A 29-year-old female asked:
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extreme cramps w/ periods, really heavy bleeding/ large clots. i have a small uterine fibroid but doc says it's too small what else could it be?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Hormonal, an enlarged uterine lining, or from endometriosis. However, even small fibroids can cause a large amount of bleeding.
Answered on Feb 20, 2016
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: Could be adenomyosis when the lining of the uterus producing a period invades the miometrium, could be a fibroid uterus like you mentioned. Just make sure you see an ob/gyn that can adress your problem.
Answered on Feb 20, 2016
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Dr. Douglas Lawson
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Couple of ideas: The small fibroid could actually be adenomyosis, which has the exact same symptoms. Another possibility would be endometriosis. Often times areas of adenomyosis will look like mild fibroid changes.
Answered on Feb 20, 2016
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