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What are fibroids please? scan is showing a 5cm x 4cm object in uterus but doc can't tell if it joined onto lining or not so got another scan 2 weeks

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Dr. Andrew Doe answered

Specializes in Radiology - Interventional

They are tumors that are not cancer, but can cause heavy periods, fullness in your pelvis/belly, and discomfort. The best imaging exam is an mri. Ultrasound gives you an idea, but MRI is the best study.

Answered Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Lillian Schapiro answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

A sonohysterogram, injecting fluid into the uterus while doing an ultrasound, is the best way to tell if the fibroid is in the cavity. These cramp, so you may want to take Ibuprofen before. If it is in the cavity, it can probably be removed with hysteroscopy. Otherwise you may need a davinci robot myomectomy or open myomectomy.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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