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Hello I am 7 weeks pregnant and had 2 ultrasounds where they could not find foetus last week. I have a large fibroid so they said this could be obstru?

Hello I am 7 weeks pregnant and had 2 ultrasounds where they could not find foetus last week. I have a large fibroid so they said this could be obstru?

Unlikely: Fibroids will not obstruct the view, first your date of conception may be wrong, speak to you doctor, may repeat the sonogram. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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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Can a doctor mistake a fibroid for a fetus on an ultrasound? Found fibroid which is new for me, but have been worrying for 2 months. Negative hpts

Can a doctor mistake a fibroid for a fetus on an ultrasound? Found fibroid which is new for me, but have been worrying for 2 months. Negative hpts

Fibroid vs. Fetus: While doctors do make mistakes, this one would be highly unlikely. While other things might be mistaken for a fibroid, a fetus is so characteristic it would not likely be missed. ...Read more

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Does something such as a tumor or fibroid commonly be mistaken as a fetus?

Does something such as a tumor or fibroid commonly be mistaken as a fetus?

Anything is possible: There are certain cases where tumors can abnormally make the same hormone that normally indicates a normal pregnancy. In these situations, you would not have expected findings on ultrasound such as a heart beat or normal growth characteristics seen in fetuses so it would be discovered with a little time. ...Read more

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3 fibroids found in the anterior wall of the uterus? Will it grow fast? M 26 y/o.Will it interfere pregnancy? And to the fetus if your pregnant?

Cannot predict: There is no way to predict how fast, if at all, the fibroids will grow. Effects on pregnancy depends on how large they are and where in the wall they are located. Your gynecologist can help you monitor them and provide advice regarding any effects on pregnancy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, I hav fibroids.

What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, I hav fibroids.

Look up: Incompotent cervix, an issue where a weakended or shortended cerivx causes painless cerival dilation and second tirmester losses due to early delivery. The other may be a cord accident or autoimmune (but it is late for that problem). It can be difficult to say, sometimes there is an autopsy. ...Read more

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Hi I am 13 weeks preg. Had a miscarriage last year due no fetal heartbeat. Got 7x6 fibroid removed. Unicorn uterus. Will I have miscarriage again?

Hi I am 13 weeks preg. Had a miscarriage last year due no fetal heartbeat. Got 7x6 fibroid removed. Unicorn uterus. Will I have miscarriage again?

Unlikely: Once you've reached the second trimester (assuming you have a normal single intrauterine pregnancy with a heart beat and no other medical conditions) your risk of miscarriage drops significantly. That said, I would suggest discuss these issues and concerns with your obstetrician at your next visit. ...Read more

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How large is fibroid like 5 month pregnant?

How large is fibroid like 5 month pregnant?

That's big: It means the uterus is so enlarged that you can feel it all the way up to the umbilicus (belly button). Normally, the uterus should not be able to be felt by pressing on the abdomen at all - it is hidden in the pelvis and is below the level of the pubic bone. When it is so large that it is palpable at the umbilicus, that is about the same size as a 5 month pregnancy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I look six months pregnant is my uterine fibroid gotten that big?

See your doctor: A fibroid uterus can become very large and distend the abdomen, but there are other things that could cause this as well. If you have not seen your doctor to evaluate this, you need to make an appointment. Until it is investigated further, you cannot assume that it is a fibroid and, even if it is, very large fibroids still need to be addressed by your physician. Make that phone call. ...Read more

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Extreme cramps 3 days before I bleed happens every month. I'm so tired and depressed I'm always out of it for at least 4 to five days. I thought I had fibroids or cysts just left the doctor yesterday she found nothing... so lost I am vegan been vegan for

Extreme cramps 3 days before I bleed happens every month. I'm so tired and depressed I'm always out of it for at least 4 to five days. I thought I had fibroids or cysts just left the doctor yesterday she found nothing... so lost I am vegan been vegan for

Primary dysmenorrhea: If your gyn exam and pelvic sonogram are normal, your most likely diagnosis is "primary dysmenorrhea", a bizarre condition of unclear cause often attributed by excess or abnormal prostaglandins produced by your endometrium. A 3 months trial of continuous contraceptive pills and/ or antiprostaglandin pills like ibuprofen, anaprox, naproxen, mefenamic acid; laparoscopy and other tests may help too. ...Read more

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My periods come on time every month. I bleed heavily the first 2 days, large clots and then fades. I have fibroids. Am I still fertile?

