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20 fibroids compress the mother’s uterus, causing malnutrition for the fetus

20 fibroids compress the mother's uterus, causing malnutrition for the fetus 3
20 fibroids compress the mother's uterus, causing malnutrition for the fetus 3

Ms. Quyen discovered multiple uterine fibroids three years ago, but the tumor was small and treatment was not indicated.

At the 28th week of pregnancy, the doctor diagnosed the baby with slow growth due to uterine fibroids competing for blood to feed the fetus.

Ms. Quyen rests, limits heavy work, takes nutritional supplements, and has prenatal checkups every week.

Doctor Yen Thu (far right) and the cesarean section team for Ms. Quyen.

On January 25, Dr. Nguyen Thi Yen Thu, Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, said that the cesarean section process went smoothly, but the tumor could not be removed during the same surgery because the pregnant woman lost blood and the risk of hemorrhage was high.

The premature baby girl weighed 1.3 kg (normal gestational age should reach nearly 1.7 kg), and received non-invasive ventilation.

Doctor II Pham Le My Hanh, Head of the Department of Neonatology, Neonatal Center, said that after 1.5 months of nursing, the baby weighed 2.1 kg, drank 50 ml of milk each time, and was discharged from the hospital.

20 fibroids compress the mother's uterus, causing malnutrition for the fetus

Ms. Quyen’s daughter’s feet when she was discharged from the hospital.

Ms. Quyen needs regular check-ups and surgery to remove the tumor after 6-12 months if the tumor continues to increase in size or causes dangerous complications such as menorrhagia or bleeding.

According to doctor Yen Thu, during pregnancy, the incidence of uterine fibroids is 3-12%.

A 2022 study by a group of authors from many hospitals in China followed about 313,910 women of reproductive age, the probability of developing uterine fibroids during pregnancy is approximately 4%.

Currently, there is not much research on the mechanism by which uterine fibroids lead to premature birth.

Doctors recommend that pregnant women with uterine fibroids need to monitor their pregnancy.

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