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Fibroid As Large As A 5 Month Fetus
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?
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
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
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
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?
5-6wk us. Fetal pole? Possible twins / vts? Fibroids? Blighted ovum in upper left? Http://i67.Photobucket. Com/albums/h315/reelady/photo2_zpse8b51724
What: Is your question? This is just information with no question asked. ...Read more
Are fibroids from pregnancies and maybe fetal tissue? Are the growths the result of a miscarriage and are embryonic? Is it from aggressive sex?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I have low b12 and folate (folic acid) but no period for 6 months, large fibroids, normal hormone levels, could this all be linked together or menopause?
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
I have a large posterior subserosal fibroid which measures 5.0 x 5.4 x 4.2 I have a lot of lower right quandrant pain...should this be taken out?
Fibroids & pain: Fibroids that are identified as the source of continuing pain warrant evaluation and removal. ...Read more
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
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?
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
I have 2 anterior wall subserosal fibroids measuring 2.80/2.79 cm and 2.74/1.88 cm are they very big ones?
Not big: Fibroids can grow 10 times bigger than the ones you are describing ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed with a large fibroid. I can feel it and move it around. Does the face that it is moveable make it easier to remove or harder?
Mixed: The fact that it is moveable would suggest it may be easier to remove; however, sheer size may make it more difficult. ...Read more
I HAVE A LARGE FIBROID. IT IS SYMPTOMATIC. I DO NOT WANT SURGERY OR ANYTHING ELSE. WOULD THE FIBROID CONTINUE TO GROW; OR EVENTUALLY WOULD IT SHRINK?
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 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
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
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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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
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
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
YES: YES: discuss with GYN.Get a more detailed answer ›