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What is a partially calcified exophytic fibroid? THW

What is a partially calcified exophytic fibroid? THW

Types of fibroids: This is a (usually) benign tumor in your uterus. Sometimes these can have calcium deposits ("calcified") and grow outside the normal surface of the uterus ("exophytic")

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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Hi Dr Anderson I have been diagnosed with a 6.6 cm exophytic fibroid off the posterior body which also exerts mass on the endometrial stripe. 46yrs ol?

Hi Dr Anderson I have been diagnosed with a 6.6 cm exophytic fibroid off the posterior body which also exerts mass on the endometrial stripe. 46yrs ol?

Fibroid uterus: Fibroid can be found in different parts of the uterus. In this case, a 46yo presented with a 6.6cm exophytic posterior uterus with mass effect on the endometrium. On a non symptomatic patient, a trial of lupron may be an option. In a symptomatic patient, a myomectomy with clear marking of endometrium with methylene blue for desire to preserve fertility. Discuss with you gynecologist.

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I have one subserosal exophytic posterior fibroid of 1.7x0.9 cms fibroid, 26+ old, no clildren, do I need to worry, is it curable through medicine.

No & no: That size and location isn't worrisome. But 26 is a bit young for having these common tumors. About 50% of older women have them. They aren't curable with medication. If they get big or cause symptoms, they can be surgically removed. In some situations there are other treatment options but only after childbearing is completed. Most cause no trouble and shrink later in life on their own.

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Hi, am 27yrs old, with one child, it was recently discovered that I have exophytic fundal fibroid, measuring 20.5cm, with mild symptom. Can you please?

Hi, am 27yrs old, with one child, it was recently discovered that I have exophytic fundal fibroid, measuring 20.5cm, with mild symptom. Can you please?

Fibroid: The size of a fibroid is one factor that determines if a fibroid needs treated and a 20cm fibroid is sizeable. However what are your symptoms? That would determine what type of treatment if any is right for you.

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Discovered I have an exophytic posterior body fibroid measuring 11.1×6.8×7.3. I would like to understand where it is exactly and what the possible com?

Discovered I have an exophytic posterior body fibroid measuring 11.1×6.8×7.3. I would like to understand where it is exactly and what the possible com?

By ultrasound: Your doctor who ordered the test should explain to you! Most fibroid benign unless fast growing (cancer) May be I should describe the fibroid is on the back wall of the uterus, sticking out from the wall like a thumb. Tough luck or genetic for this stuff but, at least you can still live with it at 11cm There is photo in google No treatment is mandatory yet unless you are bothered by it

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What is a exophytic subserosal pedunculated fibroid and what are the treatments?

Position: It describes the position of the fibroid (a non-cancerous tumor). It is on the outside of the uterus, hanging off the uterus by a "cord" or stalk. Depending on the thickness of the stalk, you could have fibroid embolization, and/or hysterectomy is still an option.

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29 y/o f w/ 2 exophytic subserosal uterine fibroids on the right side of the pelvis. Anterior 6.5 x 5.9 x 7.3 cm; posterior: 10.3 x9.1x 9 cm. Surgery?

That depends: On if you are done having children, or would still like the option to try. Those are pretty big measurements, and could possibly complicate every aspect of pregnancy.They can also keep growing--sometimes very quickly and can get quite large. You are close to the threshold of being able to do a vaginal hysterectomy at all. Wait too much longer, and you might have no choice but abdominal. Talk to doc.

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Fibroid in fundal region exophytic is 9.2x8.4x11.4 CM largest and 2 small ones. Follicles are noted in right ovary. What does this mean? Please help.

Fibroid in fundal region exophytic is 9.2x8.4x11.4 CM largest and 2 small ones. Follicles are noted in right ovary. What does this mean? Please help.

Fibroid benigh tumor: Fibroid is a benign tumor of the uterus and if it is causing problems it has to be removed with that big size, as for the follicles, they are simply small ovarian cysts that contain your eggs ready to ovulate.

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CT SCAN done it show Exophytic subserosal dorsal fundal myoma with scant amount of free fluid in the cul-de-sac. Though I have a fibroid is the same?

