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Doctor insights on: Does Fibroids Cause Intrauterine Growth Restriction

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Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Could lupus cause you to have intrauterine growth restriction?

Lupus: Is autoimmune disease and antibodies can affect pregnancy as far as outcome is concern greatly. High risk pregnancy specialist (perinatologist) should be involved in management of pregnancy.

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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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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?

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.

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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.

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.

Consult with OB-GYN: Not knowing more about you it's very important that you talk about this finding with your ob-gyn for the sake of your baby and your emotional state of mind. You only want the best for this baby and your want to do everything to insure a healthy child is born.

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What is the latest treatment for intrauterine fibroids?

What is the latest treatment for intrauterine fibroids?

Image guidance: Uterine fibroid embolization is an established modern treatment with excellent outcomes. Mr-focused ultrasound is a promising investigational approach. Surgery remains an excellent option for many.

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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?

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?

Not really: A fibroid or ovarian cyst should not really cause all of those symptoms...Get an eval and definitive diagnosis of the uterine mass. Best wishes.

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

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.

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How do I know if adopted child has growth hormone deficiency, wrong birthdate, or growth restriction?

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.

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Can uterine fibroid growth cause ligaments supporting the uterus to snap if stretched to thin?

Never heard that: U can get intraligamentous fibroids that can grow and cause pain, if u are having pain u should be getting evaluated for the fibroids and they may need to be removed or shrunk or u may need a hysterectomy.

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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?

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.

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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?

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 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.

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What factors Have contributed to my fibroid growth in 2 months? Its larger and very painful

Depends: They do grow slowly over time, but sudden changes in size not associated with pregnancy may mean infarction of the fibroid (also called degeneration), but rapidly growing fibroids may mean cancer or leiomyosarcoma. If you haven't seen a gynecologist, please do so.

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Can taking next choice pill (4 pills) speed up the growth of fibroids?

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.

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Can there be a way to prevent or reduce the growth of fibroids?

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.

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Since I have a family history of fibroids, am I more likely to I get a uterine growth during my pregnancy?

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.

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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.

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Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?

Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?

None of the above: Fibroids are not believed to be "from pregnancies, nor from fetal tissues ". These myometrial muscle growths are not "the result of a miscarriage or fro aggressive sex" either.

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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