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Kandi Burruss had in-vitro-fertilization after she struggled with her husband Todd Tucker to produce a child, which was seen on season seven of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Burruss opened up about her troubles conceiving with women’s health expert Dr. Jessica Shepherd on “The Dr. Oz Show.” The expert talked about how Burruss has fibroids.

“It was basically the location of her fibroids and basically that she had previous surgery before that made it a little bit more difficult to conceive,” Shepherd said.

According to Shepherd, it all depends on where the fibroid is located when it comes to conception. If it’s in the cavity of the uterus, it can create an environment that has a lot of inflammation and take up space. This can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting inside the uterus.

“No, actually the number one complaint of fibroids is heavier periods. It can also causeconstipation heavy bleeding during periods, urinary frequency. It all depends on location,” Shepherd said. “Depending on the size of the fibroid, it can cause infertility and conception issues.”

“It’s one of those things that just happens,” Shepherd continued. “Usually, family history plays a key part in whether or not someone will have them. Usually, if a mother, sister, or grandmother has fibroids, most likely a woman may find herself with fibroids.”

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