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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 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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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


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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