Fast Facts about Fibroids and Fertility

Most women who have fibroids do not have problems with fertility and are able to get pregnant. In some cases, fibroids can prevent a woman from getting pregnant through natural methods. However, advances in treatments for fibroids and infertility have greatly improved the chances for a woman to get pregnant, even if she has uterine fibroids. Researchers are still looking into what role, if any, uterine fibroids play in infertility. Currently, though, there are few answers. One study’s results suggest that only submucosal fibroids have a negative impact on fertility (Pritts 2001), but these results are not yet confirmed. The relationship between fibroids and infertility remains a very active research area. Source: http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/fibroids/sub1.cfm.