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What can I do for fibroid pain before, during and after menstrual cycle?

What can I do for fibroid pain before, during and after menstrual cycle?

Re-evaluation : By your gynecologist , you may need different treatment other than just pain killers, may be surgery. Meanwhile, avoid constipation, to relieve pelvic congestion, use NSAIDS as needed, unless contraindicated, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Charlene Sojico
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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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Is this part of a symtomps from multiple uterine fibroids pain from my lower pelvic pain comes at anytime even im lying on the right side pain evywher?

Is this part of a symtomps from multiple uterine fibroids pain from my lower pelvic pain comes at anytime even im lying on the right side pain evywher?

Could be: Depending on the size, location of your fibroids - yes. They can cause pelvic pain, position changes can exacerbate sometimes. Other causes of positional pains can be: hernias, groin pulls, ovarian cysts. But it could definitely be due to fibroids if they are large. Honestly - small fibroids, (2cm or less, often do not cause pain). ...Read more

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Do fibroids cause pain? What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Do fibroids cause pain?  What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Yes they can: Fibroids are hard tumors and cause symptoms based on their location in the uterus. They are most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding due to ones located along the lining of the uterus. They also can press on pelvic nerves to cause pain in the pelvis but also can feel it back hips buttocks or down the legs. They also often cause increase urinary frequency from pressing on bladder. ...Read more

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Can fibroids cause pain in middle of chest?

Can fibroids cause pain in middle of chest?

No: This is not a symptom of uterine fibroids. If you are having chest pain, you need to seek immediate medical attention as this is more likely related to your heart! ...Read more

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Can a 2cm fibroid cause pain during period?

Not usually: A 2 cm fibroid is very small in the grand scheme of things (less than an inch, smaller than a grape). While it may cause bleeding and increased cramping if it is present within the cavity of the uterus, if it is in the wall it probably will cause no symptoms at all. There must be another explanation for your menstrual pain. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Can fibroids cause pain under ribs?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Maybe: I have seen fibroids large enough to press on the organs of the upper abdomen. Smaller fibroids are unlikely to cause upper abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

Would having uterine fibroids cause pain when standing or sitting?

It depends on: Who is standing or sitting on your uterus. It would be uncommon for fibroids to cause pain with changes in position unless they are quite large. ...Read more

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I have an 8 cm intramural fibroid, a 2.5 cm fibroid, and spots that may become fibroids, w/pain, long periods, & pressure. Hysterectomy or myomectomy?

Myo vs Hysterectomy: The answer to your question lies in your desire for fertility. Myomectomy is generally performed for women who want to preserve their fertility & the fibroids may be causing miscarriages. It's not the best choice for a patient with pain and heavy bleeding because it may not solve that. If you are done with childbearing hysterecomy is less complicated and will give you better symptom relief. ...Read more

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Can a uterine fibroid be causing pain?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Yes: Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms. However, as they grow they can be responsible for increased bleeding and pain. Pain may be only during menses or all the time or only with activities such as sex. ...Read more

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Do fibroids cause muscle pain?

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Do fibroids cause muscle pain?

Not exactly but yes!: Fibroids are clonal tumors of the smooth muscle of the uterus. When they grow large they can cause various symptoms such as pressure, bleeding irregularities and even infertility. In most cases, however, they cause no symptoms. Occasionally they outgrow their blood supply, degenerate and cause pain as they die. "muscle pain" might be perceived with the contractions of the uterus during menses. ...Read more

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Can pain around belly button be caused by ovarian cancer. I have no other symptoms but I do have fibroids- and a large fibroid where the pain is.

Can pain around belly button be caused by ovarian cancer.  I have no other symptoms but I do have fibroids- and a large fibroid where the pain is.

Umbilicus pain: Ovarian cancer has may ill defined symptoms, which is why it is so hard ot diagnosis. You also have other reasons for pain like fibroids, , could be hernia , GERD, possible pancreas, gallbladder. Follow up with your doctor urgent care and consider CT of abdomen or ultrasound( abdominal and transvaginal) to check ovaries and other causes. ...Read more

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Had laprascope, had abrasions in womb doc separated them, inactive endometriosis & fibroids will my pain go away now ?

Had laprascope, had abrasions in womb doc separated them, inactive endometriosis & fibroids will my pain go away now ?

May be: It depends on what was causing the pain. Lysis of adhesions can help pain but they can recur and the pain can be worse. If the endometriosis was causing the pain, this won't help but can guide the treament to things that will help. I had one patient who came to me after a hysterectomy for pain and the pain continued. It turned out that it was because of a back problem and back surgery fixed it. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a 3.5 cm anterior subserosal fibroid. Sx's severe pain, heavy bleeding with cycles q 14 days. Uterine ablation good option?

I've been diagnosed with a 3.5 cm anterior subserosal fibroid.  Sx's severe pain, heavy bleeding with cycles q 14 days. Uterine ablation good option?

Probably not: A combined laparoscopic myomectomy/ fibroid electrocoagulation and diagnostic hysteroscopy / possible endometrial ablation might be better choices , if you have already explored some non-surgical options like GnRH analogs and unless you do not want to consider a more definitive operation like a laparoscopic hysterectomy. Consult a specialist in fibroid treatments and Minimally-Invasive-Gynecology ...Read more

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Mom has a bloated abdomen, severe pain, fibroid tumors &abnormal periods.Noneof her drs see the seriousness. R we overreacting or should she seek hlp?

Mom has a bloated abdomen, severe pain, fibroid tumors &abnormal periods.Noneof her drs see the seriousness. R we overreacting or should she seek hlp?

Large: Fibroids can reach enormous sizes (search guinness world record book). Some women feel they are getting fat. Depending on where they are located they can cause abnormal bleeding, pain, change in bowel habits and much. You should see your gyn. ...Read more

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51 yrs heavy long periods, anemia back pain, fibroid 14mm + 2 hypochoic formations 19mm on each ovary . Fsh levels very high then normal. ? Think

A lot going on: You need to see your gyn for an evaluation that should include an endometrial biopsy. If that is normal, there are several options. Oral contraceptives will likely regulate your cycles, eliminate the follicles and make your menses lighter. Lysteda may decrease your menses without hormones. Endometrial ablation may be an option if your fibroids are small. Finally, a lsh may also be an option. ...Read more

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Cervical Stenosis Hematometra post menopausal pelvic pain Fibroids.Dr wants 2wait 6wks b4 D and C. No thickening or blood. Can this resolve by itself?

Cervical Stenosis Hematometra post menopausal pelvic pain Fibroids.Dr wants 2wait 6wks b4 D and C. No thickening or blood. Can this resolve by itself?

Possibly yes: If your cervix is stenotic, you can accumulate "fluid" in your endometrial cavity which may be mucus, not blood? Bleeding will usually not occur if your cervix is closed The fact that " no thickening" of your endometrium was noted on sonogram is reassuring and means you probably do not have " hematometra" and that the "fluid" may resolve spontaneously in weeks to months.Ask for an office Pipelle ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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