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Can The Pain From Uterine Fibroids Mimic Kidney Stone Pain
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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
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
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?
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?
What can cause pressure/cramping in pelvic area especially after eating? Gi problems, kidney stones, fibroids, endometriosis or herniated discs
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.
Per CT report, 20+ pound uterus, full of fibroids, compressing my right kidney and ureter. Is this emergent or routine?
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
No: A kidney stone will be your kidneys, not your uterus. It should not do anything to prevent conception. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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