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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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.


Dr. Stephen Scholand
3 doctors shared insights

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). ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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