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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 have my period delayed for more than 40 days. I have done 2 pregnant tests at home which was neg. And usg that shows a cervical fibroid. What shud i do?

I have my period delayed for more than 40 days. I have done 2 pregnant tests at home which was neg. And usg that shows a cervical fibroid. What shud i do?

See gynecologist: I need more information about the size and area where fibroid grew specifically. Your gynecologist will explain to you what is next plan of care. ...Read more

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How does a gynocologist choose between rec for endo biopsy vs d&c? For pt w/cancer hx, thickened endo wall, fibroid, cervical bump, shall i go4 d&c?

How does a gynocologist choose between rec for endo biopsy vs d&c? For pt w/cancer hx, thickened endo wall, fibroid, cervical bump, shall i go4 d&c?

Purpose will be same: D&c kept the gold standard for a century , where cervix is dilated and plenty of endometrium is scraped for biopsy, is quick and needs anesthesia. Where endometrial biopsy a catheter is inserted and suction biopsy is done most of the time with sedation in the office , both will get endometrium for biopsy , ask gyn doc will tell which will be better for a reason. ...Read more

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How can a fibroid get pushed through the cervix?

How can a fibroid get pushed through the cervix?

Intracavitary fibroi: A fibroid growing in the cavity of the uterus - intracavitary fibroid - while it's growing can get stretched and pushed (by uterus cramping) so that it actually comes out the cervix into the vagina. The fibroid can then be removed vaginally. ...Read more

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How long does it take a posterior intra mural fibroid of 10.8*9.5mm near cervix to grow?

Well: At age 45 you may be heading towards menopause in a few years. The fibroid would actually be expected to shrink once that happens. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid by my cervix , I am planning to get an abortion . Will this cause complications ?

I have a fibroid by my cervix , I am planning to get an abortion . Will this cause complications ?

IT depends on where: and how big the fibroid is. Fibroids are typically inside the uterus, so as you say it is by the cervix there is certainly a risk of immense bleeding if a trocar or instrument is inserted into your cervix, which will happen if there is any instrumentation associated with abortion procedure. I would be very careful in making sure the healthcare provider performing this procedure has a strategy. ...Read more

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If I have a fibroid covering half of my cervix can I still get pregnant?

If I have a fibroid covering half of my cervix can I still get pregnant?

Probably: A fibroid that is covering part of your cervix is not likely to prevent pregnancy. However, it may increase your risk of pregnancy loss depending on the exact location and size. A fibroid can also grow during the course of a pregnancy and cause problems. Discuss specific treatment recommendations with your doctor. ...Read more

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8weeks pregnant with fibroid history.is it too early for a cervical stitch ?

8weeks pregnant with fibroid history.is it too early for a cervical stitch ?

YES!!!: unless you have an incompetent cervix or history of this, then there is no logic in suturing the cervix. ...Read more

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Could a prolapsed fibroid be felt right above my cervix.should I go to emergency room..cuz I feel it pressing against the open in of my cervix?

Could a prolapsed fibroid be felt right above my cervix.should I go to emergency room..cuz I feel it pressing against the open in of my cervix?

Yes, no: That is where it can be located, but this does not represent an emergency unless you are bleeding excessively, or with signs of infection (severe pain and fevers). ...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


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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