Uterine Fibroids Surgery
If you have fibroids and plan to get pregnant, it may be advisable to have them surgically removed before conceiving especially if the fibroids are large. There are a few factors to consider.
In general, it is recommended to allocate at least 6 month rest period from the surgery to
conception. This is to allow the fibroid surgical scar to heal properly.
If uterine rupture occurs during the third trimester, it poses a significant risk to the baby
and mother. The baby may be stillborn and if the baby survives, it may suffer from permanent
brain damage (cerebral palsy). The severe bleeding in the mother may also lead to maternal
mortality. For some women who had previous fibroid surgery, it may be safer to undergo an
elective Caesarean Section.
Our experienced fibroids gynae is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of uterine fibroids and
will be able to provide you with relevant information and advice on being pregnant with
fibroids. He will assess your condition thoroughly, including the size and location of the
fibroids, before guiding you through your pregnancy journey while looking out for any potential
problems that fibroids in pregnancy may pose.