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A 48-year-old female asked:

is it true that fibroids can cause gassiness and abdominal/bladder pressure? does the size of it matter regarding symptoms?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Possible: Yes it depends on the size and the location for example the back of the uterus might cause more of a problem the a smaller or even moderate sized one inside the uterus.
Dr. John Lipman
Radiology 36 years experience
They can: Fibroids can cause the symptoms you describe but so do other things. You should get this checked out if this persists. Fibroids are hard/firm tumors of the uterus which can be asymptomatic but if they cause symptoms they do so based on location in uterus. Those along the lining cause heavy periods, those in front can cause bladder symptoms and those in back can cause constipation, low back pain.

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Husbnd has stg 4 cirrosis liver cncer, I know the cirrosis is stage 4 but confused about how severe (what stage) liver cancer is?

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