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Does Fibroids Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction
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
What causes intrauterine growth restriction and can it be treated? Does is mean the baby will definitely be underweight at birth and/or born early?
Many possibilities: This is a descriptive term rather than a diagnosis. IUGR can be a problem with babies placenta, a problem with their genetic or chromosome makeup, reflection of an infection during pregnancy, maternal health issues, and more. The outcome of such a pregnancy depends on the cause. Sometimes this can be discovered during pregnancy & sometimes not. ...Read more
Baby measured 2 days smaller on anatomy scan @ 20 weeks. How can avoid intrauterine growth restriction? Diet is not too varied but I eat healthily.
I had an MRI that showed a "intrauterine mass." I have pain in my legs, hips, and back. I feel dizzy, too. Is this normal with a fibroid/ovarian cyst?
MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more
How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?
Have them evaluated: We approach them as an unknown, repeat the basic vaccines and evaluate their needs individually. A growth evaluation often starts with a proposed date of birth, charted height/weights when known & a wrist hand x-ray for bone age. Another study in 6m to a year can see if the bone maturity is progressing. If slow, a hormonal evaluation would be reasonable. If normal, its okay to just watch. ...Read more
I am 69. Having a scan as concern 7cm fibroid has grown. Can Vagifem pessaries tablets cause growth. I also get constant UTIs. Is there a connection?
Not associated: The vagifem and pessary are a non issue with your fibroid. As long as you are not symptomatic you can watch the fibrous otherwise uterine artery embolization, myomectomy or hysterectomy may be necessary. Hard to know about the UTI. Make sure you are having a culture to make sure you are have true infections. ...Read more
What's adenomyosis, what exactly is fibroids? How are these things treated? My gyno put me on necon 1/32 consecutively to stop cyst growth, so now what?
Adenomyosis: Adenomyosis is when tissue just like the uterine lining grows into the wall of the uterus. Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. Both conditions are common and can cause bleeding abnormalities, pain and other gyn issues. Ultrasound can tell more about these problems. ...Read more
Fibroids, 33 yrs old, a+ fit. Gyn' gave her hormo. Shot, has reduced growth, will use davi' arm to remove, may need 2 open still, will other opinions help?
Well?: The injection was likely Depo-Provera luprn which may shrink them up to 30-50% by creating a temporary menopause. The davinci may do the job for the myomectomy. I am a traditional laparoscopist. This means we stand by the patient using a camera and instruments instead of the device. Deeply embedded fibroids can be hard to remove without opening. Generally the incisions are not big. You'll be ok. ...Read more
Can taking Multivitamins everyday Expedite the growth of UTERINE FIBROIDS in the uterus or CYCTS?
Unlikely: Just the opposite is more likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should not: That is only a few pills, pregnancy will speed up the growth, if fibroids are grwoing at a rapid rate and you are not pregenant - usually they need removal one way or another, if you have large fibroids and you want to get preg advisable to have them removed before you get preg as they can cause a lot of problems and pain with the poregnancy. ...Read more
Not really: There are several experimental treatment and ru 486 that have been used, but the most effective is luprolide acetate but when you discontinue the treatment they grow again and cannot be used for more than 6 mo without add-back therapy. The most effective is a myomectomy or surgery to remove them. ...Read more
Since I have a family history of fibroids, am I more likely to I get a uterine growth during my pregnancy?
Yes: Yes, but. Your genes are merely your potential. If you show your genes different nutrition, exercise, thoughts, beliefs, and ways of dealing with stress, you do not have to manifest fibroids. That being said, fibroids that show up on your ultrasound during pregnancy were probably already there prior to conception. ...Read more
Does next choice one dose contain any synthetic hormones? I have uterine fibroids and I've noticed the rapid growth in shape.
Not the cause: Next choice emergency contraception contains a synthetic progesterone, but it does not impact fibroids. It is taking estrogen that can cause fibroids to grow. If you think your fibroids are growing you should see your doctor, to get an exam and possibly an ultrasound, to know what is going on. ...Read more
I was told by one of the gyn not to take dairy, it may speed up the growth in fibroids. What kind of dairy would be this? Milk, eggs, soy or which ones?
Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?
To some extent: Avoid exogenous hormones (ex. Birth control pills). Eat smart, exercise, and try to be as close as possible to ideal weight (estrogen stored in body fat). Hard to avoid hormones in food supply. Avoiding meat & dairy can help. Careful with soy as substitute as some soy products have phytoestrogens. ...Read more
Is there any correlation between having a mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD and increase in multifibroid uterus? Can an IUD increase fibroids or uterine fibroid growth?
No: The IUD does not increase the risk of fibroids. ...Read more
Would switching from a higher dose of birth control to an ultra low dose (lo loestrin fe) slow the growth of fibroids? Or does the pill not affect them
R/O APPENDICITIS: Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVALUATION. THE SHRINKING FIBROID PAIN USUALLY IS NOT AS SEVERE AND LESSENS WITH TIME. APPENDICITIS PAIN USUALLY WORSENS, NECESSITATING SURGERY. ...Read more