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Doctor insights on: Correlation Between Kidney Stones And Uterine Fibroids

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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.

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

Fibroids & pain: When uterine fibroids produce such severe pain, they are usually beginning to degenerate (rot on the inside). You need to see a GYN MD and discuss options for treatment.

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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.

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Will kidney stones in my uterus prevent me from conceiving?

Confused: Kidney stones are located in the kidneys, not the uterus. Perhaps you have something else in your uterus, like fibroids. Fibroids can prevent you from getting pregnant or carrying a baby to term at times, but often they can be present and cause no problems for pregnancy.

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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.

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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.

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Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

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.

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How can I treat uterine fibroids except surgery?

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.

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How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

How can I treat uterine fibroids without surgery?

Fibroids: The answer depends on the specifics of your situation and findings. The easiest scenario is the person who has a solitary fibroid that is not significant in size or location in the uterus.

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I want to know if a uterine fibroid is harmful to an unborn baby?

I want to know if a uterine fibroid is harmful to an unborn baby?

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.

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What is Chronic TOA when referring to uterine fibroids diagnosis?

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.

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Is eating penaunt butter a good idea if one has uterine fibroids?

It doesn't matter: Eating peanut butter doesn't affect fibroids either way. Fibroids can grow in response to estrogen, so avoid soy products which contain plant estrogens.

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


Kidney Stone (Definition)

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