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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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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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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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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?

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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Does fibroids make my period late?

Does fibroids make my period late?

Fibroids: Fibroids can cause missed period, prolonged periods, heavy periods, spotting, painful menstruation ; frequent periods. ...Read more

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Can your period make you anemic if fibroids?

Can your period make you anemic if fibroids?

Yes: A common problem caused by fibroids is excessive menstrual bleeding that can lead to anemia. If you must change a pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours for 1 to 2 days every month, there is a chance you are becoming anemic. You should see your doctor. Fortunately, not all fibroids cause heavy bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

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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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