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Do Fibroids Bleed After Menopause
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
Variable: Reduction in size for fibroids is desirable although that is not the basis for treatment. Symptoms are why someone with fibroids is treated. The most common symptoms with fibroids are heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. If you're post-menopausal, bleeding no longer an issue. Other 2 should start to go away over time; if not you could consider uterine fibroid embolization.
Do large uterine fibroids (22 cm) shrink after menopause and how much, if they do? I am a 50 yr old caucasion. I was thinking of waiting until menopause and lettingt it shrink. It isn't causing any problems other than bulk related which I can handle. My d
Leiomyomas: Leiomyomas of the uterus (fibroids) sometimes shrink after menopause, but some women have them actually enlarge. It sounds like yours are very large which concerns me. I would recommend following your doctors advice, or at least obtaining a second opinion, because it sounds like your doctor is concerned they may compress your ureters which could cause kidney damage. Please be re-evaluated or at least seek a second opinion as I am concerned by that.See 1 more doctor answer
Blooding after menopause. Have fibroids. Should I have another ultra sound. Last one two yrs ago. Yearly pap good.?
Bleeding post: menopause is never a normal occurrence. You will need transvaginal ultrasound to evaluate your endometrial thickness / stripe and consider endometrial biopsy if bleeding continues. Hormonal changes are the most likely culprit, though at 58 years young, there are few causes that are considered "benign". Please see your GYN as soon as possible.See 1 more doctor answer
I am 53 years old woman, still menopause is not reached. Heavy bleeding during regular periods of 25 or 27 days. Lots of fibroids in uterous?
Fibroids/bleeding: You need to see a gyn physician as soon as possible. Yes you are in the perimenopause phase which is characterised by menstrual changes from heavy regular to heavy irregular menstrual bleeding. Soon it will change to scanty missed periods in between months. However, in the presence of fibroids the pattern could be affected in an unpredictable way. You also need endomtrial biopsy to rule out cancer.
What causes bleeding from the cervix after menopause? US shows endometrial thickening of 8mm and no change in fibroids. Bleeding is from cervix.
Bleeding: Polyps both endocervical and prolapsed endometrial polyps, cervicitis (inflammation from infection), cervical cancer are some of the causes. In your case I wouldn't expect to see an 8mm endometrium at age 60, so I'm concerned about possible hyperplasia. Trauma from sex can cause cervical and vaginal bleeding as well from atrophy.
Does a hysterectomy bring on symptoms of menopause? My doctor is recommending a hysterectomy to deal with my severe fibroids and bleeding; she calls it "surgical menopause." will I have symptoms of menopause like hot flashes after the surgery? .
3 yr post menopause, no bleeding, 5mm endo/ lining, 2 small fibroids, negative biopsy and pap but atrophy, parabasal cell type. 1 yr pap, or sooner?
Pap history: Those are normal findings. When you need another pap is based on your previous pap smears. If you have no hpv, never had an abnormal pap and have had 3 abnormal paps, you may not need another pap for 3 years. You still need to see your gyn for a physical exam and assess your ovaries.See 1 more doctor answer
Post menopause break through bleeding. Ultra sound. 61 cm endometrial stripe. Heterogeneous uterus with 2 small fibroids. Is D and C necessary?
Not always.: Anytime their is postmenopausal bleeding then an US evaluation of the uterine lining should be performed. If the endometrial stripe is more than 3-5 mm then an endometrial sample should be taken. This can usually be done in the office and does not require a D and C. Sometimes your doctor may want to insert a thin flexible camera into the uterus to further evaluate the lining.
10-12 after menopause I am bleeding, not a lot but any scares me. Why am I bleeding now? Very stressful day and took a walk fof over an hour after 2-3 years. Also did a lot of yard work for the first time this year.
See your doctor: Bleeding after menopause (defined as 1 year without a period or any bleeding) is always a reason to see your gyno. Your activity is unlikely to be a cause. There are some simple causes, such as a dry vagina and bleeding after sex, and some more worrisome causes that definitely need evaluation and treatment (pre-cancers and cancer). Don't worry, but do make an appointment today.See 1 more doctor answer
What is clacified fibroids? I'm in early menopause and have some spotting.. How close should they be watched.
Benign tumors: These are benign tumors of the uterus. Many women have them. They don't necessarily need watching but can sometimes be uncomfortable or bleed.
How true when women gets closer to menopause, new fibroids will not form after multiple fibroids were removed by open myomectomy at age 44?
Possible: Anytime a uterus is present fibroids possibly can develop or grow. It becomes less of a problem as you age, especially if they have to start"from scratch" after having any visible ones removed. Fiboids largely depend on estrogen for growth, so as you get closer to menopause this level decreases.
I have severe endometriosis and I just had surgery to take some fibroids out they want to give me medication to make me go through menopause im 32
Temporary: The medicine will not truly put you in menopause, it is temporary and completely reversible when you stop the drug. The med is for pain mangement; if you don't want to use it, talk with your docotr.
No: Hysterectomy refers only to the uterus so a total hysterectomy removes the uterus & cervix. If the ovaries are not removed this should not cause menopause although the reduction in blood flow to the ovaries can lead to ovarian dysfunction which might result in menopausal symptoms.See 3 more doctor answers
Sometimes: In many women, their fibroids decrease in size after menopause, as many fibroids are estrogen dependent. If they grow after menopause, they should be removed, as they could be a cancer masquerading as a fibroid. If there is enlargement after menopause, do not panic. These are frequently benign, but cancer must be ruled out.See 1 more doctor answer
Opinions on using bhrt after 2 x art tries, causing severe fibroid & cyst issues. Peri-menopausal and dealing with fertility issue. Is it recommended?
BIoHRT: You are a bit young to be peri menopausal. There are many forms of hrt. Biologically identical simply means that te compound is the same as what you body makes. I think these are safe. I think topical is better than oral. A good resource is the north american menopause society (nams) 2012 position statement on hormone replacement. A new review shows women with hysterectomies lived longer on hrt.
Hello, I'm a 49 year old going through menopause with fibroids. What should I expect to happen to the fibroids without blood being supplied? Thanks
What is the risk of triggering menopause if I had a hysterectomy (keeping ovaries) vs if I had an embolization for fibroids?
Can't trigger menopa: Only way you can "trigger" menopause is to stop ovarian function either surgically or chemically. So as long as ovaries are currently functioning just fine, hysterectomy & embolization shouldn't affect their function. Speak w/both GYN and vascular/interventional radiologist who does embolization. Find out which is best for you (or if either is even necessary). Your Family Doc can help sort out inf
I'm 45. No children, peri-menopausal, no period in 3 months, fibroids biggest 8 cm. Can I insist on not having a hysterectomy?
Of course, you can: Since most fibroids are benign muscle tumors which can remain asymptomatic and unchanged till the menopause when they tend to shrink, you should indeed "Insist" on obtaining a clear description of your risks, benefits, alternatives etc. And on the medical-gynecological indications for a hysterectomy in order to make an informed decision that you feel comfortable with (surgery as your last resort.)See 1 more doctor answer
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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