of menstruation (getting your period at a young age).
  5. Late age for menopause.

How does fibroid affect women’s fertility?

The prognosis of fibroids completely depends on their size and location. Some fibroids may not need treatment if they are small and don’t show any symptoms.

If a woman is pregnant and has fibroids or she is yet to become pregnant and have fibroids then her doctor will carefully monitor her condition. In many cases, fibroids don’t cause any problems during pregnancy.

It’s better to consult your doctor when you are trying to get pregnant with fibroids and share even the minute health details with them for better and more precise treatment.

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