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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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I am 20. And i feel a lump in my left breast. Is it a tumor? 2 years ago my doc told me it was a fibroid? Is there any way other than surgery?

I am 20. And i feel a lump in my left breast. Is it a tumor? 2 years ago my doc told me it was a fibroid? Is there any way other than surgery?

Unlikely cancer: It is fairly common in your age group to present with a "breast lump." the most common causes are benign - fibroadenoma or cyst. Breast cancer is extremely rare in teenagers. Consult your physician. They may order a breast ultrasound to verify. In many cases, no treatment is necessary. However, you may choose to have it removed if your surgeon or you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have fibroid cysts in my breasts. A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast . I then heard a PoP. Could that have been a cyst?

I have fibroid cysts in my breasts.  A big guy gave me a hug today that hurt my right breast .  I then heard a PoP.
Could that have been a cyst?

Maybe/maybe not: Fibrocystic breasts usually have very small cysts and are not likely to "pop" like bubble wrap. However, if it were a larger cyst, that may have been possible. Either way, it is a good idea to check the breasts again for any lumps or knot and see a MD if you are unsure. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with fibroids in my breast. My left breast is the worst. I had a mammogram, it was normal. My question is what does that mean exactly?

I was diagnosed with fibroids in my breast. My left breast is the worst. I had a mammogram, it was normal. My question is what does that mean exactly?

Fibroadenomas?: Do you mean fibroadenomas, or fibrous breast tissue? If fibroadenomas, how were they diagnosed? If you have dense breasts, it is possible for visualization of a fibroadenoma or other lesion to be obscurred by the generalized breast density, so the mammo would look normal. ...Read more

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How do I expel breast fibroid by herbal therapy?

Highly unlikely: Estrogen from your hormones may excite the nodule but a breat mass showed be biopsied or removed. You need to prove that it is not a malignancy even at 38 yrs old. ...Read more

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What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

What to do if I have calcium deposits in my right breast as of november 2013, in the past had removed fibroids non cancer?

Clustered needs bx: Calcium comes in many different forms in the breast. First discovered with mammography. When diffuse, no significance seen. When clustered and in micro form, if there are more than ten in the cluster, biopsy recommended because of a significant incidence on in-situ carcinoma. ...Read more

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It is safe have surgery dealing with TB and Chronic granulomas??? I have 5.5 fibroid and Lymph node in my breast again needs be removed..worried maybe

It is safe have surgery dealing with TB and Chronic granulomas??? I have 5.5 fibroid and Lymph node in my breast again needs be removed..worried maybe

Safe: Yes surgery is safe, but that doesn't mean the risk is zero. And that low risk is for a group of people, not an individual. While the odds of a complication are very low, it is unpredictable for an individual. Ask your surgeons about the anticipated postop course, and what complications they have seen. If they say they've never had complications, find another surgeon. One that's honest. ...Read more

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What is causing all my calcifications? In the breast, neck, fibroids (had hyst , )now need spleen removed because of calcification on it

Calcifications: Have you been worked up by a physician for this issue? Calcification can be due to electrolyte abnormalities in the body as well as diet, genetics, alcohol intake, medications, etc... Consider seeing an endocrinologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday i had several mammograms. and ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

Yesterday i had several mammograms. and ultrasound of my left breast, findings so far where two fibroids or two mass, could it be cancer?

From the limited: information provided, it sounds like the probability of cancer is low. However, depending on the ultrasound/mammographic characteristics of the masses(possible Fibroadenomas I gather), one or both of them could require serial follow up or needle biopsy to confirm the diagnosis. Talk to your doctor about the next steps. ...Read more

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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