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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Fibroids In Uterus

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What are some causes of getting subserosal fibroid in fundal region of uterus?

What are some causes of getting subserosal fibroid in fundal region of uterus?

Not know: Fibroids can develop in different parts of the uterus, they can by subserosal, i.e., more on the outside, or they can be submucosal, more towards the inside, or they can be intramuscular, which is inside the muscle, It is not know, what causes the various types of fibroids to grow, where they are growing. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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 are the symptoms of fibroids in uterus?

What are the symptoms of fibroids in uterus?

Bleeding and pain: Most fibroids that cause symptoms do so via abnormal bleeding patterns (heavy, irregular) or bulk pressure symptoms due to their shear size (i.e. Pressure on bladder or bowel). ...Read more

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What are the pregnancy effects of a retroverted uterus?

What are the pregnancy effects of a retroverted uterus?

None!: A retroverted uterus is one that's tilted towards your back, rather than your abdomen; it occurs in 20% of women and does not have symptoms, RARELY associated with discomfort. It can't be prevented and there's no need to treat b/c it won't affect your fertility/ability to continue a pregnancy/have a vaginal delivery. It can only be a problem if caused by past surgeries/endometriosis, otherwise OK. ...Read more

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Subserosal myoma of 25*23 mm in anterior wall fundus of uterus and bilateral polycystic overies can effect in pregnancy.

Subserosal myoma of 25*23 mm in anterior wall fundus of uterus and bilateral polycystic overies can effect in pregnancy.

Depends: If already pregnant not very likely that a small myoma on the outside of the uterus will cause problems. The polycystic ovaries may contribute to infertility or problems with ovulation but unless the cysts are large they should not cause a problem in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

What are the effects of uterus didelphys on pregnancy?

Preterm labor: Uterine didelphys is a term used to describe a uterus that has developed into a "heart-shaped" or "walled" cavity with a mid-line division. This irregularity means that a pregnancy will implant in one side and will not have the entire uterine cavity to develop. Smaller room for the baby increases the risk for premature labor. ...Read more

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What are fibroids in the uterus?

Benign tumors: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle tumors of the uterine wall. They are 99.9% benign. They are quite common. Their cause is unknown. They are dependent on estrogen and shrink after menopause. They can cause problems based on size, bleeding, pain, or any combination of the 3. There may be no symptoms at all. There is no medication for them. Treatment is not usually necessary if small. ...Read more

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Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

Could removal of endometrial polyp cause piercing of the uterus and hence infertility?

It's possible: But not at all likely. Even if your uterus was perforated by hysteroscopy, it wouldn't usually lead to infertility (as long as it was managed.). ...Read more

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Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

Which of these types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, ovarian, abdominal, uterine(outside uterine cavity but still in uterus) is most viable for birth?

None: They are all lethal to baby and mother. There are extremely rare cases of an abdominal pregnancy being viable, but these did not start out as ectopics but 'fell' out of a ruptured uterus. Ectopic is not viable, end of story. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of having uterine fibroid embolization?

Minimal: Some women will experience menopausal symptoms after uae. This is very unusual in women under 40. Women 45 and older have at least a 15-25% chance of never having a period again after uae - which is almost always a welcome effect. Other long-term complications are very rare. The particles do not migrate or cause any long-term reactions. ...Read more

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Is removal of uterus in women important?

Is removal of uterus in women important?

Only if there is: A medical reason to do so, and all other alternatives have been discussed. Otherwise, it is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Can gas cause tightenings of uterus in pregnant women?

Not really: Some pregnant patients will mistake gas pain for contractions but gas would not actually trigger contractions. From your previous questions I remember that you have a short cervix, a cerclage and are at risk for preterm labor. If you think you might be contracting you need to be evaluated on labor and delivery now. ...Read more

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Can fibroids outside the uterus cause miscarriage in the first few weeks of pregnancy?

Inside, yes: Fibroids inside the uterus can cause miscarriages but outside not so much. The fibroids would have to be very large and/or intrude upon the intrauterine cavity itself to do so. Then, it will interfere with continued fertilized ovum implantation and growth. ...Read more

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Why do abortions cause problems with implantation of the embryo in the uterus?

Why do abortions cause problems with implantation of the embryo in the uterus?

Backwards: An abortion occurs after an embryo implants. Most abortions do not prevent future implantation. The situation that can be a problem is an incomplete abortion with retained products of conception and a late d&c. Then scar tissue can form in the uterine cavity. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Would a large fibroid at the back of uterus cause miscarraige?

Yes: If the fibroid is large enough to impinge on the intrauterine space crowding out a developing fetus, yes. ...Read more

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What are the risks and side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

What are the risks and  side effects of uterine embolisation for fibroids? 

Can it shut down ovarian function and trigger menopause?

Rarely: Overall, the risk of complications from uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is quite low. Infection is the most serious risk, sometimes requiring hysterectomy. There is a small risk of premature menopause, seemingly higher in women over 40. It is probably more difficult to get pregnant after UFE. But overall it is an effective, safe procedure for symptomatic fibroids. ...Read more

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How lining of the uterus cause infertility?

How lining of the uterus cause infertility?

Implantation: The uterine lining can potentially be too thick or too thin to allow embryos to adequately implant. At times there may be pathologic abnormalities such as polyps or fibroids present. In addition scar tissue can exist between the front and the back of the uterine wall to prevent implantation. ...Read more

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What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

What are the effects of fibroids outside the uterus to the baby if you are pregnant?

Alter position/deliv: The location of fibroids can have several effects during pregnancy.The fetus can assume an altered position where a feature like the face or body parts will show transient distortions.(smushed appearance, ) it can also prevent the baby from settling in a head or bottom down position & lead to a surgical delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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


Uterus (Definition)

The uterus is a muscular organ in a woman's pelvis where the the fertilized egg attaches ...Read more