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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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What causes Uterine fibroids?

What causes Uterine fibroids?

Nobody knows.: Uterine fibroids are benign growths of the uterus, but rarely they can turn into malignant tumors (sarcoma!) Nobody knows the cause of any tumors including fibroids. ...Read more

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Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

It depends on: Who is standing or sitting on your uterus. It would be uncommon for fibroids to cause pain with changes in position unless they are quite large. ...Read more

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What causes uterine fibroids, how common are they, and what happens if they are left untreated?

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. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids - large one right side- can this cause pain around umbilicus (right)? Scared of ovar. ca.

Depends: fibroids are like knots in a tree, that just exist as a irregularity, but have no effect on its ultimate health. They do not inherently cause pain unless they are degenerating and even then the pain is usually excruciating. If your pain is mild to moderate, it might be something else unless your fibroi is so large that it is compressing a structure. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Can uterine fibroid cause middle left back pain?

Yes: These types of pains can be caused by fibroids and can be severe if they persist seek medical attention as these symptoms can be signs of other medical issues. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can uterine fibroid cause iugr?

IUGR: There are many potential causes of iugr, and uterine fibroids, if restrictive of the placenta or fetus could certainly be a possible cause. ...Read more

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Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Help please! could calcified uterine fibroids cause cancer?

Unlikely: But watch for increase in size in which case you need an experet gynecologist to advise you about required treatment. ...Read more

Fibroids (Definition)

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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more