Pregnancy and fibroids

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hello, 

i am  28 and have recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant, but I also have a 21cm fibroid, has anyone been able to carry a baby full term with a large fibroid, or should I terminate the pregnancy so I can have the operation? My concerns are the risks either way. 

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    My sister carried hers to full term. Baby n fibroid were removed through a c-section. They are both doing splendid. Speak to ur doctor for his/her opinion. Best wishes
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    Hi Jessie,

    I'm sorry for the predicament you are in. Many women are able to carry full term. I would speak to your OB and ask how they intend to monitor your pregnacy. I had a sizable first round when I was pregnant with my youngest son. They referred me to Maternal Fetal Medicine. They saw me much more often than a normal pregnancy. They even allowed me to deliver naturally without c-section. They did enduce labor at 38 weeks to be able to monitor every moment and have the specialist in my delivery room. My son is now 11 and everyone is doing great. Every pregnancy and fibroid case is different. Be sure to write a list of questions and get clear answers before making your decision. Best wishes to you and your family.

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    Thank you for your responses, they have said it's hard to conceive with a fibroid, but this doesn't seem to be the case when I've looked on this forum. Hopefully I will be seen my a specialist soon. 

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    Hi Jessie, I had & still have a large fibroid, I was told it would be very unlikely I'd ever fall pregnant, (on both mine & my husbands part) mine due to my sizable fibroid. I caught 1st time of trying, I carried him full term, he's 9 now & fantastic. However I was told that they cannot remove a fibroid during a C Section (which I did have to have in the end as an emergency) as they told me that during pregnancy & birth its too vascular & fibroid removal never happens then because of that, so I was suprised to read the ladies comment. I'm assuming fibroid removal on C section may depend on where the fibroid is & what type it is. As mine is in the lower posterior wall, they said they couldn't even see it (maybe stretched with baby) Mine is 12x13x10. Hope this helps. Depending where yours is as it is a very large structure, I would make sure you have the right gynie care, plenty of scans & discuss birth opions regarding position of your fibroid. Good luck.

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