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what are the signs of a fibroid tumor?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Signs and symptoms: Clinical manifestation can include- heavy menses, dysmenorrhea, pressure/discomfort on pelvic are- which depends on the bulk of the fibroids, difficulty to get pregnant and miscarriages. Due to heavy menses, people can have iron deficiency anemia that can be presented with weakness, fatigue/dizziness etc.
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
Phlebology 35 years experience
Heavy periods are 1: Fibroids cause no symptoms at all in about half of those who have them. The most common fibroid symptom is heavier than normal menstrual flow. The fibroids can also enlarge the uterus and cause pressure symptoms, usually urinary frequency.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

How do fibroids affect pregnancy?

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Dr. Felecia Dawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Sometimes a problem.: Fibroids are estrogen sensitive. Pregnancy is a high estrogen state, therefore, fibroids can grow during this time. Fibroids can prevent pregnancy, increase miscarriage, lead to breech presentation, cause pain as they grow, cause preterm labor, lead to postpartum hemorrhage, and increase the need for cesarean section. You may also need a cesarean if you have had fibroids removed before.
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What causes uterine fibroids, how common are they, and what happens if they are left untreated?

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Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Multifactorial: Fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors of the uterus. They develop because of a mutation in a uterine muscle cell that causes that cell to lose control of its growth. They are very common in some ethnic groups, and present in women of all backgrounds. They can cause heavy bleeding, pain, infertility, and pregnancy complications, or may cause no problems at all, depending on where they are.
A 21-year-old female asked:

What effects does acohol and smoking have on brain tumor? How can I care for someone with brain tumor?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Part of the team: Brain tumors are either benign or malignant and are either primary or due to tumors elsewhere in the body. Any patient with brain tumor needs a team support. There may be a surgeon, cancer specialist, neurologist, radiation specialist, chemotherapy team, rehab therapists, psychological support, etc. You can help by being part of the team. Alcohol in small amounts should not harm but no smoking.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have some bumps under my arm pits like a pimple. I don't feel anytbing hard under the surface like a tumor. But i'll pop them or I see a little white tip & pop it & a lot of white string will come out in each one. What is it? I also have dark pits & I'v

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many things: Could be molluska contagiosum, sebaceous cyst, folliculitis. See your doctor for a clear diagnosis.
A member asked:

I am taking 60 mg phenobarbital daily after my skull tumor operation in 1995. What precautions should I take for my daily routine?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask yourself why: Was it a skull tumor or brain tumor? Why was the drug started in the 1st place? For seizure prevention? Have you ever had a seizure? Do you still need it? If you still need a seizure med, why phenobarbital? That's a bad drug for adults: bad for your bones, not great for your liver either. Go see a neurologist and ask him/her to reassess everything.

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