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Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

Can a placenta abruption cause the baby to die?

If big enough, yes: Abruption is a bleed from the placenta; a disruption of either the mother or baby's blood supply. Many causes: trauma, high blood pressure, drugs (cocaine), preterm labor, polyhydramnios. Can be very large or very small, so even US can miss a diagnosis. Symptoms: usually preterm contractions, sometimes vaginal bleed. Fetal monitoring is necessary. Wait, watch; abruption can self-heal sometimes. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst affect the unborn baby in any ways?

Could ovarian cyst affect the unborn baby in any ways?

Ovarian cyst: It depends on how many weeks you have and where is the cyst. It can cause maternal pain and depending on size and symptoms need to do surgery with its possible complications or depending on how many weeks you have and if the cyst is the corpus luteum cyst of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Can lifting heavy objects in third trimester cause placenta abruption ? Does it affect the baby in any way or just affect me ?

Not likely: In general lifting objects does not cause problems for pregnancy but obviously if something is too heavy for you or makes you uncomfortable then it should be avoided. ...Read more

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My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

My mother had cancer of the uterus Does this affect her daughter. Is uterine infections and lead to cancer?

No: This has no real familial tendency. Cancer of the uterine cervix is usually caused by HPV, a subtle infection, and can be prevented by early detection of the premalignant state by pap smears. Cancer of the endometrium is unrelated to any known infection. Some other rare cancers are seldom familial. Thanks for asking. Best wishes to all of you. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between uterine fibroid tumors and anemia in women?

What is the relationship between uterine fibroid tumors and anemia in women?

Heavy menses: Fibroids typically cause anemia by causing heavy menstrual cycles, with or without cramping. Not all fibroids cause this. Depending on the size and number of the fibroids and your future fertility plans, your doctor can help you plan what therapies are best for you. ...Read more

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GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus  cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

Possible: By "sinking in" of ankles , I assume you mean pitting edema. Large fibroids can put pressure on the large iliac veins that bring blood from the legs and feet. That can cause a backup of fluid in the tissue of the legs and ankles which leaves a temporary fingerprint when you push in on the ankle. There are other causes such as cardiac failure that you should have checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Could low amniotic fluid in utero cause problems for the baby after delivery?

Depends on cause: Babies don't need kidneys much during pregnancy because the placenta does that job.They do make pee that ends up as amniotic fluid. The right amount of fluid creates extra volume in the womb that pushes back against the muscular womb & allows the lungs to develop.(important) Things that stop or limit fluid formation includes absent kidneys or blockage in the outflow. Such defects can be a problem ...Read more

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Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Can preclampsia cause papilledema when your pregnant? And does having papilledema cause problems during delivery?

Papilledema: Preeclampsia is defined by the development of new hypertension greater than 140/90 mm hg and new proteinuria exceeding 300 mg/24 hr after 20 weeks gestation. Papilledema (swollen optic disc which can be seen on eye exam) can occur and can be a factor for early delivery though does not by itself create a problem for delivery. ...Read more

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Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Not usually. : Dural av fistulas should not cause menstrual problems directly. Knowing that one has a fistula may cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, which may indirectly affect the menstrual cycle. Also, there is some suggestion that hormonal problems could play a role in dural fistulas, which could suggest that the menstrual imbalance may have contributed to developing a fistula. ...Read more

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I had sub chorionic hemorrhage, single umnlical artery and spina bifida in baby. What could be the cause for 3. Pls hlp me with individual causes?

I had sub chorionic hemorrhage, single umnlical artery and spina bifida in baby. What could be the cause for 3. Pls hlp me with individual causes?

Potential causes: A dysmorphologist is a geneticist with a particular interest in the cause of birth defects, non-genetic, genetic, and multifactorial (the last being a combination of a genetic predisposition and an environmental "trigger"). Both the SUA and Spina Bifida occurred prior to your knowing that you were pregnant--before 11 days post conception. The subchorionic bleed occurred long after that ...Read more

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Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Can a ruptured appendix cause infertility in women?

Yes: A ruptured appendix can subsequently block fallopian tubes by way of scar tissue from the infection that would ensue. ...Read more

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How long can baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

How long can baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

For a lifetime: Outcome relates more to the extent of the bleed than it's existence.In the early years of the first ct scans, many studies of normal newborns were done to sort out the "normal" from the less so. In those early studies up to 3% of newborns had some evidence of a bleed, most small & asymptomatic. Infant brains have better healing qualities than adults, some do well.Larger bleeds have more problems. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Could ovarian cyst affect the baby in the womb?

Ovarian cyst: There are many cysts/masses that can exist in the ovaries of a pregnanct patient. Some are benign , some are dangerous. It depends really. ...Read more

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Can a prolapsed uterus cause death if left untreated ?

Can a prolapsed uterus cause death if left untreated ?

Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn , it should never get to a critical point. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune diseases like Chronic granulomatous has any affect in the grown of uterine fibroid? just find out i have 5 CM fibroid in my uterus.

Can an autoimmune diseases like Chronic granulomatous has any affect in the grown of uterine fibroid? just find out i have 5 CM fibroid in my uterus.

Probably not: Hi! If you were my patient I would probably Have to admit that there is still lots to learn About autoimmune diseases AND fibroids. But they are probably independent of each Other and I would not expect an interaction Either way. Hope that helps! Dr Brown ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more