Fibroids and Fertility
Can fibroids affect your fertility?
Whether fibroids affect your fertility, and therefore whether you need them removed, depends on the size of the uterus and where in the uterus, the fibroid is located.
If the fibroid is located on the inside of your uterus (submucosal fibroid) distorting or obstructing the uterine cavity or blocking the fallopian tubes, they are highly likely to be affecting your fertility by interfering with implantation and most specialists would recommend their removal.
However if the fibroid does not affect the lining of the uterus, they have much less effect on your fertility and you may not need to have anything done about them.
How do you treat fibroids?
Fibroids can be removed surgically. Removal of small fibroids located entirely within the uterine cavity is normally straightforward and can be done as a day surgery case using hysteroscopic surgery.