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I had a vaginal probe ultrasound and doctors found fibroids in my uterus. Are fibroids fatal?

I had a vaginal probe ultrasound and doctors found fibroids in my uterus. Are fibroids fatal?

No: Fibroids are common and benign growths in the uterus. They can cause troubling symptoms such as bleeding, pressure on the bladder, or a big growth in the pelvis, but they can be treated effectively by medicine, uterine artery embolization, or surgery. Fibroids are not fatal. It is extremely rare that what looks like a fibroid is actually a cancer called a leiomyosarcoma. ...Read more

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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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Being diagnosed with possibly digenerative fibroids and cysts on both overies ( 1 bigger than 1 ), and a tilted uterus, are these fatal.

Being diagnosed with possibly digenerative fibroids and cysts on both overies ( 1 bigger than 1 ), and a tilted uterus, are these fatal.

Not fatal: These conditions are not fatal, however they can cause some symptoms of heavy and sometimes painful periods. Cleaning up your diet (Paleo diet is a good option) can help to manage & even shrink them. ...Read more

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What is a degenerated fibroid?

What is a degenerated fibroid?

Dying fibroid: When a fibroid outgrows its blood supply, areas of it can die off. This event can be very painful to a patient, even causing her to go to the Emergency Room. For degenerating fibroid(s) on the right side, this can even simulate appendicitis. Degenerating fibroids often eventually calcify which can be detected on pelvic imaging (exs. x-ray, CT scan, ultrasound). ...Read more

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Anterior fibroid measuring 3.5cm ?

Anterior fibroid measuring 3.5cm ?

Not enough info: Fibroids are very common benign tumors. They are found in a woman's uterus and can be discovered during a routine pelvic exam or pelvic ultrasound. If there are no symptoms (exs. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency) no treatment is necessary unless it is determined that the fibroid is preventing a fertility patient from getting pregnant or causing her to miscarry. ...Read more

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Is submuscosal fibroid and subserosal fibroid harmful?

Not necessarily.: Many, many women have fibroids as they get older. Most don't even know they have them. If you are having symptoms due to them, like heavy periods, etc., then they may be worth treating. Discuss your options with your doctor. Very very rarely, a fibroid can become cancerous. See http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/uterine-fibroids.html#g ...Read more

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My fibroid is 11.2 X 10.1 Transverse 8.5 cradlocavdal?

My fibroid is 11.2 X 10.1 Transverse 8.5 cradlocavdal?

Large Fibroid: I'm not sure what your question is? This is a large fibroid the size of a baby's head. It can be removed by myomectomy without much difficulty. You are only 37 years old and it's to soon to remove your uterus unless you are finished with childbearing. Check out www.chicagofibroid.com for more information about fibroids. ...Read more

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Can you feel fibroids?

Yes: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus made up of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. They are hard and firm to the touch. When they are located in the front of the uterus they can be felt by the patient or the physician on physical exam. They can enlarge a woman's uterus like a pregnancy and its size is often compared in those terms. ...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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What causes fibroids to grow?

Estrogen: Fibroids grow when exposed to naturally occuring estrogen. Since estrogen levels "swing" to higher highs and lower lows as a woman gets into her mid 30's and 40's, fibroids tend to grow and cause symptoms at these ages. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of fibroids?

What are symptoms of fibroids?

Varies: About half of women with fibroids have no symptoms. The most common symptoms form fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding - flow heavier and/or longer and often with clots. If the fibroids enlarge the uterus it can push on other structures and cause urinary frequency, discomfort with sex, constipation, and/or back pain. In some women fibroids can interfere with fertility. ...Read more

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Dr. John Lipman
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Uterine Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They occur in 1 of every 3 women regardless of race and up to 80 % of african-american women of child bearing age. They are often asymptomatic but they can cause significant symptoms (exe. Heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, increased urinary frequency). They ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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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