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Uterine fibroids that remain during pregnancy are monitored by your Katy OBGYN

Uterine Fibroids During Pregnancy in Katy Area

It is estimated that as many as one in five women may develop uterine fibroids. These tumors that grow on either the inside or outside wall of the uterus are comprised of muscle and fibrous tissues. A fibroid may be very small, like a pea, or it may grow quite large. The good news is that fibroids are typically not indicative of cancer, nor do they increase the risk for that disease. However, it is important to know how to manage uterine fibroids during pregnancy. In our Katy office, Dr. Jenkins performs comprehensive diagnostics to assess uterine health as early as possible after conception.

Signs that you may have a uterine fibroid

  • You need to urinate frequently
  • You sense pressure in the pelvic area
  • Constipation is a chronic problem
  • Abdominal pain occurs for no apparent reason
  • Your periods tend to be heavy

Vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain that occur away from menstruation should be evaluated by your doctor.

How fibroids may affect a healthy pregnancy

A fibroid typically develops before pregnancy. However, it is possible that a tumor will go undetected until an ultrasound is performed. Depending on the position of the fibroid, it may also be detected during a pelvic exam. If you know that you have a fibroid tumor before you plan to become pregnant, you can talk with your doctor about the potential complications your particular situation may present.

In most cases, fibroids do not cause pregnancy complications. Of the cases that do, the most common is abdominal pain. Sometimes, mild vaginal bleeding may accompany pain. Neither of these conditions pose a significant risk to the fetus, or to Mom.

What to do about fibroids

During pregnancy, Dr. Jenkins performs thorough assessments as needed to follow the progression of fetal development. If fibroids have been detected, additional monitoring may take place in the form of ultrasounds, which measure the size and location of the growth. This allows proper planning for the safest possible delivery. Depending on the size or position of a fibroid tumor, a Cesarean section may be planned. If symptoms such as pain and bleeding occur at some point during the pregnancy, medication or bed rest, or both, may be ordered.

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Every pregnancy is different. Uterine fibroids present only a minor issue that can be managed with routine care from your experienced obstetrician. For more information, call Jenkins Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Medicine at 855 346 8610.

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Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Falae, Board Certified American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Katy, TX Dr. Stephanie Roy, M.D.

We offer general care, gynecology, and obstetrics services that span all stages of a woman's life. Dr. Taryll L. Jenkins, MD received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and Doctorate of Medicine from Meharry Medical College School of Medicine, TN. He completed his residency training at the University of Texas and Hermann Hospital, TX and is Board-certified from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, with years of research experience.

Dr. Adebola I. Falae, MD, FACOG received her undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC, and medical degree from University of Rochester Medical School, NY. She completed her residency training at Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Women’s healthcare is her primary concern.

Having graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Biological Chemistry in 2011, Dr. Stephanie Roy received her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 2015 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. Today she is a leading professional who works hard to provide you and your family with high quality services. In addition to spending time at the practice, Dr. Roy possesses extensive volunteer experience in the community. She was also a tutor at the Medical Careers Diversity Program in 2012 and since then has spent her free time volunteering for the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

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I absoultely loved him. He supported my natural birth and told me I could do what I wanted. Handled every appointment exceptionally. Very understanding and explained everything very well. He will be delivering any of my future babies! Thanks Dr. Jenkins!

Also, his staff was always very nice to me, maybe ya'll were just hormonal.. :)


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