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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies greatly: Fibroids are benign (non cancerous) tumors of the uterus that are associated with painful, heavy periods. They can be treated with medications that a ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ultrasound &/or exam: Ultrasound can determine if there are fibroids, so can a pelvic exam in many cases. A better question is: why is this an issue? Some studies show that ... Read More
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Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience Radiology
MRI: While ultrasound is fairly good at showing fibroids exist, MRI is excellent for localizing them and telling you whether or not they are "alive". Some ... Read More
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Dr. John Lipman
36 years experience Radiology
Ultrasound usually: Fibroids can be detected on physical exam or imaging or both. Pelvic ultrasound is the most common imaging tool used to detect fibroids, although MRI ... Read More
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A 24-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
Dr. Kevin Daus
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause problems depending on the location. Most common problems are bleeding and pain. Hope this h ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Halin
39 years experience Radiology
Yes: Fibroids can grow in any woman that has not gone through menopause. Fibroids are estrogen dependent so even menopausal women on estrogen replacement c ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
One: A uterine fibroid is a benign, or non cancerous tumor that forms inside the uterus. Usually fibroids do not cause any pain or problems at all. If the ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Traub
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Fibroids themselves are tumors but not cancerous. However, once is a while a uterine cancer can appear similar to a fibroid and it is possible to beli ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
33 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown r ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Uncontrolled growth: The smooth muscle that makes up the wall of the uterus begins to grow in an uncontrolled fashion. The separation of a benign tumor (fibroid or leiomyo ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine i ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
NO: You need script meds or surgery.

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