Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

185 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Will presence of fibroids have an effect on pregnancy after IUI procedure?

Answered by
Dr. Timothy Raichle


Practicing since :1999

Answered : 1681 Questions

Posted on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: plz check my attached report.

I had an iui yesterday, I had one fibroid plz check my report will it affect my pregnancy, I m not able to understand the location of my fibroid, is it inside my uterus? how to shrink a fibroid, what should I do
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
I have a couple of additional questions first...

Detailed Answer:
1. How long have you been trying to get pregnant?
2. Have you ever been pregnant before?
3. How has your doctor explained these findings to you?

I will provide a thorough answer after receiving answers from your questions.
Dr. Tim
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle 8 hours later
2 yrs

yes it is my second attempt in iui, at first also I get pregnant but that resulted in blighted ovum only the sac was present

I had done hsg and then lapo , plz check my attach reports of hsg and lapo I had ovarian drilling also
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Right sided fibroid blocking the right tube

Detailed Answer:
The combination of the hysterosalpingogram, hysteroscopy and laparoscopy really gives a quite clear picture. Fibroids are common, benign tumors of the uterus that can get bigger over time but generally do not cause much trouble except for heavy, painful periods. In your case, there is a fibroid blocking the right tube:

1. The hysterosalpingogram shows a normal left tube and no filling of the right tube. This probably led to the next procedure which included looking in the uterus and then looking into the abdomen

2. The inside of the uterus is normal except for an irregularity towards the opening of the right tube. This is the fibroid on the right side, blocking the tube

3. On laparoscopy, they were able to prove that the left tube was normal and open to the abdomen. The right tube, despite considerable effort, does not fill or spill because the fibroid towards the right top of the uterus is blocking that tube

So there is still a chance at pregnancy because of the open left tube, it is just that the chances of pregnancy are probably less than normal. The fibroid is not really in such a bad location in terms of when you are eventually pregnant, but it is not allowing normal function of the right tube.

With regard to what you can do, there is really nothing you can do. The location of the fibroid would make it very difficult to remove and its removal would probably make the right tube non-functional anyway. So, I would not recommend that a patient with the same finding have this removed.

The only way to shrink the fibroid is a procedure called uterine artery embolization, but this is not guaranteed and would likely not increase the chances of pregnancy significantly. Your best chances at pregnancy include continued attempts on your own, continued attempts at IUI, or IVF.

What has your doctor suggested?

Dr. Tim
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
The left tube is obviously still functional

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the followup information. Given that you were able to achieve a pregnancy, the left tube is definitely working - this is good news even though the first attempt ended up as a miscarriage. The left tube can pick up an egg from EITHER ovary as the ovaries and tubes sit in the pelvis all in close proximity. I am sorry about your miscarriage but from what you are telling me, I am very hopeful that you will be successful at some point.

Dr. Tim
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
Follow up: Dr. Timothy Raichle 1 minute later
Thank u so much.

Yes my doctor is doing iui with me at my first attempt I got pregnant but resulted in blighted ovum now on 17th this month I have taken 2nd attempt. My doctor didn't bother too much for the fibroid I have she said one tube is sufficient for pregnancy. So she really don't bother much. Even I had pcod so she did ovarian drilling and now I m taking obimetsr 500mg twice plus folic acid but vitin b and dexaorange and dhuphaston started from tomorrow Thursday s time she did my iui with fsh injections and one hcg injection I had 2 egg on both my ovaries but only one ruptured, another 1 was still present at the time of my iui but the one that ruptured was on right side and my right tube is blocked so let's c how this iui will work for me

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Medical Procedures ,  
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Miscarriage

doctor1 MD

I came of the pill in August last year; had a miscarriage in December; a period 5 weeks after then another 13 weeks after that. 5 weeks after that I had what I thought might be implantation bleeding - blood once when I wiped, but since then (12 days ago) there has sometimes been some brown (like old blood) with clear very sticky discharge. I ve done a number of pregnancy tests (last had sex 2 weeks ago) and all come back negative. Any ideas what could be going on? (Was on the pill for years so no idea what a normal cycle is like for me!). Thanks in advance.

doctor1 MD

I had miscarriage 6 months back had D&E performed from that time for every period menstrual cramps have increased and frequent constipation and also my HB content is 9. Two days back i had little heavy blood in my stool. My doctor sugsested for colonoscopy as he is suspecting colitis. Does my miscarriage and D&E can be the reasons of bleeding?

doctor1 MD

Hello I had a miscarriage in September 12... In the last 3 weeks I have come on twice, once on my regular date(very heavy as normal) then just after ovulation... Now my period hasn t come as normal. I m having the cramps but nothing is happening! This hasn t happened to me before where I ve had 2 periods in a month. Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Hello, I am a 51 year old female who is having problems with an inability to absorb calcium and I have a Hct of 30. My past hx is hypertension at 14, diabetes at 27. 2 pregnancy full term and 1 miscarriage, and DJD, 2 herneated dics. @ age 50 1st MCI and developed a low sodium count of 112 causing seizures. and in 2 weeks had another heart attack and ended up with a stint in the main branch this all happen in a six period in 2012. And in June 2013 I had a massive stroke and a grand mall seizure. In a coma I was suppose to recover from. being that I was 60 percent brain dead. But I recovered, I had a hx post pardium cardiomyopathy after last pregnancy. And a hysterectomy in 2001, and a gastric bypass in 2003. @ the time of surgery I weighed 337. I weigh 200. And have been down to 185 but no longer take dieuretics as I did before. Because of the low sodium and such. I need to have some fat removed especially the apron. I am 5 foot 6inches. I have had these problems and been near death to many times.

doctor1 MD

I m three moths pregnant last night i bleeded and i hav hypothyroidism i m taking thronorm 88mcg and after bleeding i had a mole around my nose so is it due to heat i my stomach or something else plzz help ASAP.....

doctor1 MD

I am in my 3rd month of pregnancy but i hav observed blood strains is it misscariage or anything else plz let me knw

doctor1 MD

Hello doctor, I had few conversation with you during last two months.I am in the UK and currently at 35 weeks pregnant. History: two miscarriages, one ectopic and this successful pregnancy is with IVF. I had asked you about B12 deficiency, BPD/AC...