Yes: A fibroid is a myoma or muscle tumor of the uterus. The rest of this describes its location. It is on the top of the uterus (fundal) in back (dorsal) and sticking out (exophytic) under the covering (serosa). A scant amount of fluid in the space between the colon and the uterus (the cul de sac) is normal. Hope this helps.

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What`s the best treatment for :Exophytic Fibroid at the Fundus of the Uterus measuring 5.0 x 4.4 x 4.4?? Thanks

Best: If you are 45 years old and the fibroid is not causing problems with bleeding/pressure, the best treatment is probably to do nothing. If its causing symptoms consider hysterectomy, UFE, or possibly myomectomy. If you are not 45 years old - you should always give your correct age - it would depend on whether you have wishes for pregnancy in the future.

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36yo exophytic, subserosal fibroid arising to the upper abdomen L1 level. 19.5x16.5x9.5. Never had kids, virgin. Any options to save uterus?

Need an indication: Since most uterine fibroids are benign and are often asymptomatic, there may be no indication for seeking treatment or looking for "option to save your uterus". If you are in pain or are very concerned, consult a knowledgeable Gyn and an experienced laparoscopic surgeon regarding the risks/benefits of medical treatments versus those of a simple myomectomy or a fibroid electrocoagulation.

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Mri shows multiple exophytic mid posterior uterine fibroids one 5.8cm & another 2.3cm; a large simple 5cm cyst on l ovary w/many sm. Marginal cysts; & mild free l pelvic fluid. Treatment & concerns?

See a specialist: You have multiple fibroids and the treatment options are complicated. You need to discuss these findings with the doctor who ordered the mri. The ovarian cyst is fairly large but if simple then it may resolve on its own. If you have surgery for the fibroids then the surgeon can deal with the cyst also. This is not an internet question with only 400 character answers! :) best wishes.

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I'm wearing iucd and just discovered I have fibroid should I remove d iucd?

No: If I understand you correctly, you're asking if it's okay to have an intrauterine contraceptive device and a fibroid at the same time, and the answer to that is yes, it's definitely okay to have the iud in place.

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Is calcium d good for you if you have fibroids?

Is calcium d good for you if you have fibroids?

Indirect association: While vit D and calcium are not used to treat fibroids there is a connection between the two. African-American women have the highest incidence of fibroids (up to 80%) and they are more deficient in vitamin D than other racial groups as well. It is important for everyone to have their vit D levels checked regularly and supplement daily if necessary.

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Is d&c necessary to be part of hysteroscopy for removal of polyp or fibroid?

Probably: The D&C adds little additional risk to the hysteroscopy and is often beneficial to check the lining of the uterus besides the polyp od fibroid.

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I have fibroids but I want 2 have a d&c c.I had one 3months ago. Is this safe?

I have fibroids but I want 2 have a d&c c.I had one 3months ago. Is this safe?

Safe:yes, effctv:no: Every surgical procedure has risks associated with it (for d&c: perforation, infection, scarring inside the uterus, bleeding, potential weakening of cervix). They are rare for d&c's. But more importantly: they do not typically fix the problem of heavy periods. They can improve things for a few months, but the underlying problem (fibroid/hormone imbalance) doesn't go away. Need to look at other txs.

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I had surgery last year for fibroids. I resently start getting a little pain on d right side of the cut. What can b the problem?

I had surgery last year for fibroids. I resently start getting a little pain on d right side of the cut. What can b the problem?

Nerve regrowth: Nerves around the area re grow and they can cause tingling, pain, burning etc. Usually they improve with time over weeks. If it persists, see your doctor.

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What is a degenerated fibroid?

Dying fibroid: When a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, areas of it can die off. This event can be very painful to a patient, even causing her to go to the Emergency Room. For degenerating fibroid (s) on the right side, this can even simulate appendicitis. Degenerating fibroids often eventually calcify which can be detected on pelvic imaging (exs. X-ray, CT scan, ultrasound).

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Anterior fibroid measuring 3.5cm?

Anterior fibroid measuring 3.5cm?

Not enough info: Fibroids are very common benign tumors. They are found in a woman's uterus and can be discovered during a routine pelvic exam or pelvic ultrasound. If there are no symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) no treatment is necessary unless it is determined that the fibroid is preventing a fertility patient from getting pregnant or causing her to miscarry.

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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth. Gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids. Html#g

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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