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Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Depends: Fibroid usually refers to a leiomyoma (benign tumor of smooth muscle) of the uterus. Fibroids are not necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain themselves, but sometimes the tumors can be large in which case removal might result in a noticeable difference. Also, any type of surgery can have some impact on weight, depending on appetite and retaining fluid during recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight : You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume. Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight , but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr .Is dieting safe if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Dr .Is dieting  safe  if one has anemia due to fibroids bleeding ? I'm trying to loose weight that  i've gained , i suspect estrogen to be the cause.

Excess estrogen?: Despite health issues, a change in diet that reduces starch, sugars, and excess fatty foods should not cause harm. I hope you are getting medical help for your fibroids. If they are causing anemia, then something should be done about them. Ask your doc to test your Progesterone level and if it's low take Progesterone (not medroxyprogesterone) 100 mg @ bedtime day 12-25 of your cycle. ...Read more

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Is Advocare catalyst a safe product? Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids? Just worried! want to loose weight and feel energy!

Is Advocare catalyst a safe product?  Could it cause women to have ovarian cyst or fibroids?  Just worried! want to loose weight and feel energy!

As with all...: ...Natural supplements, testing for effectiveness and side effects is not required and is very rarely done, so the answer is, as with all such products, nobody knows. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight with uterine fibroids protruding the belly ?I am tired of living with large fibroids .

See a Provider: You need to see a provider who can thoroughly evaluate you . Fibroids should not be protruding through the belly. If they are cuasing you pain and aggravation discuss this with a gynecologic surgeon in your local hospital. ...Read more

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When should one have sex after the removal of fibroids?

6 weeks: Pregnancy should be deferred longer depending on the size and number of fibroids removed. ...Read more

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Is d&c necessary to be part of hysteroscopy for removal of polyp or fibroid?

Probably: The D&C adds little additional risk to the hysteroscopy and is often beneficial to check the lining of the uterus besides the polyp od fibroid. ...Read more

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Is removing fibroids tumors a good thing to do and get a dnc first done.Before removal.

Is removing fibroids tumors a good thing to do and get a dnc first done.Before removal.

Individual cases: Each surgical case needs to be discussed one on one with a surgeon to know the right approach. At age 60 normally a hysterectomy would be done over a myomectomy. ...Read more

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Can i travell 50-60km in a day after my fibroid removal surgery? If no when can I start travelling?

Can i travell 50-60km in a day after my fibroid removal surgery? If no when can I start travelling?

Dvt : Main concern is prolonged sitting position when traveling. Risk for deep vein thrombosis is higher in immediate post operative period. Delay your travel for 5-7 days. ...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