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Is uterine fibroid with cystic degeneration cancerous?

Is uterine fibroid with cystic degeneration cancerous?

Usually not: "cystic degeneration" usually means that a portion of the tumor has died as a result of its blood supply not always being adequate. If the tumor is troubling you, or if it is growing rapidly, or the radiologist has other concerns, you should consider having it removed or you may be given other options such as embolization. If there are other warnings of cancer, you must have it removed. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html#g ...Read more

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Can anterior subserous fibroid affect pregnancy?

Yes: This depends on fibroid size and location and especially if the fibroid extends or protrudes into the uterine cavity. Fibroids respond to estrogen (high in pregnancy) by increasing in size. They may revert to normal size after pregnancy. They can also interfere with normal labor. Most obstetricians measure them with ultrasound monthly or so during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is posterior subserosal fibroid?

Subserous fibroid: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids are on the outside covering of the uterus. Posterior means towards the back. ...Read more

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Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium. Uterine nodule - leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Uterine wall- non secretory surface endometrium over myometrium.   Uterine nodule -  leiomyoma of uterus without cellular atypia. Uterine cervix- chro?

Path report: Is this a biopsy? Are you bleeding? Results of a hysteroscopic procedure? Go to the post procedure follow up and discuss the next step with your gyn physician. ...Read more

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What does this mean? "Fibroid uterus w/notable partially degenerated 1.7 cm fibroid in myometrium of the right uterine cornua. Atrophic right ovary"

What does this mean? "Fibroid uterus w/notable partially degenerated 1.7 cm
fibroid in myometrium of the right uterine cornua. Atrophic right ovary"

Interpretation: A fibroid is a smooth muscle growth in your right section at the top of your uterus next to the right Fallopian tube. It is in the process of "falling apart"(degenerating) which can cause bleeding and pain. The right ovary is shrunken (atrophic) which is common in post menopausal women. ...Read more

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with anteverted bulky uterus, anterior intramural, posterior intramural, fundal subserous & fundal pedunculated fibroid?

I have just been diagnosed with anteverted bulky uterus, anterior intramural, posterior intramural, fundal subserous & fundal pedunculated fibroid?

Are you symptomatic?: Sounds like you had pelvic us and reported the location of certain fibroids in the uterus. 3 locations: submucosal (central, against the uterine lining), intramural (in the muscular middle), and subserosal (outer, on the edge). Anterior (front) posterior(back). Fundal is top of the uterus. Pedunculated means it's on a stalk (but this term is often used to describe any fibroid away from uterus). ...Read more

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Meaning of subserous fibroid?

Subserous fibroid: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids are on the outside covering of the uterus. ...Read more

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Is 5.8 CM fibroid large?

Fibroid Size.: That is a 2.28 inch fibroid. I don't know if there is an official size cut off to determine 'large'. However, it certainly isn't as big as some fibroids - they can be the size of a mellon. ...Read more

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What leiomyomatous uterus?

It means fibroids: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer of the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. They can also be found incidentally and cause no symptoms or problems. ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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Can MRI of pelvis detect uterine fibroids?

Yes: Mri is very good for detection of uterine fibroids. It can determine the size & locations of the fibroids. It can show if the fibroid is degenerated or active, particularly if used with contrast. Mri can be used to guide fibroids treatment, particularly with regards to uterine fibroid embolization which is less invasive than surgery. ...Read more

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U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

Hysterectomy: Your gynecologist must discuss this with you as soon as possible. There are many ways to determine if things are OK or not and the gynecologist will help you. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Fibroid tumors in the uterus are they calcifications?

Can be: Calcifications in the uterus aren't anything to worry about. They are common as fibroids shrink as a women gets into menopause. ...Read more

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Do degenerating fibroids actually shrink in size?

After menopause: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. They do not often shrink before that time. You can read more about degenerating fibroids here http://www.fibroidsecondopinion.com/2013/06/degenerating-fibroid/ ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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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