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Can i take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Can i take hCG injections for weight loss while on lupron (leuprolide) for uterine fibroids?

Wouldn't recommend: It is one of the contraindications to this diet. If you want to undergo the diet you should have the surgery to treat the fibroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Following fibroid tumor is removed will you lose weight quickly?

Depends: Fibroid usually refers to a leiomyoma (benign tumor of smooth muscle) of the uterus. Fibroids are not necessarily associated with weight loss or weight gain themselves, but sometimes the tumors can be large in which case removal might result in a noticeable difference. Also, any type of surgery can have some impact on weight, depending on appetite and retaining fluid during recovery. ...Read more

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Ihave gained weight with my large fibroid , willi lose weight after surgery?

The tumor weight : You will only lose weight if you cut back on your eating and the calories you consume. Eat right and avoid prepared foods and foods with fructose and you may lose weight , but do not expect the surgery itself to cause and meaningful weight loss. ...Read more

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Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Ct found thick cervix? Enlrged lymphs 6 mo+ weight loss. history fibroids in uterus heavy menses. Norm labs but high wbc. Pls advise fam history cervical cancer

Gyne consult: Cervical thickening associated with enlarged pelvic nodes and weight loss requires a thorough exam by a gynecologist. Causation is varied from inflammatory to malignancy conditions of the cervix or lower uterine segment. Pls. Do not delay seeking gynecologist consult. ...Read more

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Im anemic due to heavy blood loss mentrating. Found out I have fibroids. How long do I have to take feramax till my anemic symptoms disappear? Out i

Im anemic due to heavy blood loss mentrating. Found out I have fibroids. How long do I have to take feramax till my anemic symptoms disappear?  Out i

Depends on your coun: Generally it takes a while to build up your count with iron supplements. Your doctor should come up with a rigid plan if your anemia is severe. Good luck! ...Read more

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I lost my pregnant at 22wks.One morning i fainted, started bleeding with pain then preterm labour.Having 2fibrds(submucos6*6).What causes my loss?Fibroids?

I lost my pregnant at 22wks.One morning i fainted, started bleeding with pain then preterm labour.Having 2fibrds(submucos6*6).What causes my loss?Fibroids?

Fibroid is the cause: You have fibroid somehow is big and grows with the wall and inside aspect of uterus. It prevents conception and also cause preterm labor and miscarriage ...Read more

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What is a fibroid capsule ? Also , can thyroids and fibroids cause loss of hair-head in african american women?

What is a fibroid capsule ? Also , can thyroids and fibroids cause loss of hair-head  in african american women?

Capsule: Fibroids are uterine smooth muscle tumors (leiomyomas), and are round tumors without a capsule. Thyroid tumors can be encapsulated. Neither has anything to do with hair loss. However, thyroid disease, both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) can result in hair loss. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of second trimester pregnancy loss other than fetal abnormalities? I lost my baby at 22 wks, i hav fibroids.

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

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I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids & an ovarian cyst. I'm anemic from blood loss from above conditions. I do heavy lifting at the gym. Is it safe?

I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids & an ovarian cyst. I'm anemic from blood loss from above conditions. I do heavy lifting at the gym. Is it safe?

Yes: Yes, anemia will have no impact on your ability to perform heavy lifting. The only impact you wil lnotice is in your ability to sustain peak activity, ie you will fatigue more easily. To correct the anemia the bleeding from the fibroids should be stopped and your iron levels should be tested. You should also probably be supplementing with iron. ...Read more

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What's causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

What's  causing my hair loss? Heavy menses due to  Large Fibroids ,wearing a wig ,Anemia  due to Fibroids .Thyroids are very normal ,had that checked.

Hair loss in women: Well you've already had the thyroid checked. Being anemic can cause all kinds of problems. Alopecia areata is a immune disorder where your own immune system attacks your hair cells. Infections can also cause loss as well as lupus. If you have itching as well you may have something else going on in your body..as an example, gallstones, which can cause itching and hence hair loss. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I was told all of my hormones and thyroid levels are "within range" but I'm experiencing chronic tiredness, fibroids, sexual dis-function, no libido, and hair loss. My prolactin was elevated at 31.2.

Need thorough checkp: Fibroids may imply heavy bleeding, and anemia, fatigue, tiredness..Im not a Gyn , you need one. Why is prolactine high? Any meds? I would be concerned and agsin, best is to obtain a thorough gyn evaluation for correct diagnosis. And start treatment. ...Read more

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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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Can a fibroid tumor b a problem it u have not had a period in three months?

Seek another cause: These tumors are very common and while they can cause heavy periods, they are unlikely to stop you from having your periods. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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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