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what is considered a large uterine fibroid

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Fibroids can be from 1 inch to 8 inches, however the symptoms of the fibroid are more important. Does it cause significant bleedign or pain. Also, is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nurit Winkler
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: A 6 cm fibroid can be removed with surgery.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Weix
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spectrum of Options: Ibuprofen or other nsaids are the best first line option to treat painful cycles with fibroids. If the fibroids are large and may be degenerating, pai ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Travis McCoy
21 years experience Fertility Medicine
Can get very large!: Fibroids can vary as to how many form and how big they can grow. These factors are dependent mostly on genetic factors. I have seen them form as lar ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Size not only factor: It depends. For women having regular cycles, up to 8 cm may be normal if it is a simple pocket of fluid. If you have a cyst, your should contact your ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Isaacs
38 years experience Family Medicine
Sub mucoasal fibroid: No, not serious. Not a sign of cancer or anything else scary.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurie Harrell
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
If it can be felt: In general, the doctor usually cannot feel the spleen in the left upper abdomen unless the patient is very thin. If it can be felt in a normal size p ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
All increase risk: Subchorionic hemorrhages are very common and most resolve on their own without causing any problems. Obviously the smaller sizes one to 2 cm are less ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Lipman
35 years experience Radiology
Dying fibroid: When a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, areas of it can die off. This event can be very painful to a patient, even causing her to go to the Emergenc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kind of: A 2 cm polyp is a decent size. If this is an endometrial polyp your doctor can remove it hysteroscopically.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Uterine Division: During embryonic development, the uterus forms as 2 tubes fuse together. The area where they join is supposed to go away and leave an empty uterine c ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Muscle tears: The uterus is a muscle that can rupture, or tear. Most commonly, uterine rupture occurs at the site of scar formation. For example, after a woman has ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Dang
13 years experience Radiology
Small fibroid: An anteverted uterus tilts forward. This is the normal typical position, opposite of a retroverted uterus which tilts backward. A small intramural ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
It depends: This decision is a personal one. If the myoma and polyps are not causing problems, cancer has been ruled out and your are comfortable with your option ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
No: An enlarged uterus is not a "sure" sign of uterine cancer. The uterus can be enlarged for other reasons including fibroids. It is important to be ev ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
A prolapsed uterus: Is a uterus that has slipped out of place, sometimes protruding down through the vagina.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heavy periods: An ablation is a treatment for heavy, painful periods. It is an excellent minimally invasive, non-hormonal option for someone who is done with childbe ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Murray
14 years experience Dentistry
Jaw Alignment: This can't be easily answered. What is considered large in one person is small in another. This is why an individual evaluation is important. Measurem ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No very effective!: An effective non-surgical way of getting rid of fibroids! (actually considered surgery, but not traditionally!).
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-def ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Retroverted Uterus: Is a term to describe a normal variant uterine shape, in which the top of the uterus is bent back towards the spine (back), as opposed to the more com ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gildner
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Will depend what your provider means. Prominent could refer to stripe thickeness or brightness on sono but usually thickness. Much more of an issue in ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spotting with either: Hi Lexa, An endometrial mass is any structure seen in the uterine cavity. A fibroid is a growth from the uterine muscle. This is covered by the lini ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Many women have fibroids with no symptoms. Other women have pain or heavy bleeding. Your doctor can help evaluate with an exam and/or ultrasound.
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