Can Removing Uterine Fibroids Increase Fertility
In 1917 the renown gynecologist Hofmeier stated uterine fibroid did not cause infertility. Almost that same year in a contrasting paper Olshausen stated that almost 1/3 women with fibroids had infertility. We currently think that the 1/3 women figure is probably a bit high. In a landmark paper written in the early 1980s Victor Buttram reported that infertility, due only to uterine fibroids, only occurs in about 10% of cases. What we think is that large fibroids, or ones that obstruct the fallopian tubes are the most likely to cause infertility. Miscarriage and prematurity are the concerns more than infertility with uterine fibroids.