Can I take Fertinatal (DHEA) if I have fibroids?
In short the answer is- Yes!
A small portion of fibroids are stimulated in growth by estrogen and because androgens (in small amounts) are converted to estrogen, DHEA raises estrogen levels a little. Therefore, DHEA can induce growth of fibroids. However, this is exceedingly rare! The increase in estrogen levels caused by DHEA is nothing in comparison to the increases from fertility drugs let alone 9 months of pregnancy. Therefore, DHEA is not contraindicated with fibroids if you want to conceive. We always recommend speaking with your doctor or health care provider before taking any of our supplements.