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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
Nothing: There is nothing you can do with your diet to alter estrogen and/or shrink fibroids. Discuss w/your gyn.
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Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience Radiology
You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 i would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatmen ... Read More
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14 years experience Infectious Disease
Hard to say: It's very hard to second guess another doctor when we have no clear information or imaging by which he made the diagnosis.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A fibroid under the lining of the uterus(submucosal) will look just like an endometrial polyp on many imaging studies.
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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Yes: Some polyps are fibroids and are referred to as pedunculated. Some polyps are from the lining of the uterus. Fibroids are almost never cancerous other ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenan Omurtag
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple fibroids : Can be removed rather easily with one surgery but a lot depends on the location. A pelvic ultrasound or MRI can inform the gynecologist of the best su ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Fibroids: I am not sure why you were suggested to have ultrasound repeated. I would assume that there may have been either incomplete visualization or the radio ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a f ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
8 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine growths: Fibroids are benign growths of smooth muscle of the uterus. They are not precancerous, however, they can cause symptoms. Some symptoms of fibroids inc ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Benign uterine tumor: Uterine fibroids are benign uterine tumors that occur in over 50% of women by the age of 35. These tumors arise from the muscle cells of the uterus, ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Benign uterine tumor: Fibroids are growths, usually ball shaped, that are made of uterine muscle. To doctors, a tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue and does not necessari ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Smooth muscle tumor: Fibroids are growths of the smooth muscle of the uterine wall. These are almost always benign, but they can become large. Different people may have 1 ... Read More
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