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6 Cm Fibroid Tumor
Had a CT done told I have one 22cm fibroid tumor on uterus about a month later had transvaginal ultrasound and told it was multiple tumors about 9 CM is this possible? In no pain should I do anything?
Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more
Can cause problems: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer if the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibroid tumor: Fibroid tumors are quite common. They are benign smooth muscle tumors arising in the uterine wall of reproductive-age women and can result in irregular menses, abdominal pain and/or enlargement, and, in some cases, reduce fertility by obstructing implantation or irritating the endometrial lining. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be good: A fibroid that outgrows it's own blood supply may "infarct" and start to "degenerate". This stops growth and may cause a decrease in size. Now the bad news, it's painful and may lead to other problems like fever or infection (not common) or inflammation that cause adhesions (common). Fibroid degeneration is most common in pregnancy and usually does not require rx other than pain control. ...Read more
Depends: Having fibroid without symptoms nothing should be done. If causing significant symptoms there are medicines that can help temporize, but often the woman will be left with of 1of 2 choices: surgery or uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). Ufe is safer, less invasive, shorter recovery than surgery and effective > 90% of cases. Also she can keep her uterus which is important even if family complete. ...Read more
Depends: Fibroid usually refers to a leiomyoma (benign tumor of smooth muscle) of the uterus. Fibroids are not necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain themselves, but sometimes the tumors can be large in which case removal might result in a noticeable difference. Also, any type of surgery can have some impact on weight, depending on appetite and retaining fluid during recovery. ...Read more
Dumb luck: Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. ...Read more
Surgery if Symptoms:
No medication permanently shrinks fibroid tumors. If you have symptoms options exist to help improve them:
myomectomy (cutting out fibroids, repairing uterus) for women who desire future pregnancy
hysterectomy (fibroid uterus removal), preferably laparoscopic or vaginal routes, best choice if family complete
uterine artery embolization - injection of foam to block uterus blood supply. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a grapefruit sized fibroid tumor-- is it ok to wait 4months to have myomectomy?
Likely yes: The ultrasound exam should indicate any changes in the leiomyoma (fibroid tumor) that would be cause for concern. Otherwise, waiting four months, as the tumor has likely been around for many years, should not be an issue. You should definitely discuss this with your gyn surgeon, though. ...Read more
Why would fibroid tumor grow back just a month after having it removed with dnc? Can those spread in other organs? What will obgyn do now?
Serious issue: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors (leiomyomas). If surgically removed they are not likely to grow back, and if they do they should do so slowly as they are slowly-growing tumors. So if there has really been re-growth documented, for example by ultrasound, in just a month something else is going on. Have your doctor check the pathology report for any sarcomatous tissue. ...Read more
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Depends: Fibroids can interfere with labor but it's rare. It depends of the size and location of the fibroid (s). If located in the lower uterine segment and large in size, fibroids have a higher chance of interfering with labor. However, generally speaking, most women with fibroids tend to have no problems with labor or delivery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek another cause: These tumors are very common and while they can cause heavy periods, they are unlikely to stop you from having your periods. ...Read more
What kind of herbs should I take to shrink or get rid of fibroids tumors? Any foods to avoid too.?
None.: Fibroids are not affected by anything you eat or avoid eating. ...Read more
Fibroids: A uterine fibroid is the most common benign (not cancerous) tumor of a woman's uterus (womb). Fibroids are tumors of the smooth muscle that is normally found in the wall of the uterus. They can develop within the uterine wall itself or attach to it. They may grow as a single tumor or in clusters. Uterine fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and frequent urination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more