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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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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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I went to the ER due to severe pain in my right side. The ER doctor said I had numerous fibroids. They ruled kidney stones but could not see it. What should I do?

I went to the ER due to severe pain in my right side. The ER doctor said I had numerous fibroids. They ruled kidney stones but could not see it. What should I do?

Get to GYN: The er is there for an emergency; they have to take their best guess and make sure your not dying. You may need an ultrasound if not done but you probably had a ct. See your ob/ gyn, he may have felt them on pelvic but they are harder to see on ct scan than ultrasound. ...Read more

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Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Which is likely to cause a feeling of need to urinate&bladder discomfort: few small (1 is 2 cm) fibroids or kidney stones in the calyceal diverticulum?

Kidney stones or UTI: Kidney stones are frequently associated with UTI. You should check this first. Typically large fibroids push on the bladder and it is slow and continuos process. Abrupt onset of symptoms is usually directs towards bladder and kidneys problems. ...Read more

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I was recently told that I have uterine fibroids on the outside of my ute. And also have white patches on my cervix. Have bad lower back pain lately.

I was recently told that I have uterine fibroids on the outside of my ute. And also have white patches on my cervix. Have bad lower back pain lately.

Fibroids & pain: When uterine fibroids produce such severe pain, they are usually beginning to degenerate (rot on the inside). You need to see a GYN MD and discuss options for treatment. ...Read more

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I lately feel pressure on my lower abdomen/bladder and rectal pain. I have 2 non obstructive kidney stones, lower herniated disks and a 3 CM fibroid?

I lately feel pressure on my lower abdomen/bladder and rectal pain. I have 2 non obstructive kidney stones, lower herniated disks and a 3 CM fibroid?

Fibroid or disc: Front pelvic pressure bladder pressure could be the fibroid or a bladder infection and also a pain pressure feeling in. Pelvis and rectum from herniated disc. Referred pain, recommend seeing your gyn to make sure no infection and then check pelvic ultrasound to assure fibroid not grown, then if all ok will need ortho eval of the back to decide treatment. ...Read more

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Can a kidney stone in my uterus stop me from concieving?

Can a kidney stone in my uterus stop me from concieving?

No: A kidney stone will be your kidneys, not your uterus. It should not do anything to prevent conception. ...Read more

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If you have pain from uterine fibroids, can you make it go away with medication?

Sometimes: You can take ibuprofen or naproxen as needed to ease the pain. Sometimes doctors recommend birth control pills or other hormones to help it, too. ...Read more

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My periods been normal (5 days), U/S report few uterine fibroids: biggest 3cm, but my last period keeps non-stop: today 8th day ie.15ml daily. Pls advis?

My periods been normal (5 days), U/S report few uterine fibroids: biggest 3cm, but my last period keeps non-stop: today 8th day ie.15ml daily. Pls advis?

Gyn evaluation: There are many options for heavy menstrual bleeding. Surgical and medical options can be considered. You will need to see an Obgyn who can do an exam, testing and evaluation of your sonogram to determine what the next step is for your unique situation. ...Read more

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Degenerating uterine fibroids how long will this take?

Degenerating uterine fibroids how long will this take?

Menopause: Most fibroids do not degenerate on their own while ample estrogen is around and they are not too big. Once you go through menopause the estrogen levels drop and fibroids begin to die and shrink. ...Read more

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Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

It depends on: Who is standing or sitting on your uterus. It would be uncommon for fibroids to cause pain with changes in position unless they are quite large. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

Alternatives: Fibroids can be shrunk with use of Lupron (leuprolide) Depot medication used over a period of months, but the change is reversible when the medicine is stopped. Fibroids can also be treated by Uterine Fibroid Embolization which is done by interventional radiologists and is not surgery. Neither one is appropriate if one is hoping to conceive. ...Read more

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus. ...Read more

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I want to know if a uterine fibroid is harmful to an unborn baby?

I want to know if a uterine fibroid is harmful to an unborn baby?

Typically not: Fibroids can interefere with any part of the reproductive pathway from fertilization (blocking fallopian tube opening) to delivery (blocking birth canal) and all points in between. It can cause an early fetal demise and can cause premature labor. However, most women with fibroids and a developing fetus will do just fine. The fibroids will tend to grow and woman watched more closely by obgyn. ...Read more

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What is Chronic TOA when referring to uterine fibroids diagnosis?

