Can you die from fibroids - Doctor answers

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Can a person die because of fibroids?

Can a person die because of fibroids?

Possibly: If you have very heavy periods that do not stop and you do not seek care. Please make sure you are followed closely by your gyn. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Do fibroids feed of or grow when you or one takes a morning pill (72 for pill)? Is there a chance that they will die?

Do fibroids feed of or grow when you or one takes a morning pill (72 for pill)? Is there a chance that they will die?

No and probably no.: I doubt that taking the morning after pill will cause fibroids to grow. It is also unlikely they will go away on there own. ...Read more

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Can you die with or can 9cm fundal fibroid kill you? And how long can one wait before surgery? Thank you.

Death unlikely: A 9cm fibroid is unlikely to kill you. Its not a cancer. It can cause pain, heavy bleeding, Anemia, painful periods and other annoying symptoms. Treatment is usually done because of these symptoms. You can wait until the symptoms are bad enough to make you happy to get rid of them. Keep in mind that the fibroid will continue to get bigger and make the surgery more extensive. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is it likely to bleed to death from uterine fibroids?

Is it likely to bleed to death from uterine fibroids?

No, but seek help: While it is not likely to bleed to death from fibroids, the amount of bleeding, size of clots that come out can be very scary to women. These heavy bleeding episodes (menorrhagia) can cause profound anemia. The most common symptoms are extreme lethargy, lightheadedness/dizziness, chewing/craving ice, migraines. If you feel you are bleeding profusely, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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I am in the 30 "s, how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids? And what foods shld I eat and avoid?

You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 I would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) that you might be interested in ...Read more

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(question got cut off) new 1.1cm intramural fibroid, told repeat u/s in 4 months. Why is this important since fibroids r so common & a benign finding?

Fibroids: I am not sure why you were suggested to have ultrasound repeated. I would assume that there may have been either incomplete visualization or the radiologist wanted to make sure it is not something else. Talk to the ordering doc and ask him that question. He may contact the radiologist and ask him directly. ...Read more

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What is the curse of fibroid?

What is the curse of fibroid?

Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Uterine growths: Fibroids are benign growths of smooth muscle of the uterus. They are not precancerous, however, they can cause symptoms. Some symptoms of fibroids include abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding. They can be treated with hormonal medications or surgery if they are extremely bothersome. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Benign tumor: Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They are benign and non-cancerous. They're often asymptomatic but can cause disabling symptoms in some women which will require treatment. Fibroids are particularly common in african-american women. Up to 80% of these women during childbearing years have fibroids. Fibroids tend to occur earlier, be larger, and more numerous in these women. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

What are fibroids?

Benign uterine tumor: Fibroids are growths, usually ball shaped, that are made of uterine muscle. To doctors, a tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue and does not necessarily mean cancer. Fibroids are benign, or non cancerous. They are more dense than normal uterine muscle and can cause pain, pressure, bladder or bowel symptoms, painful sex, and/or heavy, painful menstrual periods. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids?

Not known...: ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part. ...Read more

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Can you feel fibroids?

Yes: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are hard and firm to the touch. When they are located in the front of the uterus they can be felt by the patient or the physician on physical exam. They can enlarge a woman's uterus like a pregnancy and its size is often compared in those terms. ...Read more

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Are fibroids palpable?

Fibroids vary a lot: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle growths in the uterus. They tend to grow until a woman reaches menopause, at which tine they begin to shrink. Some fibroids can be so large as to mimic a 5-month pregnancy! others are small enough to be seen only on ultrasound, and cannot be felt by the examiner. If you believe you are feeling a fibroid, please get an exam to be sure of your findings. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Where can fibroids grow?

In the uterus: Fibroids are benign muscular growths that can occur in the wall of the uterus. They can occur on the inside of the wall, right in the middle, or on the outside. Commonly they cause no symptoms, but they can cause pain and/or bleeding, especially if they are large. ...Read more

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Can fibroids move about?

Maybe: Fibroids must be associated with the uterus. The uterus moves around and fibroids that are on the outside of the uterus on a stalk (exophytic) can move around. ...Read more

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How can I treat fibroids?

Multiple ways: Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc.
There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age, fertility issues and location of fibroids. Myomectomy, hystrectomy, possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments.. ...Read more

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How are fibroids treated?

How are fibroids treated?

Different treatment: Surgical removal,
watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic
hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding
non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more