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Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

Can a calcified fibroid be removed by hysteroscopic myomectmy? Is it harder to remove then a regular fibroid?

Yes it can: A calcified fibroid can be more dense and hard than other fibroids. If the fibroid is inside the lining of the uterus then a hysteroscopic myomectomy is possible. There is a great procedure called myosure which makes this a fairly easy procedure in experienced hands. In this picture c and d would be perfect for a myosure. ...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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Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Do you need to treat a large calcified fibroid in uturus wall if we want more children . Can I avoid a hysterectomy?

Hard to say: The best information must come from someone who has all the information about your case. Fibroids come in various sizes and locations and the approach to their treatment and or removal may or may not interfere with your ability to carry another successful pregnancy. Get a second or third opinion if needed and try to understand your options. ...Read more

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Calcified fibroid tumors in uterus, is it necessary to biopsy?

Not usually: 50% of women have uterine fibroids by the age of 35. It is not necessary to perform a biopsy, and that is rarely done. If there is concern for cancer, the fibroid and/or uterus can be removed. ...Read more

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What is the best method to address a calcified fibroid tumor that is causing frequent urination and bowel movement issues?

Hysterectomy: I'm going to assume this is a common calcified leiomyoma / fibroid of the uterus and that it's falling forward onto the bladder causing urinary urgency and pushing backward onto the bowel and causing constipation. These calcified tumors are unlikely to regress at menopause and elective hysterectomy might be a reasonable option if your physician is good with it. ...Read more

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What is a partially calcified exophytic fibroid? THW

Types of fibroids: This is a (usually) benign tumor in your uterus. Sometimes these can have calcium deposits ("calcified") and grow outside the normal surface of the uterus ("exophytic") ...Read more

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I've been told i hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should i worry?

I've been told i hv a complex ovarian cyst and multiple fibroids some of which r calcified. D fibroids r inside and outside my uterus. Should i worry?

More information: More information is needed to adequately address your question. Complex ovarian masses in 31 year olds, are typically benign, but your doctor knows your history and can give you expert opinion on that mass. Calcification of fibroids is normal and is not a sign of malignancy. Fibroids can be inside of uterus and on outside of uterus, location can affect fertility, bleeding and pain. Good luck! ...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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Myomettrium is of a coarse echotexture consistent with diffuse fibrotic changes. An11 mm calcified posterior intramural fibroid noted. Please explain ?

Fibroid Uterus: Fibroids are benign smooth muscle tumors aka leiomyomas which are extremely common. I would guess that more than 50% of women over 50 years old have them. They can infarct and become calcified and very rarely cause abnormal bleeding or trouble conceiving but most often they don't cause symptoms. They can be located in the subserosal, sub mucosal or myometrial location. ...Read more

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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