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Dr. Lydia Collins
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids is also known as Fibroid. Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


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I have my period delayed for more than 40 days. I have done 2 pregnant tests at home which was neg. And usg that shows a cervical fibroid. What shud i do?

I have my period delayed for more than 40 days. I have done 2 pregnant tests at home which was neg. And usg that shows a cervical fibroid. What shud i do?

See gynecologist: I need more information about the size and area where fibroid grew specifically. Your gynecologist will explain to you what is next plan of care. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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After open surgery fibroid removal first period was 10days delayed and now 11days awaiting for period, not pregnant, is it normal ? thxs

After open surgery fibroid removal first period was 10days delayed and now 11days awaiting for period, not pregnant, is it normal ? thxs

Not unusual: It's not unusual to have some abnormal bleeding following an open myomectomy. If it persists after a couple of months, you may need to be evaluated to see if you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Dr.Gyn, I took next choice pills -2 the 4th time in a yr. Didn't have symptoms and I have a large fibroid . My periods have delayed .Am I pregnant?

Dr.Gyn, I took next choice pills -2 the 4th  time in a yr.  Didn't have symptoms and I have a large fibroid . My periods have delayed .Am I pregnant?

Could be, do a blood: Preg test , and u should not have to use Next Choice 4 xs in a yr , u need to get on reliable birth control and have your fibroid assessed as it may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Gyn.I ve a large fibroid, it's like been 6 months pregnant I was told . If I became pregnant will the uterus burst/rapture? My periods have delayed .

Gyn.I ve a large fibroid, it's like been 6 months pregnant  I was told . If I became pregnant will the uterus burst/rapture? My periods have delayed .

Hmm.: Your uterus won't 'burst' or rupture if you get pregnant. That is a risk is you have had certain types of surgery on your uterus (c-section, or myomectomy) and become pregnant. But if you have never had surgery on your uterus it would be extremely rare for it to 'rupture'. If your uterus is really that enlarged from the fibroid, it will make the pregnancy high risk and fibroid may need to be remov. ...Read more

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Is it at all possible for a large uterine fibroid to stop or delay your period?

Is it at all possible for a large uterine fibroid to stop or delay your period?

Unusual: Your cycle can be affected by many things, stress, medicines, ovarian cysts and fibroids can affect your cycles as well. Usually fibroids will cause your cycle to be heavier, longer or more frequent. It depends on what is considered large. I would rule out other causes before assuming it is the fibroid. ...Read more

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Is it still possible to have fibroids if you haven't had al period fpr a year?

Is it still possible to have fibroids if you haven't had al period fpr a year?

Yes: Having uterine fibroids is independent of your period. Fibroids are benign tumors that involve the uterus. While most pre-menopausal women with fibroids have no symptoms, it is very rare for post-menopausal women to have any symptoms (and of those they are usually recently post-menopausal and complain of increased urinary frequency). ...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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more


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