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GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus  cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

Possible: By "sinking in" of ankles , I assume you mean pitting edema. Large fibroids can put pressure on the large iliac veins that bring blood from the legs and feet. That can cause a backup of fluid in the tissue of the legs and ankles which leaves a temporary fingerprint when you push in on the ankle. There are other causes such as cardiac failure that you should have checked out by your physician. ...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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Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

Can fibroid tumors cause symptoms farther away from the uterus?

If they are large: Fibroids can cause bleeding from the uterus in some cases. Other times they can cause pain and pressure. This happens when they get large enough to press on another structure (like the bowel or the bladder). They would have to be really large to put pressure on anything outside the pelvis. So if the problem is in the pelvis, maybe. If it is in your chest or upper abdomen (belly), that is unlikely. ...Read more

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How can a fibroid tumor on my uterus affect my baby?

How can a fibroid tumor on my uterus affect my baby?

YOUR OB NEEDS: To answer that, it depends where it is and how big it is, cannot answer your ? Without knowing that , many fibriods cause absolutely no problems , some can keep you from getting pg, or make you have a 1st trimester spontaeous abortion or make u deliver early or cause a lot of pain during pg and can sometimes block the birth canal so u need a csection and can make a csection harder to do sometimes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fibroid tumor pushing uterus to one side?

What to do if I have fibroid tumor pushing uterus to one side?

Nothing: If the fibroid is not enlarging so that the uterus or fibroid is felt above the umbilicus, if there is no bleeding or pain and if the individual fibroid enlarges to suggest possible malignant changes to a sarcoma, then nothing should be done. ...Read more

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8 yrs post donation, have pain in morn on the side i still have. Why? Developed fibroid tumors in uterus, is that normal? It came post donation.

8 yrs post donation, have pain in morn on the side i still have. Why? Developed fibroid tumors in uterus, is that normal? It came post donation.

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the uterus are they calcifications?

Can be: Calcifications in the uterus aren't anything to worry about. They are common as fibroids shrink as a women gets into menopause. ...Read more

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Is it true that a 4 inch fibroid tumor in the uterus too big to have a baby with?

Fibroids: No, it is not generally true. Depending on where it is located on the uterus, itmay get in the way of an easy or normal vaginal delivery, but most of the time, it does not, and a c-section is always still possible. ...Read more

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What does it mean to "almost have a collision fibroid tumor on the fundus of the uterus"?I had a subserosal fibroid on my fundus. What does this mean?

Fibroid location: A subserosal fibroid is located on the surface of the uterus, and as such is not going to effect your periods but might create problems depending on what it is protruding up against. Your other phrase was probably inaccurately transcribed because it makes no sense. ...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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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more