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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Fibroid (Overview)

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 well as pelvic pressure.


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What causes fibroids?

What causes fibroids?

Not known...: ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part.

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Fibroid (Overview)

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 well as pelvic pressure.


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What does bilobed subserosal fibroid mean??

What does bilobed subserosal fibroid mean??

2 parts: It means that it's a single fibroid with two parts (bilobed) and it is located beneath the lining or covering of the uterus (serosa) ie on the outside of the uterus. Fibroids may be on the outside (subserosal), in the uterine wall (intramural) or beneath the inside cavity lining (submucosal) or in the cavity (intramural).

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How can I treat fibroids?

Multiple ways: Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc. There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age, fertility issues and location of fibroids. Myomectomy, hystrectomy, possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments..

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How are fibroids treated?

How are fibroids treated?

Different treatment: Surgical removal, watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain.

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Can I get pregnant after treating fibroid with luoron?

Yes: lupron (leuprolide) is not birth control nor is treating a fibroid with lupron (leuprolide) a guarantee of increased fertility by any means. You cannot rely on it for contraception. it may or may not help your fertility depending upon several factors.

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What are some options for fibroid treatment?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided.

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What are the best treatments for fibroids?

Depends: Treatment of fibroids depends on the symptoms they are causing, the location of the fibroids, and the goals of treatment, including desire for fertility. A small fibroid in the cavity may cause very heavy bleeding and be treatable with hysteroscopic removal. Large bulky fibroids causing bladder and bowel pressure may require uterine artery embolization or hysterectomy. Discuss with your doctor.

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided.

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How do you get rid of fibroids?

Depends: Fibroids that don't cause symptoms need no treatment. If symptomatic (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) diet/exercise (lose body fat) easiest. Medicine next (exs. Anti-inflammatory tranexamic acid, birth control pill). If symptoms persist uterine fibroid embolization (consult interventional radiologist) or surgery (exs.Myomectomy, hysterectomy).

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What is a benign fibroid adanoma?

What is a benign fibroid adanoma?

Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision.

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For gyn dr's only. Does taking tasly phytosoy tablets help balance up the imbalance hormones? Can these pills make fibroids with one with fibroids?

Unsure: Unfamiliar with this product. Phytosoy varies in function and potency or how stong it is. General, soy can act as an estrogen, so a person low on estrogen effect in certain areas of body may benefit. Fibroids are generally fed by estrogen so too much soy may cause growth. Natural Progesterone would be of greater benefit to counter the effects of estrogen and hopefully slow fibroid growth.

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My friend says I should get treated because once in a while I get fibroids pains. Is she right?

My friend says I should get treated because once in a while I get fibroids pains. Is she right?

Discuss pain with MD: Fibroids should only be treated if they are causing significant symptoms. If the pain is only once and a while and is manageable it doesn't warrant treatment. However, you should discuss these symptoms with your doctor to make sure that the pain is due to fibroids. This is usually done with a thorough history (about the pain), physical exam, and a pelvic ultrasound.

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If I have such a high risk pregnacy should I be seeing gp or an obgyn. I'm high risk age fibroids plus other?

Perinatalogist: You should be seen by someone who has a deep/broad knowledge base on your issue. If you're at very high risk, you may want to consider a perinatologist-they are very skilled at super high risk pregnancies...Your OB or gp may have a recommendation for you in your local area.

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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 5.8 CM fibroid large?

Fibroid Size.: That is a 2.28 inch fibroid. I don't know if there is an official size cut off to determine 'large'. However, it certainly isn't as big as some fibroids - they can be the size of a mellon.

Dr. Sheila Smith
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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