Fibroids - Will I Get Pregnant?

(7 Posts)
Libbylove2015 Fri 25-Sep-15 14:40:16

Hi there,

Newbie here, ttc baby number 1. We have only just started trying and I am really concerned about my fibroids. I ha(d) two uterine fibroids abut the size of peppercorns diagnosed about four years ago as I was having very heavy and painful periods.

These have since stopped, but having googled it since I see that it can be a real problem when you are trying to conceive.

Should I be worried? I have made a doctors appointment, but if there is anyone here who has been through this experience I would love to hear that everything was OK!

Thanks in advance,

Bonnie

sparechange Fri 25-Sep-15 14:45:22

Can you get your GP to refer you to the gynecologist, who can do a hysteroscopy to have a look?
You might need to tell the GP you've been trying for 6+ months before they'll refer you though

Libbylove2015 Fri 25-Sep-15 15:21:02

Thanks Sparechange, that is exactly what I shall do.

I am lucky that I have private health insurance through work, so am hoping I can get referred quickly, as I can't bear the thought of having to wait months to find out! Is everyone like this once they make the decision? I wanna be pregnant and I want it NOW! lol

x

sparechange Fri 25-Sep-15 15:52:45

If you have private insurance, you need to talk up the very heavy and painful periods, because it won't cover anything to do with fertility.

Where abouts are you based?

tearsofrobertsmith Fri 25-Sep-15 16:26:09

I had a 4 cm fibroid and conceived easily the first time round. With the second I had a 6 cm one and it took 1 and a half years but it wasn't connected. It is certainly possible. Good luck x

Libbylove2015 Mon 28-Sep-15 13:50:04

Thanks, that is really reassuring to know - I appreciate everyone is different but I don't think mine are that big (well, they were the size of peppercorns 4 years ago so they might be) so fingers crossed.

Sparechange - good point, I will keep schtum about trying for a baby. I am in Wiltshire.

Thanks all. Now hurry up ovulation window!!

Libbylove2015 Wed 14-Dec-16 15:11:18

Just wanted to update this to say that after five months in total of ttc on and off since last sept, I am now 7+3 pregnant! So the fibroid/polyp thing didn't stop me conceiving - fingers crossed it won't cause any problems down the line, but so far so good touches wood.

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