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Fibroid Size Chart
Size doesn't matter: Fibroids are usually measured on ultrasound in centimeters. They can be tiny (like a pea) or big as a melon. What matters is if they are causing any symptoms (exs. Heavy menstruals, pain) which may require treatment. When fibroids get big and cause the uterus to enlarge, the uterus can be measured based on a similar size pregnancy (ex. Up to the belly button is equivalent to a 16wk size pregnancy) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Don't judge numbers: I would not advise to judge your condition based on the numbers only. The difference in size may be due to growth, different measuring techniques, difference between technicians training/experience, etc. Comparison of images from two studies may prove to be helpful. Eventually, you should consult your Gyn physician for advise on management of fibroids based on the full clinical picture. ...Read more
Hi, I am 38 yrs old having a fibroid of 6 × 5.2cm in size. Should I leave it on its own or is it going to cause me trouble?
Not a problem!:
Fibroids are kind of like knots in a tree. They're an irregular pattern of growth in the wood grain but they're not cancer and really shouldn't be removed unless you're worried about pressure symptoms, bleeding, or fertility.
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Lupron (leuprolide) induces an artificial menopause, complete with hot flashes and mood swings and will shrink your fibroids. However, after you stop (and you can only take it for size months) they often rebound. One non-hormonal option may be a robotic myomectomy, depending size. Often back to work in 2 weeks.
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Yes fairly common: Fibroids can get very large. Typically they're only treated if they are causing symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). Exception is the infertility patient who doesn't have symptoms but fibroid (s) removed in at attempt to improve fertility/prevent miscarriage from submucosal fibroid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: Fibroids can vary in both size as well as location and can have many different symptoms. Plenty of women suffer who have one small fibroid. They can also grow and get worse! If your fibroids bother you come and see your doctor we have lots of options to make you feel better! ...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
Probably not.: A fibroid is not likely to prevent pregnancy. However, it may increase your risk of pregnancy loss depending on the exact location and size. This is very unlikely unless the fibroid is in the uterine cavity. Your doctor can recommend tests to determine the exact location of the fibroid. ...Read more
Does diet affect fibroids? Is it possible to reduce the size by the foods we eat? Does stress cause them to grow?
Yes, yes and yes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am trying to find out some information on fibroid tumors and the increase in size and if I should be worried.?
Not unless very fast: Anyone can get a uterine fibroid, which is an overgrowth of muscle cells in the shape of a ball. Like moles on the skin, they come in different sizes/shapes; RARELY cancerous. You only need surgery if you have symptoms like pain/pressure/incontinence/bleeding/bloating. Size/location don't matter. Lupron (leuprolide) or embolization are ways to control w/out surgery. US follow up is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a pedunculated right fundal subserosal fibroid 5.6 x 4.9 x 3.7 cm . Is this considered a nice size? An what are my options for removal?
Laparoscopy: Just because you have a fibroid does not mean that you need surgery. If it causes symptoms like pain, heavy bleeding, or infertility you may consider removal. If your provider is skilled in laparoscopy this could be as easy as an outpatient surgery for removal. If you decide not to have surgery then you should be followed on a regular basis. ...Read more
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?
Had 3 fibroids since 2006. Size stable, range 1.2 to 1.8cm. Two of them indent my endometrium, is it this that caused my endometrium thicken to 11mm?
Very likely but talk to your OB about the possibility of an endometrial biopsy to rule out anything abnormal
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My reports sayin that there is evidence of 5mm sized hypoechoic lesion seen in posterior mymometrium-? fibroid. Can you please suggest somethin in my c
Depend: It depend how old you are and are you still want to have children or not the simplest thing first is to do hystroscopy which is a procedure allow the GYN to look and see inside your uterus to take a biopsy or and remove the fibroid if possible some will do a D&C to take a sample of the whole lining of the uterus either way the goal is to establish the benign nature of the fibroid ...Read more
VERY SLIM!: Less than one in a thousand. MANY women have fibroids--any they usually are no problem. SOMETIMES thy are the cause of heavy periods, but unless they are blocking kidneys, or pressing on your bladder etc, you can just watch them. If there are worrisome findngs such as central "rotting", sudden increase in growth -not well defined), your doctor may advise surgery. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers