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Do big fibroids move around?

Do big fibroids move around?

Usually not: A uterine fibroid grows from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They are abnormal tumors, of course, but they are not cancer. If they are imbedded in the uterus, they can't move, but they can grow huge and push things around. Occasionally, a fibroid is on a stalk outside the uterus, or has attached to something else near the uterus... one might think these latter fibroids can "move" or have "moved". ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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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Please advise if it's dangerous to leave a big fibroid in uterus?

Please advise if it's dangerous to leave a big fibroid in uterus?

Maybe: Fibroids often continue to grow until menopause. We used to think that only 1 in 1000's became cancerous, but we now think it is closer to one in 350. Fibroids can grow so large that they obstruct the flow from your kidneys or blood returning from your legs. Depending on size and your situation, fibroids may be removed through an open procedure or a roboticly . www.drschapirointhenews.com ...Read more

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What makes the fat around the belly when one has big fibroids?

What makes the fat around the belly when one has big fibroids?

Fat around the belly: Is not caused by fibroids, if you are referring to "pinching an inch" or a roll of flesh hanging over your waistline. However, large fibroids in a thin person can cause the appearance of a large abdomen, although it is not a typically "fatty" abdomen. ...Read more

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Dr/gyn, will taking iron pill make existing big fibroids become even larger?

No: Large fibroids often cause heavy bleeding and anemia due to iron deficiency. Once this occurs, it is hard to take enough iron in a normal diet to make up for it. The supplements help to overcome this. ...Read more

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Dr. Can big fibroid cause heat/hot like on bladder?A mi inflamed ?Do I have an infection?

Dr. Can big fibroid cause heat/hot like on bladder?A mi inflamed ?Do I have an infection?

Depends: Most fibroids will not cause heat. They may rarely become inflammed depending on the type . They may also rarely undergo degeneration which can also cause inflammation. More commonly the "heat" may be due to a bladder infection. You should see your md (urgent care or emergency room if needed). ...Read more

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What can I do if I have bladder infection?Any special pills or food?I also have big fibroids.

UTI and fibroids: Bladder problems are more common with large fibroids. If the infection hasn't cleared, then get an antibiotic prescription. Have a gyn check up for large fibroids and consider laparoscopic surgery. ...Read more

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I removed three big fibroids. How long must I take to start doing house choice What must I eat to prevent the fibroid from growing What vitamins and minerals must I take?

As your doctor!: Its hard to give a precise answer without knowing what type of procedure you had to remove the 3 fibroids. The instructions and restrictions for the different procedures are all different. The best practice would be to ask the doctor who did the procedure for instructions as he is most familiar with your case. Best wishes! ...Read more

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The ER @hospitlal said blood work came out fine.But i feel hot/heat like on the bladder, is this due to big fibroids i ve?Can they be cancerous?Help me

The ER @hospitlal said blood work came out fine.But i feel hot/heat like on the bladder, is this due to big fibroids i ve?Can they be cancerous?Help me

Obgyn visit: You will need to schedule a visit with an Obgyn who can evaluate the testing done at the hospital. The size, location and number of fibroids can be factored in to your symptoms to determine if treatment is warranted. Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. ...Read more

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I am 18 weeks pregnant and have a big fibroid inside the uterus. is it possible to abort this baby now?

I am 18 weeks pregnant and have a big fibroid inside the uterus. is it possible to abort this baby now?

Usually not: Most pregnant women who have fibroids will not experience any complications with their pregnancy either. However, fibroids during pregnancy do increase your risk of miscarriage or preterm labor slightly. Occasionally, complications can arise if your fibroids become very large. Complications can include: postpartum hemorrhaging obstructed labor (if the fibroid grows into the birth canal) fetal malpresentations (sometimes fibroids grow into the uterus, forcing your baby into an unusual position) stalled labor cesarean section ...Read more

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I had a myomectomy & never had any STD to block tubes only big fibroids, tubes were swollen after myomectomy will swelling interfere with ttc?

I had a myomectomy & never had any STD to block tubes only big fibroids, tubes were swollen after myomectomy will swelling interfere with ttc?

Depends: If swelling of tubes are from fibroids blocking blood flow then the swelling should reduce after surgery. If tubes are patent then you should be able to conceive. Sometimes, you may have pelvic infection in the tubes without an STD. I am sure your doctor checked the potency of your tubes Either way, you must be aware of increased tubal pregnancy rates if tubes are nor normal. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am 48 and after a uterus ultrasound I have 7 big fibroids inside my uterus , my ovaries are not working very well I am in hormone replacement . My doctor wants me to have surgery to remove my uterus and ovaries , should I keep my cervix ? Thanks

I am 48 and after a uterus ultrasound I have 7 big fibroids inside my uterus , my ovaries are not working very well I am in hormone replacement . My doctor wants me to have surgery to remove my uterus and ovaries , should I keep my cervix ? Thanks

Personal Choice: Ultimately, that is a personal choice. However, medically, there are no proven benefits to keeping the cervix. It can be somewhat annoying because you may continue to have some spotting if you keep your cervix and take estrogen. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big does a fibroid have to be to merit medical attention?

Symptoms not size: Usually we treat fibriods if they cause pain, heavy bleeding, obstruct the boewls or the bladder, large size fibriods without any complaints do not require removal unless they are growing too fast. ...Read more

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How big is a fibroid 4 CM in the inner uterine wall?

Silver dollar size.: Sounds like it might be 4 cm. That is about 1 3/4 inches. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Benign tumors made of muscular and fibrous tissues that typically develop in the ...Read more