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Can a woman get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby with a

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Can a woman get pregnant and deliver a healthy baby with a large fibroid tumor in her uterus?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Leah Benson replied 1 year ago.
Yes. Depending on where the fibroid is located and how large it is can determine if there will be any complications or if it needs to be removed prior to conception, but the general answer to your question is yes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are there ways to shrink the tumors before conception?
Expert:  Dr Leah Benson replied 1 year ago.
Yes, there are ways to attempt to shrink the tumors. It doesn't always work as well as we hope, though.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you name a few ways... that's all. Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
can you name are ways to shrink tumors of the uterus please?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you
Expert:  Dr Leah Benson replied 1 year ago.
Yes, most commonly a medication called Lupron is given. It's an injection. Otherwise, there's an outpatient surgical procedure if the fibroids are on the inner lining of the uterus.