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Old 01-07-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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kelliedyan HB User
FNH and pregnancy

I'm new to the boards but I've been doing some reading and it sounds like most people here have been told to have the FNH removed before getting pregnant, is this necessary? I was told by my GP and OBGYN (who I don't think had actually heard of this before) that it would be ok to be pregnant with this and that a lot of people do it without even knowing that they have FNH so to go ahead with plans to have our second baby. Does pregnancy cause the FNH to get bigger or multiply? I'm freaking out about the two masses that I have, I don't think I can handle more. They also told me it was ok to keep taking my birth control pill until I'm ready to have another baby but everything I've read says to stop. I'm so confused.
Also, I just got diagnosed on Tuesday and haven't stopped thinking about it since then and protecting my liver from everything. I won't even hold my 2 year old on my right side because I'm scared she'll kick it. Does the fear ever go away? I can't get myself to stop thinking about it.

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Old 01-07-2010, 05:29 PM   #2
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Re: FNH and pregnancy

what is FNH?? many people may not know, sorry.

Old 01-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Re: FNH and pregnancy

Hi Kelliedyan

I had an adenoma which is different to FNH however a friend's sister just had an appt with my liver surgeon to discuss her FNH case (which is 12cm by 12cm).

He told her that she can become pregnant and have babies no problems at all. She will just have to have monthly or bi-monthly (can't remember which one) ultrasounds once she is pregnant to monitor the FNH. It will not "explode" or rupture either during pregnancy or now.

FNH don't rupture, only adenomas can so you are quite safe to pick up your little one and lead a normal life. Your doc is right - many people have FNH but with no symptoms so you are at no more risk now that when you were undiagnosed.

My liver surgeon doesn't recomend removing FNH as they will never turn cancerous or rupture, I guess they just sit there living their life with you! The only time they would consider removing it is if it were causing excessive pain.......having had a liver resection myself 5 months ago I would try and avoid this at all costs!

Good luck to you.


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