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what does a uterine fibroid look like

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
40 years experience Family Medicine
MRI findings: Uterine fibroids can appear as dense masses on MRI, or increase in density in the layers of the uterine muscle. Ovarian cysts are often fluid fille ... Read More

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Any: But usually those >4cm likely to be symptomatic. Any fibroid that is dying (necrosis) can cause severe pains. Doctors always should consider othe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. J Mendez
Dr. J Mendez answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fibroids: Interesting and difficult question to answer, but main issue is heavy bleeding for the woman. It is certainly debilitating as most patients have conve ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Pelvic and medical: exam. You have 2 separate issues and certainly get examined for the sensation of something falling out. For heartburn use antacids and OTC omperazole ... Read More
A 36-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.
A 37-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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A 32-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. 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 32-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 50-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

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