Pregnant, scan shows fibroid, does it affect the mother and baby? - Online Doctor Chats
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i have a doubt. my wife is pregnant with 7.4 weeks
yesterday she was scaned and in reports there is a large fibroid 10.3*9.9*8.3cms fundal fibroid adjacent to the gastational sac on the left side
and in addition a second fibroid 4.6*4.4cms is identified antero-laterally on the right side
does it affect my wife and baby
However there have been many instances where fibroid and pregnancy were found coexisting on antenatal scans.
Since we cannot treat fibroid during pregnancy, the treatment here would be just monitoring.
Your wife will need regular antenatal scans as well as frequent follow-ups with her gynecologist.
And as I mentioned, there are high chances that your wife will go on to deliver a normal child.
Have you followed?
an anteverted bulky utereus with a single live intra-uterine gestation. the crl of the total companant is 1.2 cms which coresponds to 7.4weeks. there is a well defined yolk sac measuring 4.9mm. the fetal heart rate is 160 beats/ min, regular. there is no peric-chorionic haemacoma. the cervix measures 4.4cms in length. the XXXXXXX os is closed
does the fibroid is in utereus?
The details you submitted now does not mention about fibroids in it.
Usually fibroids are located in the uterine musculature.
During pregnancy it is difficult to differentiate where exactly the fibroid is.
however sometimes with good experience and luck a radiologist can be able to locate the exact location of fibroid (myometrial / submucosal / subserosal).
Have you followed what I suggested?
ok. is there any chance of reducing the fibroids with pills
Medical pills are not the regular treatment of fibroid. But there are pills which are known to reduce its size.
we cannot give them at this stage.
Pregnancy can be grossly affected with the use of such pills.
We need to wait and observe regularly.
Treatment for fibroid would be suggested if the fibroid gets complicated due to pregnancy.
is the baby in good condition?
At present, the scan indicates every thing is normal.
please suggest the diet
But your wife needs to be very caution for the first 3 months of pregnancy.
There is no special diet for pregnancy and fibroid together.
She can take all the diet, with restriction on some particular food.
it means she needs to take full rest
Those food that needs to be consumed in less amount are papaya, unripe mangoes, sea food, uncooked non vegetarian food / egg, etc.
Yes, it would be better if your wife is in proper rest.
Avoid any strenuous physical activities such as running, jumping, skipping, bending, lifting heavy objects and so on.
she is having some pain in her back
The pain is common.
does this fibroid effect the growth of baby?
It can occur in most pregnant women.
You need to be worried if the pain is very severe and associated with severe bleeding.
As I mentioned earlier, fibroid can affect pregnancy and vice-versa, the growth of baby are affected rarely.
please suggest to go for treatment for fibroid or to continue
60-80% women go on to deliver normal baby even with large fibroids.
I think you haven't followed what I suggested earlier.
Fibroid is one of the common issues in young reproductory age group women.
In many cases, especially when patients are asymptomatic
fibroid is detected during pregnancy as in the case of your wife.
As I mentioned, though fibroid can affect the course of pregnancy, we do not recommend any treatment for it
as the treatment has high chances of complicating pregnancy.
Hence we only suggest patients to monitor the symptoms and report back if there is a problem.
The doctor with repeated scans will monitor the progress of pregnancy
and in the rarest event if growth is affected by fibroid, they will suggest what can be done then.
My suggestions for proper rest is because your wife has fibroid,
With adequate rest, we can reduce this chances.
So the treatment for now is to monitor closely,
avoid any strenuous physical activity.
Treatment for fibroid - either surgical or medical can be done after delivery of the child.
Hope it is clear to you now.
thanks doctor. thank you very much.
Do you have any other query?
if any i will chat. thnks
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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