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what sort of disorder is uterine fibroids?

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Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
Dr. Marianne DiNapolianswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 8 years experience
Uterine growths: Fibroids are benign growths of smooth muscle of the uterus. They are not precancerous, however, they can cause symptoms. Some symptoms of fibroids include abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding. They can be treated with hormonal medications or surgery if they are extremely bothersome.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Uterine Fibroids: Fibroids are benign growths in the uterus that can cause problems depending on the location. Most common problems are bleeding and pain. Hope this helps.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 18 years experience
good answer. Wishing you'all the best
Feb 9, 2012
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Some women also experience pelvic pressure or the need to empty their bladder frequently if the fibroids are pressing against the bladder. Other women suffer from constipation or back pain. Some fibroids cause no symptoms.
Jul 11, 2012

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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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A 27-year-old member asked:

How will having a tipped uterus influence my baby and my labor?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Not much...: Some women with a tipped (retroverted) uterus can experience pelvic discomfort during the first trimester as the uterus grows out of the pelvis. The orientation of the uterus will not influence your baby. Alternatively, some women may experience "back labor" due to the tipped orientation of their uterus.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
There are some risks: Uterine didelphys or "double uterus" is when the uterus and cervix are paired. There is increased risks of bleeding, fetal malpresentation (breech), premature labor and issues related to the growth of your baby.
A 30-year-old member asked:

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.
Birmingham, AL
A 36-year-old female asked:

Does endometrial hyperplasia typically present with an enlarged uterus?

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Dr. Adam Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
No: If it presents in any way, it is usually abnormal bleeding. Hyperplasia won't enlarge your whole uterus - just abnormally thicken the lining.

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