My periods come on time every month. I bleed heavily the first 2 days, large clots and then fades. I have fibroids. Am I still fertile?

Probably: Fibroids do not usually affect fertility, unless a fibroid is located where it will block the fallopian tube. Sperm must get up into the fallopian tube in order to fertilize the egg, and then the zygote must travel into the uterus. Fibroids can have effects on pregnancy. It is good idea to know where uterine fibroids are located and discuss it with an OB/GYN prior to trying to get pregnant. ...Read more

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I have a big lowee segment uterine fibroid. I miscarried 4 months ago. I see brown stains and at times blood in my pants. Can I conceive soon?

What does OB Dr say?: If you're still having brown stains it sounds like your body is not ready yet to get pregnant. Your gynecologist is in the best position to give a prediction about the impact of the fibroid on a pregnancy. ...Read more

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11 months ago I had a TAH because of a large fibroid. Right ovary left. I am now noticing Left upper quad swelling (ball shaped swelling). Mild pain.?

11 months ago I had a TAH because of a large fibroid. Right ovary left. I am now noticing Left upper quad swelling (ball shaped swelling). Mild pain.?

See doctor: This is not something we could figure out without an exam. It would be good for you to see your doctor as soon as possible for and exam and some testing. ...Read more

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Gyn. I ve a large fibroid, it's like been 6 months pregnant I was told. If I became pregnant will the uterus burst/rapture? My periods have delayed.

Gyn. I ve a large fibroid, it's like been 6 months pregnant I was told. If I became pregnant will the uterus burst/rapture? My periods have delayed.

Hmm.: Your uterus won't 'burst' or rupture if you get pregnant. That is a risk is you have had certain types of surgery on your uterus (c-section, or myomectomy) and become pregnant. But if you have never had surgery on your uterus it would be extremely rare for it to 'rupture'. If your uterus is really that enlarged from the fibroid, it will make the pregnancy high risk and fibroid may need to be remov. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is a 7cm uteran polyp big also a 8.5 mm fibroid cause for concern thank you?

Uterine polyps: Fibroids are not a concern unless a fertility issue. 8 mm is small. Polyps can cause issues with fertility/bleeding and are removed if precancerous. If post menopausal polyps should be removed. 7 cm (not mm) is large. Larger polyp size does increase the risk of cancer. Discuss with your doctor management of the large polyp and whether hysteroscopy should be performed (small polyps are < 1 cm ...Read more

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Large fibroid iin the anterior fundus, measuring 5.8 x 5.0 cm. Posterior body fibroid measuring 3.5cm. Left lwr ab pain. Should something be done?

Large fibroid iin the anterior fundus, measuring 5.8 x 5.0 cm. Posterior body fibroid measuring 3.5cm. Left lwr ab pain. Should something be done?

Options: You should see an Obgyn of through your options. Surgical options include myomectomy (removal of the fibroid), hysterectomy, a new minimally invasive option called Acessa, a radiological procedure called a uterine fibroid embolization and others. ...Read more

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Do big fibroids move around?

Usually not: A uterine fibroid grows from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They are abnormal tumors, of course, but they are not cancer. If they are imbedded in the uterus, they can't move, but they can grow huge and push things around. Occasionally, a fibroid is on a stalk outside the uterus, or has attached to something else near the uterus... one might think these latter fibroids can "move" or have "moved". ...Read more

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Do fibroids palpable if they are large?

