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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
9 doctors shared insights

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 having a uterine fibroid cause irregular periods?

Can having a uterine fibroid cause irregular periods?

Yes: Fibroids may cause menstrual irregularities and abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Can dysfuntional uterine bleeding cause a miscarriage?

Dysfunctional bleed: Dysfunctional bleeding is a medical term referring to abnormal bleeding that is caused by hormonal imbalances. So it can't be a cause of miscarriage. But hormonal imbalances can cause both dysfunctional bleeding and miscarriage. It's best to seek evaluation to figure out what's going on. ...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 having fibroids cause missed period?

Fibroids: Fibroids can cause prolonged periods, heavy periods, spotting, painful menstruation ; frequent periods. They don't normally cause a missed period. ...Read more

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Can B12 injections cause irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

Can B12 injections cause  irregular heavy menstrual bleeding?

NO: Vitamin B12 is extremely safe and has no known toxicity. There is no known association with menstruation. See http://www.Crnusa.Org/safetypdfs/013crnsafetyvitaminb12.Pdf if you have heavy bleeding B12 (along with iron & folic acid) will help you make new blood cells. Irregular heavy bleeding may be caused by fibroid tumors or other imbalances and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...Read more

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Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

Quite possible: When periods become irregular, it may be a change in your hormones or a change in the physical configuration of your uterus, which might be fibroids or a polyp. A sonohysterogram is an ultrasound with fluid in the uterus that can help determine if there are polyps or fibroids in the cavity. ...Read more

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Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Sometimes: It depends on why you have irregular periods. Of the cause is that you are not ovulating you will have trouble getting pregnant. Off you keep a calander you may discover tat you are more regular tan is obvious ...Read more

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Can uterine polyps cause pain?

Can uterine polyps cause pain?

it can cause pain: It's possible to have uterine polyps without signs or symptoms. Symptoms include: irregular menstrual bleeding, bleeding between menstrual periods, excessively heavy menstrual periods, vaginal bleeding after menopause, and infertility. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular periods?

What can cause irregular periods?

Lots of reasons!: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What can cause irregular periods?

Many reasons: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

What can cause abnormal menstrual bleeding?

AUB: A variety of things from irregular ovulation, to low platelets, fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis and the perimenopause. Because of the variety of issues possible, its best to discuss with your provider what he/she thinks is the cause. If you're done having children, you may be an ablation candidate. ...Read more

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Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Can heavy irregular menstrual cycles cause memory problems?

Should not cause: That unless you are losing so much blood that you would be so severe anemic and not getting enough blood to the brain which would be extremely rare , you need to be evaluated for other causes of memory loss, please see a neurologist for that and you need to see your gyn to treat the irregular heavy period, no reason to suffer with that. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibriod?

Can abortion cause fibriod?

No: Absolutely no relation between these two things. We don't know why fibroids form in some women but not others, but there's no relationship between having a medical or surgical abortion and the formation of fibroids. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cause vaginal bleeding or menstrual bleeding to become heavier?

Can amoxicillin cause vaginal bleeding or menstrual bleeding to become heavier?

Not likely: Amoxicillin is not known to have any effect on menstruation or vaginal bleeding. You should follow up with the clinic or doctor who prescribed amoxicillin and/or your gynecolegist. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
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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


Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Bleeding (Definition)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating ...Read more