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Do Shrinking Fibroids Cause Pain
Not exactly but yes!: Fibroids are clonal tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus. When they grow large they can cause various symptoms such as pressure, bleeding irregularities and even infertility. In most cases, however, they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they outgrow their blood supply, degenerate and cause pain as they die. "muscle pain" might be perceived with the contractions of the uterus during menses. ...Read more
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
Can fibroids and/or endometriosis cause hormone fluctuations? Breast pain and swelling, abdominal pain and swelling, not pregnant.
Hormones screwed up: The out of balance hormones cause the other problems and are first . The underlying problem may be toxins the are causing the entire set of problems. ...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
Yes, in some women: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of endometrial cancer. Any persistent pelvic or back pain should be thoroughly investigated, and a visit to a gynecologist may be indicated. There are many potential causes for pain in the pelvis and/or back. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No pain: Thank you for your question. In general, cataracts are associated with reduced quality of vision. Patients typically report that reading road signs becomes more difficult, and they may have glare and halos when driving at night time. However, cataracts are not associated with pain. There are some rare cataract conditions associated with pain, but 99% of cataracts are painless ...Read more
Yes: Many women feel small pains around ovulation, before-during-or after - its called mittleschmerz. There are abnormal causes of pain around ovulation but most often it's normal. Abnormal cysts, tumors, ruptured cysts, torsion are all also causes of pain. If you feel the pain is significant, calling your doctor would be a good idea. Good wishes. ...Read more
Can uterine fibroids cause intense groin pain. I had 8 fibroids removed in 2008 and had similar pain. Can there be any other causes?
They can: And you should see your oby-gyn.Get a more detailed answer ›
Uterine fibroids: Please see a GYN doctor or your family practice doc. If they are not able to help get a second opinion. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Poly cystic kidneys: Not usually but certainly can.Get a more detailed answer ›
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