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Doctor insights on: Best Uterine Fibroids Program

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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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


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Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

Is abdominal myomectomy an effective treatment for uterine fibroid tumors?

No: I would highly recommend removing them laparoscopically (minimally invasive approach). Although this method is more difficult to perform, for the patients, there will be great benefit (cosmetically small pleasing scars, 2 week recovery, less pain, quicker return to work). Please do your homework and find a skilled laparoscopic surgeon. The differences are night and day! ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

What's the best treatment for uterine fibroids?

Depends: The "best" treatment depends on many things..Do they bother you? Are you done having kids? Are they growing rapidly? You definitely need to discuss options with your doc, but they include doing nothing, minimally invasive surgery removing just fibroid, minimally invasive types of hysterectomy, open hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization. Find the option that best fits your needs/desires. ...Read more

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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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What's the best option to treat big (18 weeks) uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: Removal (myomectomy) if wanting children/more children. You may need to be on Lupron first to stop any bleeding and help shrink the fibroid a bit before removal ...Read more

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Successful ufe in 2005; can myomectomy help my bladder issues--18 wk uterus size?

Successful ufe in 2005; can myomectomy help my bladder issues--18 wk uterus size?

Uterine Fibroids: The fibroid is creating an environment structurally similar to carrying a 5 month pregnancy! as the uterus enlarges, the bladder loses its' capacity and this leads to frequency of urination, leakage of urine, and indirectly more frequent urinary tract infections. ...Read more

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How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

How to cure endometrial polyp with fibroids?

Depends... D&C?: well, it depends on how much it is causing.. most of the time over 40 I recommend a uterine biopsy (called a EMB done in office) that is not 100% but pretty good to be sure not really a cancer. then if ok can try medical things to shed it or may need a D and C ( if u dont want more kids, ask possible ablation at same time0... hope this helps ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Can a 1.6cm anterior uterine fibroid negatively affect IVF embryo implantation?

Not if it is in the: Muscle, if it is in the endometrial cavity , if could but I am sure if it was in the cavity your doc would have already removed it before ivf. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

Can a vaginal ultrasound see uterus and endometrial cancer?

TransVaginalUltraso: You mean Transvaginal Ultrasoundthat uses high frequency sound waves to create images of your internal organs.This will detect abnormalities in uterus,fallopian tubes,ovaries and vagina.Transvaginal means through the vagina.It can see images of uterus and detect Endometrial Cancer ...Read more

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43yo with a posterior intramural fibroid 5x5x4cm. Endo stripe is 3mm. Uterus 10x6.5x6.2cm. Doc advised TVH. any input about size of uterus for TVH.

43yo with a posterior intramural fibroid 5x5x4cm. Endo stripe is 3mm. Uterus 10x6.5x6.2cm.  Doc advised TVH. any input about size of uterus for TVH.

Should go well: The overall size of your uterus seems fine to try for a vaginal approach. A much larger uterus can still even be removed vaginally if other conditions are favorable, such as an adequate size of pelvis, a mobile uterus, and lack of scarring in the pelvis. ...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

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How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

How will uterine fibroids influence my pregnancy?

Increase risk: Fibroids most commonly do not affect pregnancy. However if they are large or on the inside lining of the uterus, they can cause complications such as miscarriage, preterm labor and preterm birth. Sometimes they increase the likelihood of a cesarean section. ...Read more

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Is a hysterectomy after menopause the best answer for hormone therapy if you have uterine fibroids?

It depends: Most fibroids shrink in menopause, even if you are treated with low-dose hormone therapy. If, however, fibroids grow during menopause, that is a red flag for possible trouble. Hysterectomy will be your best bet to rule out the possibility of a cancerous growth, and to prevent further fibroid growth. Furthermore, you can then use estrogen alone which may be safer than estrogen plus progesterone. ...Read more

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What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

What are estrogen receptors? For someone with uterine fibroids?

Receptors: Receptors are part of the cell that interact via messages or stimuli (in this case estrogen) and initiate a response due to a stimuli. Estrogen can cause fibroids to grow while in menopause, when there is lack of estrogen, the fibroids shrink Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

Is uterine fibroid due to abortion?

No: Neither abortions nor miscarriages cause uterine fibroids. They are tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus that develop in some women for unknown reasons. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more