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Aisha was 38 when I saw her in 2007 with a long history of infertility and fibroids making her look 5 months pregnant. She underwent a myomectomy in which 31 fibroids were removed. She had a normal pregnancy and delivered a healthy boy by cesarean. She recently came in with her 16-month old son.
When I originally saw her her uterus was the size of a 20 week pregnancy. An MRI showed multiple fibroids. She underwent a myomectomy to remove the fibroids.
Her uterus, before the removal of fibroids, and the fibroids that were removed are shown below.
Now, four years after her myomectomy and successful pregnancy her uterus is normal size.
Comment: Some of my most satisfying moments as a gynecologist are seeing women who thought there was no hope for having children come in with their babies. — Paul Indman, M.D.