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Is there a connection between endometriosis and uterine fibroids?

hi,
i have a family friend that has been diagnosed with having an endometrioma and uterine fibroids after suffering severe abdominal pain for nearly two years. she had no problems conceiving previous two children aged 9 and 4. she has just been placed on a waiting list to have endometrioma removed. i just wanted to know if you could tell me is there a connection between endometriomas/endometriosis and uterine fibroids? what are her chances of conceiving after surgery even with uterine fibroids not removed?
thanks

Sarah...
Answer: Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. Endometriosis can affect a woman’s fertility and it is related to fibroids. The fibroids do not cause infertility but slightly increase the chances of miscarriage. So your friend may have some trouble conceiving and early pregnancy problems. Best wishes, Alex
Answered: 01 Mar 2008