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Do Fibroids Cause Endometriosis
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
Not typically: There can be fibroids that have cancerous changes in them called sarcomas (muscle tumors - the uterus is a smooth muscle) that can be a very aggressive cancer. These are usually associated with rapidly growing fibroid tumors. Speak to your gynecologist to learn more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SOMETIMES: Women who have endometriosis will have more difficulty getting pregnant then those that do not have endometriosis. Endometriosis will make you less fertile not sterile. So some women do get pregnant despite endometriosis. The more severe the disease the less likely pregnancy will occur on its own. If you have endometriosis try for 6 months to get pregnant and if you don't then see a fertility dr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes it can. It depends on the size however and exactly where is the location of the polyp within the uterine cavity. There can be inflammation associated with a polyp and the embryo may have more difficult time implanting near that area. A polyp towards the lower end of the uterus is less likely to cause problems with implantation/fertility. Polyp size > or = 1cm increases chance for problems. ...Read more
Yes, it can: Endometriosis can and does interfere with ovulation as well as fallopian tube motility(the ability to conduct the fertilized egg to the uterus). Researchers are not exactly sure why, whether the endometriosis implants secrete a substance that does that or not, but 40% of all infertility patients suffer from endometriosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Endometriosis is not a precancerous condition, although, it does act like a cancer would, though. It may spread around the abdominal cavity, but it doesn't cause death or intoxication like cancer would. It is one of the major causes of infertility and chronic abdominal and/or pelvic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stol softners: You can have the fibroids removed or take stool softners which can help. Some medications, gonadotropin releasing hormones (gnrh), can even decrease the size of the fibroids. ...Read more
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