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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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Dr .Is dieting safe if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Dr .Is dieting  safe  if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that  i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Excess estrogen?: Despite health issues, a change in diet that reduces starch, sugars, and excess fatty foods should not cause harm. I hope you are getting medical help for your fibroids. If they are causing anemia, then something should be done about them. Ask your doc to test your Progesterone level and if it's low take Progesterone (not medroxyprogesterone) 100 mg @ bedtime day 12-25 of your cycle. ...Read more

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I had blood work done ,no thyroids or any illness accept for urine Fibroids and Anemia .my hair has been thinning out .What could be the cause then?

Fibroids, anemia: Hair changes (thinning, brittle, or even loss of hair) common with significant anemia one can get from fibroids. Interestingly, this is completely reversible once the anemia is treated. Other signs of anemia include being tired/weak, lightheaded/dizzy, palpitations, migraine-like headaches, and chewing/craving ice. Get your hemoglobin and iron levels checked. May need to get fibroids treated. ...Read more

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My hb is 8.9 due to fibroids & anemia.I was @ the hosp for check up last wk. I've noticed right leg is retaining h20 near the ankle.What's the cause?

My hb is 8.9 due to fibroids & anemia.I was @ the hosp for check up last wk. I've noticed right leg is retaining h20 near the ankle.What's the cause?

Deep Venous Thrombos: The most common cause of one swollen leg is lying with that leg hanging down. However, leg swelling, especially on one side only, is a symptom of leg clots, which can be life threatening. You should certainly show it to a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr.'s, apart from fibroids & anemia due to fibroids, i was told no thyroids .What's causing my hair not to grow?I've also been wearing a wig for a year.

Dr.'s, apart from fibroids & anemia due to fibroids, i was told no thyroids .What's causing my hair not to grow?I've also been wearing a wig for a year.

Tough one: I don't know the book to refer to, bot many diiferrent problems can interfere with hair growth. Fist chech and see if the root is attached to the hair . If not the are breaking. High androgen levels, thyroid problem and familial hair patterns can come i yo play. Check the hormone levels see a derm to examine you scalp and try treating the problems separately. Have you wig checked. ...Read more

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Chronic iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

Chronic  iron def & anemia (5 yrs) . Iv iron good for 6 months. No endometriosis, fibroids, colon polyps, etc. Wth? (3 endoscopes, 2 colonoscopies)

May not be colon: You do not mention that you have seen a hematologist. You may need to do that for further workup, if no cause for bleeding is found. Also, there is a way to look at the small bowel to make sure the bleeding is not coming from there, called a capsule endoscopy, where you swallow a capsule with a camera in it. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia. Well I had 2 periods since surgery . Should I worry?

Heavy periods after hyperscopic mynoctectomy  on Aug 7th. Dr removed 4 fibroids. I had heavy bleeding and anemia.  Well I had 2 periods since surgery . Should I worry?

Follow up : It is important after surgery to schedule a follow-up visit with your surgeon. That Doctor is going to be in the best position to know what happened during surgery and what to do after. After myomectomy there is often some irregular bleeding that takes a little time to resolve ...Read more

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What's causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

What's  causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to  Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia  due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

Hair loss in women: Well you've already had the thyroid checked. Being anemic can cause all kinds of problems. Alopecia areata is a immune disorder where your own immune system attacks your hair cells. Infections can also cause loss as well as lupus. If you have itching as well you may have something else going on in your body..as an example, gallstones, which can cause itching and hence hair loss. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more