Not a fibroid: TOA is tubo-ovarian abscess. This is not a fibroid. It is an abscess involving one tube and ovary that has been present for a long time and usually walled itself off. This requires surgical management because it can't be penetrated by antibiotics but can rupture and spill infection. The tube and ovary are frequently unsalvageable and must be removed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is eating penaunt butter a good idea if one has uterine fibroids?

It doesn't matter: Eating peanut butter doesn't affect fibroids either way. Fibroids can grow in response to estrogen, so avoid soy products which contain plant estrogens. ...Read more

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I was told that I have uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Does this happen frequently?

I was told that I have uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Does this happen frequently?

Not that rare: Although most of the time these two conditions occur in isolation, most gynecologists have encountered patients with both fibroids and endometriosis. Some patients have lousy luck! ...Read more

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I have suffered from uterine fibroids for years. Is there a solution that will not involve surgery?

Absolutely yes: Consider uterine fibroid embolization (ufe). It is performed by interventional radiologists physicians specifically trained in minimally invasive procedures. It can be performed as an outpatient, treats all the fibroids in the uterus, and is successful at relieving symptoms in >90%, and covered by insurance. There is no need to suffer and no need to have surgery you don't want. ...Read more

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I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

I need help with the back pain due uterine fibroids?

Uterine fibroids: Please see a GYN doctor or your family practice doc. If they are not able to help get a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is uterine fibroid embolization? How do you treat it?

What is uterine fibroid embolization? How do you treat it?

A procedure: Uterine fibroid embolization is a procedure that is used to treat fibroids of the uterus. It involves blocking off the blood vessels that supply the fibroids. IT is one option for people with symptomatic fibroids. The risks and benefits of this procedure should be discussed with a gynecologist. along with alternatives and the procedure itself discussed with an interventional radiologist ...Read more

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Is it rare for women to have a uterine fibroid embolization?

No: It is very common for patients to have a uterine fibroid embolization. In fact, it is now part of the treatment algorithm for a fibroid uterus according to the american society of ob/gyn. It is very effective for fibroid disease. ...Read more

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After surgical removal of uterine fibroids. How to take care?

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After surgical removal of uterine fibroids. How to take care?

Follow-up visit.: If a patient had surgery, the patient should make a follow-up visit with their surgeon so she or he can examine them and make sure everything is healing okay. At that appointment, the patient should receive more instructions. If not clear about immediate post-surgical instructions, please call the surgeon. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hello doctors, can uterine fibroids be removed with laporoscopy?

Fibroids: Yes, but size and location are critical in succeeding in what's called a myomectomy. The current method is "on hold" as the FDA is reviewing the method of removing the tumor (s) from the abdomen in a laparoscopic method. ...Read more

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Will I need surgery to get rid of my uterine fibroids?

Fibroids: If you have heavy periods, severe cramps surgery is a good alternative if medication therapy failed. If it s just an incidental finding, just make sure you get a pelvic exam once a year. ...Read more

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How to get rid of uterine fibroids without having surgery?

Fibroids: The only way to currently & truly "get rid" of any fibroid is surgery. The best situation is a solitary smaller fibroid that is accessible to hysteroscopic resection where there are no incisions other that in the uterus, or uterine artery embolization or using freezing or microwaving but these only "shrink" the tumors and in my opinion are quite experimental. ...Read more

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My mom has uterine fibroid. Can it be cured without surgery?

Yes: Some fibroids do not need surgery. Fibroids that cause bleeding, pain, increase in size, prevent pregnancy or put pressure on different organs need treatment. Sometimes, bleeding can be controlled with birth control pills or repo provera (medroxyprogesterone). Bleeding may also be controlled with embolization. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Kidney Stone (Definition)

Solutes precipitate and combine to form stones formed of calcium oxalate usually around a nidus of uric acid. Other solutes that form stones are ca and mg phosphates, cystine, and uric acid staghorn calculi form in the presence of chronic urinary tract infections. Stones can be painful, may require ...Read more