Yes: Fibroids are hard and firm benign tumors that can be felt through the skin either by the patient feeling them or during a physical examination with a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have a fibroid the size of a pingpong ball is that considered big enough to have removed if its causing pain?

Maybe: It is always difficult to decide when to remove fibroids as they are so common. Most are not causing symptoms and have been reported to be present in up to 75% of all women. They may interfere with pregnancy, labor and delivery, cause increased bleeding and/or pain and it is at that point that a decision to remove the fibroid (myomectomy) is made. Is it painful enough to risk surgery? ...Read more

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Should fibroid be removed? I have had a large fibroid for 10 + years which I didn't have removed because it didn't cause symptoms. It has stabilized since going through menopause 2 years ago. Does it have to be removed?

Asymptomatic: Asymptomatic fibroids do not need surgery with few exceptions.
1. Growing after menopause. Remove because of risk of sarcoma. Sarcomas are very rare and grow rapidly. Pre-existing fibroids do not develop into sarcoma.
2. Blockage of the kidneys. This can occur without symptoms, and is detected by ultrasound of the kidneys, which can easily be done during pelvic ultrasound.
3. Blockage of blood low from the legs, usually if not always a symptom, since one leg will swell.
4. Patients at risk of ovarian cancer when the ovaries cannot be palpated on exam or seen on ultrasound. This is a soft call since it is not clear that pelvic exam or ultrasound detects ovarian cancer without symptoms, but I have saved a few women from advanced cancer by sticking to this rule. ...Read more

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Do I have to have a hysterectomy for large fibroids?

Depends on your plan: If you want to get pregnant, myomectomy can prerserve your potential fertility. If pregnancy is out of the question now and forever, then hysterectomy is the best treatment. Other options include uterine artery embolization or focused ultrasound beam destruction. Your gyn should be able to provide you with options that suit your circumstances. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's dangerous to leave a big fibroid in uterus?

Please advise if it's dangerous to leave a big fibroid in uterus?

Maybe: Fibroids often continue to grow until menopause. We used to think that only 1 in 1000's became cancerous, but we now think it is closer to one in 350. Fibroids can grow so large that they obstruct the flow from your kidneys or blood returning from your legs. Depending on size and your situation, fibroids may be removed through an open procedure or a roboticly.
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Are large fibroids outside the uterus easy to be operated on -penduculate?

Are large fibroids outside the uterus easy to be operated on -penduculate?

Fibroids: It will be up to an obgyn to decide how easy to operate on those based on the anatomical features of those. ...Read more

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After baby is born can they remove a large fibroid?

Anytime: Fibroids can be removed at any time. However is not indicated to removed fibroids at the time of delivery because the increase blood supple to the uterus and the increase risk of complications. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big does a fibroid have to be to merit medical attention?

Symptoms not size: Usually we treat fibriods if they cause pain, heavy bleeding, obstruct the boewls or the bladder, large size fibriods without any complaints do not require removal unless they are growing too fast. ...Read more

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Does eating popcorn cause fibroids to grow larger?

No: I've actually never heard this one. Fibroids are estrogen dependent and grow in response to increased estrogen exposure. ...Read more

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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid, willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight: You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume.

Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight, but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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I am having large fibroids what are my chances to get pr├ęgnant is it only by syrgery?

Depends: The effect of fibroids on fertility is nearly always dependent upon where the fibroids are located. If they are located away from the lining of the uterus, and aren't distorting the uterine cavity, then they typically don't interfere. Best is to see a gynecologist or infertility specialist for a definitive answer and discussion or your particular anatomy. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I just found out that I have an overly large fibroid size of a mellon I feel so sick I have nausea and pain all the time what will help the nausea?

Surgery: Surgery (fibroid removal) will eliminate the nausea at its' source, which is the pressure of the "fibroid melon" on your intestinal tract. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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