There is evidence that fibroids cause reduced fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage in the first and second trimester of pregnancy. They have also been associated with reduced success rates of fertility treatments and increase the risk of premature delivery.
Some women never know they have uterine fibroids. Most fibroids are found during a routine internal examination. If you are experiencing pain or have recurring symptoms, your gynaecologist may recommend an ultrasound to differentiate fibroids from cysts, tumours and other pelvic masses. Most fibroids don't need treatment unless the symptoms are causing severe problems. In rare cases fibroids can contribute to infertility and some surgery treatments can cause sterility.