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Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Are uterine fibroids cancerous?

Very rarely: Only in very rare instances can fibroids be cancerous. If there is very rapid growth in the size, these are the ones that could be a leiomyosarcomas but again very rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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 uterine fibroids grow in size?

Yes: Fibroids grow all the time, in part due to female hormones. They stop growing from menopause or stopping your hormones with a Lupron (leuprolide) shot. Some fibroids grow slowly; fibroids in some women grow quickly. ...Read more

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How many women get uterine fibroids?

How many women get uterine fibroids?

As many as 40%: At autopsy, as many as 40% of women have evidence of fibroids. Fibroids are usually benign tumors of the uterus that are not symptomatic. Sometimes fibroids can be painful, cause heavy bleeding, miscarriage, preterm labor, problems voiding or constipation. Fast growing fibroids need to be monitored closely and may necessitate surgery. Certain ethnicities have higher prevalence of fibroids. ...Read more

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How are uterine polyps seen?

How are uterine polyps seen?

Imaging : Ultrasound can give the suspicion of polyps. But sonohysterogram is the best modality. ...Read more

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How do uterine fibroid tumors develop?

How do uterine fibroid tumors develop?

Uncontrolled growth: The smooth muscle that makes up the wall of the uterus begins to grow in an uncontrolled fashion. The separation of a benign tumor (fibroid or leiomyoma) from a malignant tumor (leiomyosarcoma) is the degree of growth, increased growth, and presence of tumor death (necrosis). ...Read more

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U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

U/S shows 7cm hypoechoic mass/endometrioma on ovary, prominent uterus, irregular endocavity, polyps .. history of endometriosis. is hysterectomy next?

Hysterectomy: Your gynecologist must discuss this with you as soon as possible. There are many ways to determine if things are OK or not and the gynecologist will help you. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Can uterine fibroids affect sex?

No: They are fibrous masses that take up space in your uterus, can cause excessive uterine bleeding, but do not affect sex. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

What are the risk factors for Uterine fibroids?

Fibroid: Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors that originate from the uterus. They rarely turn into cancer. No one really know what causes them, however, genetics and hormones may make one more likely to get them.
Estrogen and progesterone also seem to affect the growth of fibroid. ...Read more

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Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal us hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Heavy uterine bleeding 3 weeks pelvic/transvaginal  us  hyperechoic uterine fundal myometrial focus may represent atypical fibroid or adenomyosis ?

Bleeding: Since its a focal area its more likely to be adenomyosis, which typically gets progressively worse as you age. However, you're also at the age when ovarian dysfunction often causes irregular, heavy and/or prolonged bleeding. You might be a good candidate for an endometrial ablation assuming you are done with having babies. ...Read more

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Are fibroids palpable?

Fibroids vary a lot: Uterine fibroids are benign muscle growths in the uterus. They tend to grow until a woman reaches menopause, at which tine they begin to shrink. Some fibroids can be so large as to mimic a 5-month pregnancy! others are small enough to be seen only on ultrasound, and cannot be felt by the examiner. If you believe you are feeling a fibroid, please get an exam to be sure of your findings. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

4 very early m/c. 3 intramural fibroids, largest 3.4cm. Can intramural fibroids smaller than 5cm cause very early recurrent miscarriages?

Yes: Yes, but only if they distort the endometrial cavity. A sonohysterogram or hsg could help figure this out, and if affecting the uterus a myomectomy is very effective restoring you anatomy and reducing your risk for miscarriage. ...Read more

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Until what age can grow men?

Until what age can grow men?

Define grow: Linear growth in men will continue until the growth centers of the long bones fuse around 17-20. Some finish a little earlier or later. Men can grow wider at any time. ...Read more

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At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

At what age an uterine polyp could be cancerous?

Any: The large majority are benign but they need to be examined by a pathologist. ...Read more

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm.Endometrial thickness normal,ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful. ...Read more

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What age are women most fertile?

What age are women most fertile?

Around 18 to 25 ...: Between 18 to 25 for most women, but there is a lot of individual variation and other factors that may affect your fertility like smoking, sexually transmitted infections, and being overweight. ...Read more

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Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Endometrial polyp and endometriosis related?

Not really: They are two separate pathologies...Not uncommon for them to coexist but. As one nears menopause, endometriosis and its symptoms will recede, but endometrial polyps can still occur and warrant evaluation especially if you are having post menopausal bleeding. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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


Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. It is unclear why fibroids develop, but hormones and family history may influence their formation. Approximately 70% to 80% of women aged 50 ...Read more