Posts Tagged ‘fertility’

How HackensackUMC Doctors Saved Mom’s Fertility

MaryBeth Stancato of New Milford always knew she wanted several children. At the age of 37, the mother of three children and her husband wanted a fourth child. But, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to have another baby. “Two years ago, my cycle was changing in that both the duration and frequency…

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How Intramural Uterine Fibroids May Affect IVF Outcomes

Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors of the myometrium. Up to 70% of white women and 90% of African American women will develop fibroids by age 50 years. About one quarter of reproductive-age women will experience symptoms, which are either associated with menstruation (menometrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea) or are related to the size of the fibroid (pressure,…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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Treatment of fibroids depends on childbearing decision

As I’ll explain shortly, the first question you need to ask yourself is whether you want to have children in the future. That’s because some of the most effective treatments for fibroids make becoming pregnant more difficult, or impossible. But, first, let me explain what fibroids are. They are tumors that form in or on…

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Fibroids and Infertility

While uterine fibroids can cause a variety of symptoms, they may not cause any symptoms at all. Some women may not even know that they have one. When a woman has fibroids pressing on the uterus, it can prevent normal attachment of a fertilized egg to the inner lining of the uterus. Or, if a embryo…

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Can I get pregnant after Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)?

Although fibroid disease usually affects women who have already had their families, we often see women who are planning on starting a family in the future. One of the biggest concerns about any fibroid treatment is fertility after treatment. First, fibroid disease is not a contraindication for becoming pregnant. Often women with small fibroids go…

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