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Does A Fibroid Ever Go Away On Its Own
Yes: Occasionally, usually after a full term delivery, a fibroid may undergo degeneration due to lack of blood supply caused by the uterus' major shrinkage in size immediately post partum. If the fibroid gets no blood, it stops growing and dies. Natural mechanisms then cause the dead tissue to be re-absorbed and the fibroid "goes away on its own". In general however, they don't go away. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
After menopause: Fibroids can fluctuate size during different hormonal times (ie: pregnancy). In general, fibroids can be present and potentially grow during the reproductive years. After menopause, when estrogen levels have decreased, fibroids will gradually shrink and can eventually become undetectable. Fibroids should not grow during menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'll be 49 this year. I have 3 fibroids. At my age should I just live with my heavy periods and pain, being do close to menopause ? Will it go away ?
Possibly: When you go through menopause your heavy periods will stop. The average age of menopause in the us is 51. If your heavy periods are affecting your life then you should have a hysterectomy. If you can wait then go for it. Make sure you aren't becoming anemic with symptoms of weakness, fatigue, dizzyness and appearing pale. For a minimally invasive hysterectomy call my office 714-997-9595. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had laprascope, had abrasions in womb doc separated them, inactive endometriosis & fibroids will my pain go away now ?
May be: It depends on what was causing the pain. Lysis of adhesions can help pain but they can recur and the pain can be worse. If the endometriosis was causing the pain, this won't help but can guide the treament to things that will help. I had one patient who came to me after a hysterectomy for pain and the pain continued. It turned out that it was because of a back problem and back surgery fixed it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have extremely painful periods and cannot function. Ultrasound showed 2 fibroids. What options do I have. Can they go away on their own?
Fibroids: Bad news is fibroids will not go away on their own. Good news there are multiple options for treatment. The most important question when you look into treatment is your future plans for children. Options include removal of the fibroids, and how that is done depends on location, hysterectomy, uterine artery embolization are other options. All of these should be minimally invasive options. ...Read more
Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?
Not a problem!: Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be removed unless you're worried about pressure symptoms, bleeding, or fertility. http://mediphors.tumblr.com/post/106746799535/fibroids-in-the-uterus-are-like-knots-in-a-tree-or ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which i didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms.It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?
Asymptomatic : Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions. 1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma. 2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound. 3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell. 4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appointment: If symptoms seem it is growing, might want to call and go sooner. ...Read more
Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Regardless of size, having fibroids without any symptoms does not warrant treatment unless it is a fertility situation (i.e. fibroids preventing pregnancy or causing miscarriages). The most common symptoms that fibroids can cause are heavy bleeding, pelvic pressure/pain, and increased urinary frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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