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Uterine fibroid

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: Fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterus. No one knows their cause. Like many tumors (ie: breast lumps) their cause is unknown.
Dr. Zoltan Saary
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nobody knows.: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, but rarely they can turn into malignant tumors (sarcoma!) Nobody knows the cause of any tumors incl ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen=low testosterone= decreased sex drive. Plus the fibroids can cause pain during sex.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Mendez
Dr. J Mendez answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Treating fibroids depends on multiple factors and I would suggest you consult a physician for your specifics. The main issue though is what problems i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allison Urrutia
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not likely: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of muscle from the uterine wall. Growth of fibroids is usually in response to hormones. Many women have uterine fi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hysterectomy: Uterine fibroids are frequently treated with a hysterectomy. Other treatments are Uterine Artery Embolization; Focused ultrasound; myomectomy; and in ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raphael Peralta
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 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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