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Ask Our Physicians: Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy

Posted on September 26, 2016
Robb McKeown, MD
Robb McKeown, MD


My doctor discovered fibroids in my uterus during a pelvic exam and suggested surgery to remove them. Will this affect my chances to get pregnant?

Removal of Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids can be removed from the uterus using a minimally-invasive surgical procedure called a myomectomy that offers patients many advantages, including:

  • In tact uterus so pregnancy can be achieved
  • Smaller incisions 
  • Less blood loss
  • Quicker recovery
  • Ability to attempt pregnancy 6-12 months after surgery

Listen to Dr. McKeown Explain Uterine Fibroids and Pregnancy


About Dr. McKeown:

Robb McKeown, MD sees himself as an educator and health care facilitator for his patients, urging them to take an active role in their obstetric and gynecologic care. In addition to obstetrics, Dr. McKeown specializes in:

  • Robotic and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Myomectomy
  • Abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain management
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence

For more information about Dr. McKeown, please click here to see his profile. He is accepting new patients, and you can make an appointment with him by calling the office at (865) 331-1122.

Disclaimer: please note that this information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to serve as medical advice. If you have a specific medical question or issue, we encourage you to call our office at (865) 331-1122 and schedule an appointment.

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