Received an email message from Gwyn who wanted a forum about trying to conceive after an Abdominal Myomectomy. Thanks for the suggestion!
Fibroid free left a detailed comment (one of her “novelettes”) in the “fertility and fibroids” forum a few months ago. Here is an excerpt:
fibroid free: Started with a new GYN – explained my symptons and she said sounds like fibroids and ordered an MRI and recommended me to a OB/GYN RE. Never even thought about a RE (GYN who specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology otherwise know a Fertility Doctor) but ended up to be the best choice of doctor. Went to see her and poured out my want to still have children. She told me about the AM and we scheduled surgery onyl to have her call me and admit she did not have the skill level needed to assure removal of fibroids without a hysto and could not guarentee fertility ( no doctor can guarentee but she was not the one to do the surgery) .. SHE refered me to the FERTILITY DOCTOR. Sigh I thought at first….never expected to be in this position…… and so we set up an appointment.
Doc and I (and hubby) had consoltations about surgery and fertility and how to deal with my fibroids: Here are some facts/discussion points we had -
Fibroids (Uterine leiomyomas/myomas) occur in approximately 25% of women of childbearing age. Much higher for Black women (ie – 40-80%)
The effect of fiborids on pregnancy is well established and their presence is associated with increased risks of spontaneous abortion, preterm delivery, abnormal presentation, placentae problems , pelvic obstruction, postpartum hemorrhage, and sepsis.
However, the impact of fiboirds on a woman’s ability to conceive is less clear, and raises the question of how best to manage infertile patients with fibroids. AGAIN the GREY AREA…
You can read more of fibroids free’s original comment by clicking here.
For more information:
Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Thanks for the link fibroid free!)
Fertility Tests (Mayo Clinic)
Reproductive Endocrinology (Wikipedia)
Let’s hear your thoughts and experiences on ttc after an AM.
Is anyone having fertility issues because of uterine fibroid tumors?
How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy?
How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy (part 2)?
How are you feeling after your Abdominal Myomectomy (part 3)?
PBS American Experience – Test Tube Babies (story of IVF research in the US)