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How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

How do I tell if I have uterine fibroids?

Assess your symptoms: More common symptoms of uterine fibroids are: bleeding between periods; heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); menstrual periods that may last longer than normal; need to urinate more often; pelvic cramping or pain with periods; sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen; pain during intercourse. Pelvic exam may be revealing. Pelvic imaging may be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery. ...Read more

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I know I have fibroids in my uterus, will this stop me from becoming pregnant?

I know I have fibroids in my uterus, will this stop me from becoming pregnant?

Probably not: Most women with fibroids have no trouble becoming pregnant, but it depends on the fibroid location. More problems can be encountered with fibroids after pregnancy begins than prior. ...Read more

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I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

I have 3 fibroids outside the uterus? Can I have pregnancy first before removing it?

Probably: If the fibroids are outside the uterus and not too large, you should be able to finish childbearing before they are addressed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have 2 fibroids, 1 is 7.9cm and behind my uterus, the other is small.Can i still get pregnant.Am worried. I don't want to be operated cos am scared.

Absolutely: There are some issues with fertility in women with uterine fibroids. They usually involve the mass effect of the fibroid and less available uterine lining for implantation. Since up to 70% of women have uterine fibroids, most women with uterine fibroids are able to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I've fibroids which i was told , it's like being 5 mnth pregnant.There are on top of the uterus , i want to keep my uterus .What surgery shld i do?Thx

Depends: Myomectomy is probably what you are thinking of. It means removal of the fibroids from the uterus. I may be performed with a laparoscope or by a larger incision or laparotomy. Some newer procdures are uterine artery embolization and ex ablate. Ask your doctor for information about all of the above before making hour final decision. ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...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


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