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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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Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Do ovarian cysts or fibroids hurt? I've been told I might have cysts or fibroids but I have no pain & sex is painless too.

Possible: Best way to evaluate this - is a simple pelvic and/or vaginal ultrasound. It is easy and gives you a straight answer regarding the problems you questioned. A GYN exam could also help. See a reputable GYN doctor if you can. ...Read more

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I had fibroid surgery Dec '14. Now in Nov '15 I've been feeling pains all week. Any suggestions? Especially during sexual activities, it's hurts

I had fibroid surgery Dec '14. Now in Nov '15  I've been feeling pains all week. Any suggestions? Especially during sexual activities, it's hurts

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I have fibroid cysts in my breasts. A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast . I then heard a PoP. Could that have been a cyst?

I have fibroid cysts in my breasts.  A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast .  I then heard a PoP.
Could that have been a cyst?

Maybe/maybe not: Fibrocystic breasts usually have very small cysts and are not likely to "pop" like bubble wrap. However, if it were a larger cyst, that may have been possible. Either way, it is a good idea to check the breasts again for any lumps or knot and see a MD if you are unsure. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with fibroids. When I have sex it hurts in my pelvic area is this related ? Thanks in advance.

Absolutely related: Large fibroids can obstruct any "visitors" in the vagina during intercourse, and if abdominal in size can be problematic when someone is "bouncing" on your abdomen. ...Read more

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Obgyn suggest a scope through stomach to see why i hurt so bad.He says fibroid shouldn't cause bad pain.What can this find?

Scope abdomen: It would be wise to follow your gyn doctor's advice, to find out what your problem is that is causing all your pain. When you get the diagnosis of what is causing the pain then you can obtain proper treatment to get well and over the pain. ...Read more

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My left ovary hurts for the first two days of my period and I don't have cysts on them but I have fibroids ?

My left ovary hurts for the first two days of my period and I don't have cysts on them but I have fibroids


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Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. There are several treatments for painful periods and fibroids. An Obgyn can help determine what is right for you. ...Read more

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Had no discomfort from my fibroid tumor until i used my dildo.Now my lower stomach is sore.It didn't hurt when i was using it.Why is this ?

Fibroids can hurt: Fibroids can cause pain with deep penetration. They can sometimes hurt more than other times because of where you are in your cycle, or if they are particularly inflamed. Nsaids can usually help with fibroid pain. ...Read more

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I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?

I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?

Not likely: Hormones are blamed for a lot of things, but it would be difficult to link your symptoms to hormonal imbalance. Fibroids and cysts will not necessarily upset your hormone balance. But there is much that we do not yet know. ...Read more

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Could they have mistaked a fibroid tumor for being on my uterus and it be on my intestines ? It hurts in my side and back when I use restroom.

Could they have mistaked a fibroid tumor for being on my uterus and it be on my intestines ? It hurts in my side and back  when I use restroom.

Probably not: If they saw the fibroids using an ultrasound, then they are probably in your uterus. But large fibroids in your uterus can cause the symptoms you're having. Endometriosis can also cause these symptoms. Make sure your doctor knows about these pains and when they occur! ...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. Krishna Kumar
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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