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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

Can a pituitary tumor cause thyroiditis?

No: Hi. No, a pituitary tumor can't cause thyroiditis. Pituitary tumors can cause hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism (by different mechanisms), but can't cause thyroiditis. If both are coexistent, they're independent. All the best! ...Read more

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What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

What damage can a pituitary tumor cause?

Many: It can do nothing and just sit there for the rest of your life, or it can overproduce or shut down pituitary hormone secretion/production. If it's big enough, it can cause visual problems (loss of peripheral vision). ...Read more

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Can a 1cm fibroid cause symptoms?

Unlikely: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read more

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Why the uterine tumor cause polycythemia not anemia?

Why the uterine tumor cause polycythemia not anemia?

Can be: Related to the idea that certain tumors can secrete hormones similar to your own red blood cell stimulating hormone(erythropoietin) that cause your bone marrow to increase red cell production and your overall red blood cell counts. Anemia from cancer is often related to inflammation that stuns the bone marrow or just "replacement" of the bone marrow when the cancer spreads. ...Read more

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Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

Can a brain tumor cause you lightheadedness?

Yes: Brain rumors can cause lots of symptoms including lightheadedness and imbalance. Brain rumors are not common though, and more frequently lightheadedness is caused by other things like low blood pressure, dehydration, etc. You should get checked out by your doc ! ...Read more

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Can a uterine fibroid be causing pain?

Can a uterine fibroid be causing pain?

Yes: Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms. However, as they grow they can be responsible for increased bleeding and pain. Pain may be only during menses or all the time or only with activities such as sex. ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Can uterine polyps cause anemia?

Yes: Yes if polyps are large enough to cause heavy or irregular menstruation. ...Read more

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Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Can an ovary cause bad your period cause a tumor or cysts?

Yes: If an Ovary is not functioning right because of cysts or a tumor it may present as abnormal menstrual bleeding ...Read more

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Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Can a bleeding ulcer be the cause of microcytic hypochromic anemia?

Yes.: A bleeding ulcer could cause iron deficiency anemia (low red blood cell count). If the bleeding is severe and persists for a while, red blood cells will be small (microcytic) and have relatively less oxygen-carrying hemoglobin (hypochromic). Thanks to m. Dinapoli, med student. ...Read more

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Can a very large subserosal uterine fibroid cause dvt?

Yes: A large uterine fibroid can compress an iliac vein and cause dvt. It is fairly unusual, but certainly possible. ...Read more

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Can a hernia cause cancer?

Can a hernia cause cancer?

No, but..: If you mean hiatal hernia (stomach pops up into chest): can increase backflow of stomach contents, which can increase esophagitis, which can cause pre-cancerous changes (barrett's esophagus), which can sometimes cause cancer, then yes, indirectly, and on occasion, hernias can cause cancer. Otherwise things like inguinal (groin) hernias do not cause cancer. ...Read more

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How could a brain tumor or other lesion cause severe insomnia?

How could a brain tumor or other lesion cause severe insomnia?

Related to location: Brain lesions effects the brain based on the function of the brain and the area it is located. If you have a tumor that is located in the area of the brain effects you consciousness then it will effect you consciousness. ...Read more

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Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Can a putitiary cyst cause hyperthyroidism?

Not likely: Hyperthyroidism is almost always caused by the thyroid, usually either graves disease or a toxic multinodular goiter. It is possible for a pituitary tumor to make excessive tsh, which stimulates the thyroid, but this is very rare. Pituitary mris are very sensitive and pick up a lot of small stuff that may not be significant. See your endocrinologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How can a fibroid tumor affect me?

Fibroid tumor: Fibroid tumors are quite common. They are benign smooth muscle tumors arising in the uterine wall of reproductive-age women and can result in irregular menses, abdominal pain and/or enlargement, and, in some cases, reduce fertility by obstructing implantation or irritating the endometrial lining. ...Read more

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Can having a B12 deficiency cause cancer?

Can having a B12 deficiency cause cancer?

No: Vit B12 deficiency does not cause cancer. But one can have both cancer and vit B12 deficiency diganosis in the same time ...Read more

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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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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