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When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

When can I resume sex after fibroid removal surgery & c-section?

6 weeks is safe: Your gyn surgeon would be the person to ask, but the generally accepted standard is about 6 weeks. Most people wait for a post op exam to get clearance from the doctor just to be safe. ...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


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Period 3 times in one month, in a different country at the moment. Had a C-section birth, and have a small fibroid. Is there anything to worry about?

Period 3 times in one month, in a different country at the moment. Had a C-section birth, and have a small fibroid. Is there anything to worry about?

irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid that measures 9cm and my uterus measures 12cm should I get it taken out by c-section or should I try the shot that reduces the size?

I have a fibroid that measures 9cm and my uterus measures 12cm should I get it taken out by c-section or should I try the shot that reduces the size?

Gyn consult : The surgery to remove a fibroid is called a myomectomy not a c-section. You'll need to discuss your case with your gynecologist. There is no right answer for everyone and each case will need to be individualized. ...Read more

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What are the risks when your pregnant with uterin fibroids? Also what are the risks when having a c-section and a hysterectomy at the same time?

What are the risks when your pregnant with uterin fibroids? Also what are the risks when having a c-section and a hysterectomy at the same time?

Increased/substantia: Pregnancies complicated by uterine fibroids are at increased risk for fetal loss, preterm birth, malpresentation in labor, cesarean section, postpartum hemorrhage and cesarean hysterectomy. The latter can prove to be life-threatening major surgery as the vessels feeding the term uterus are huge and multiple. Expert care with maternal-fetal medicine specialist and gynecologic oncologist required! ...Read more

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I'm 39, 2 kids-C Section both,3 fibroids removed ,,9 more left, for 5 yrs now.I missed my period for the first time this month but NO INTERCOURSE !Why?

I'm 39, 2 kids-C Section both,3 fibroids removed ,,9 more left, for 5 yrs now.I missed my period for the first time this month but NO INTERCOURSE !Why?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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36 weeks preg. Baby is normal. Cephalic.Whether a c- section or normal delivery is good for me? I had a prev myomectomy removed very small fibroids(2cm)

36 weeks preg. Baby is normal. Cephalic.Whether a c- section or normal delivery is good for me? I had a prev myomectomy removed very small fibroids(2cm)

Operative report: Having a c-section after a myomectomy is dependent on the extensiveness of your surgery. If your surgery required entry into the inner uterine lining, then you might be at a higher risk of uterine rupture with a normal vaginal delivery . However your fibroids seem very small , unlikely to have done significant damage , especially if laparoscopic. Check with your ob; i'd lean towards vag delivery. ...Read more

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I have 3 fibroid and i'm 30 weeks pregnant . Is it possible to give a natural birth or c section? And how bad it is they 5 CM I the lower uturis

Fibroids and birth: Woman can usually have natural birth when there are fibroids. When the fibroids are larger and in the low part of the uterus, they are more likely to interfere. They can cause obstruction, bleeding and increase the risk of ruptured uterus. Your OB can help determine if c section is necessary. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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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