How tumors cause infertility
Large or multiple intramural and submucosal fibroids are also not far behind when it comes to inducing infertility. These tumors of the uterus can cause infertility in a myriad of ways.
- They may block the fallopian tube, thereby preventing sperm from fertilizing the egg.
- They may increase the size of the uterine cavity, which increases the distance that sperm have to travel.
- Both intramural and submucosal fibroids may have a severe impact on the uterus’ ability to contract, which in turn can interfere with sperm migration and ovum transport.
- Multiple and large submucosal fibroid as well as intramural fibroid tumors can distort the entire anatomy of the uterus. In such a situation, even if the sperm is able to fertilize the egg, the chances of that egg implanting are drastically reduced.
Fibroid Symptoms During Pregnancy
All the three types of fibroids grow with the developing baby, creating a shortage of space. This may lead to miscarriage or congenital fetal deformities. Submucosal fibroids, in particular, can increase the chances of postpartum haemorrhage, cesarean section and complications in labour.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consult a gynaecologist without delay. Although there is no permanent medicinal treatment of fibroids, a number of effective surgical procedures are available.
However, some of these can compromise your fertility. If you are considering getting treatment for your fibroids, discuss with your doctor about all of your treatment options.
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