Q: Morning Doctor. I am in terrible pains as I write this. I am 12weeks pregnant and I have been having this deep and penetrating pain in my Pelvic region. I was at the hospital and was sent for a Scan, it showed that I have Anterior Fibroid, the Lady who attended to me say there is not much that can be done since I am pregnant and I should take paracetamol. This has not changed anything at all. I can’t sleep properly due to the persistent pain. Now my question is this, will this pain or growth affect my baby? I have waited so long for it that I can’t afford for anything to go wrong. Secondly, will I have to be with this pain considering I still have a long way to go? The girl was in such a hurry to dismiss me I was not satisfied with it. Please this is urgent doctor. This pain is unbearable. Thanks a lot.
A: Hello dear, I’m really sorry that you have to go through this. Some women find out for the first time that they have fibroids when they get pregnant. Most of them cause no problems during pregnancy. However, some of them may cat up.
Indeed, fibroids during pregnancy are managed conservatively…that is they are not managed aggressively. It’s kind of a wait and see approach. What you appear to be going through is called red degeneration in which the fibroid outgrows its blood supply causing it to turn red and die. This leads to intense abdominal pains and contractions. I would have expected more empathy from the medical personnel (I assume) who saw you. Please be sure that you are seeing an obstetrician who will help you during this pregnancy. Many patients with fibroids in pregnancy have normal pregnancies and deliveries.
Will this pain last forever? Usually it occurs around 12 to 22 weeks of pregnancy and bed rest for a couple of days coupled with pain killers should do the trick. Judicious fluid intake is also advised. Your obstetrician may give you another analgesic (NSAID). Please discuss with him. And don’t worry…this too, shall pass 🙂
For more on fibroids, please click on this link: https://chatwithdrketch.com/2014/05/29/daily-health-tips-are-there-other-treatment-methods-for-fibroids-other-than-surgery/
Have a good night, sweetheart…and feel better soon 🙂
Lots of hugs coming your way.
Good night, y’all 😀
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