A prospective study on association of primary infertility and fibroid uterus


  • Shikha Aggarwal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Maryam Rahim Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Altnagelvin Hospital, Northern Ireland, UK
  • Tarini Singh Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, SMGS Govt. Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • Debkalyan Maji Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Military Hospital, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India




Fibroid uterus, Primary infertility, Leiomyoma uterus


Background: Implication of fibroid uterus on infertility is still debateable. Co-existence of infertility and fibroid uterus has been observed many times in clinical practice. This study is conducted to ascertain the frequency of primary infertility in women suffering from fibroid.

Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted at AL Qassmi Women's and Children's Hospital, Sharjah - UAE over a period of six months from January 2018 to June 2018. Total 100 patients were participated in the study. All data were collected and analysed using SPPS ver 20 software.

Results: During the study period, a total of one hundred women presented with fibroid uterus were observed. All the cases were within the reproductive age group ranging from 20-43 years of age. 40% for cases were between 20-27 years, 49% cases were between 28-35 years and 11% belonged to 36-43 years of age. Considering the symptoms, infertility was 14%. According to the number of fibroids, in 22% of cases, there were multiple fibroids. The single uterine fibroid was seen in 78% of cases.

Conclusions: Fibroid is relatively common in patients of reproductive age and was associated with infertility in 14% of cases.


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