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Fluttering and cramps near my ovaries what is this. Preggo tests came out negative. I was told by a friend could be fibroids. Should I be worried?

Fluttering and cramps near my ovaries what is this. Preggo tests came out negative. I was told by a friend could be fibroids. Should I be worried?

Not fibroid: Fibroids, or benign tumors of the uterus do not typically cause fluttering. Fluttering is most likely to be bowel gas, but could be change in blood flow, or nerve sensation.
Gyne exam and us should help figure it out. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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What is the curse of fibroid?

What is the curse of fibroid?

Fibroid=pelvic pain: Fibroid tumors (uterus muscle tumors) are a common cause of pelvic pain. Location of fibroids also contribute to the many symptoms they cause. If a fibroid is near the cervix, dyspaurenia (painful sex) may occur. Fibroids near the lining of the uterus cause increased vaginal bleeding during periods and decreased fertility. A gynecologist can diagnose fibroids with ultrasound and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

What are fibroids?

Uterine growths: Fibroids are benign growths of smooth muscle of the uterus. They are not precancerous, however, they can cause symptoms. Some symptoms of fibroids include abdominal pain and heavy vaginal bleeding. They can be treated with hormonal medications or surgery if they are extremely bothersome. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Benign tumor: Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. They are benign and non-cancerous. They're often asymptomatic but can cause disabling symptoms in some women which will require treatment. Fibroids are particularly common in african-american women. Up to 80% of these women during childbearing years have fibroids. Fibroids tend to occur earlier, be larger, and more numerous in these women. ...Read more

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What are fibroids?

Benign uterine tumor: Fibroids are growths, usually ball shaped, that are made of uterine muscle. To doctors, a tumor is an abnormal growth of tissue and does not necessarily mean cancer. Fibroids are benign, or non cancerous. They are more dense than normal uterine muscle and can cause pain, pressure, bladder or bowel symptoms, painful sex, and/or heavy, painful menstrual periods. ...Read more

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What causes fibroids?

Not known...: ...., but genetic factors and hormone status plays a part. ...Read more

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How are fibroids treated?

How are fibroids treated?

Different treatment: Surgical removal,
watchfull waiting, if small and asymptomatic
hormonal treatment, to control the bleeding
non-steroidal anti inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. To control the pain. ...Read more

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What causes fibroid tumors?

No one knows: While no one knows what causes fibroid tumors, they do grow with hormonal stimulation (i.e. estrogen, progesterone). That's why they often grow during pregnancy and why they tend not to be an issue for women in menopause. ...Read more

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What are fibroid tumours like?

What are fibroid tumours like?

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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What is posterior subserosal fibroid?

Subserous fibroid: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. Subserosal fibroids are on the outside covering of the uterus. Posterior means towards the back. ...Read more

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Can fibroids be cancerous?

Can fibroids be cancerous?

Not usually: Fibroids by definition are benign. Yet a pathology examination is the only way to be 100% certain. On rare occasions a cancerous component (sarcoma can be hiding in what looks like a fibroid on clinical and radiologic examination. Pathology is the best way to know. ...Read more

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Can fibroids turn cancerous?

No: Fibroids are extremely common and are not cancers. They do not become cancers. There is a cancer (leiomyosarcoma of the uterus) that can look like a fibroid, but is very rare. ...Read more

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Can abortion cause fibroids?

Can abortion cause fibroids?

Fibroids: Abortion does not cause the formation of fibroids. Fibroids can cause an abortion depending where they are located. Fibroids are excessive proliferation of smooth muscles in your uterus. ...Read more

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Can fibroid make feel pregnant?

Yes: Yes, fibroids can definitely make a woman feel pregnant. They can give a cramping sensation, a pressure sensation and the feeling of heaviness. In addition, they can irritate your entire abdomen such that you feel bloated and puffy. I'm sorry you're going through this. Consider finding doctor who does laparaoscopic/hysteroscopic removal of fibroid, minimally invasive is better! ...Read more

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Can one give birth with fibroid?

Yes: Fibroids are common, reported to occur in up to 70% of all women. Vaginal birth is possible depending upon location & size of the fibroid (s). There are instances where fibroid location & size prevent descent of the baby which may result in a recommendation for cesarean delivery. ...Read more

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Does fibroid lead to infertility?

Does fibroid lead to infertility?

It depends: Fibroids sometimes affect fertility. It really depends on how big they are, how many there are, and whether they are distorting or encroaching upon the uterine cavity. Tests such as saline infusion sonograms, hsgs, and rarely mris can help determine if they're a problem or not. ...Read more

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How dangerous is fibroid surgery?

How dangerous is fibroid surgery?

Danger of Surgery: The complications and risks with uterine fibroid surgery depend on several things. Risks are associated with location and number of fibroids, prior surgeries, and type of myomectomy planned. The most common risks are bleeding and need for cesarean section if planning pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

Does endometriosis cause fibroids?

No: These are completely different entities.
Both may cause infertility and pain and irregular periods, but there is no relationship between these 2. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis same as fibroids?

Is endometriosis same as fibroids?

No: Fibroids are solid rumors of the uterus. Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus is outside the uterus somewhere in your body. ...Read more

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There is any treatment for fibroid?

Many: Hope u mean uterine fibroids. If small they can be treated with catheter coil intervention to cause clot to cut their blood supply and they disappear. If large may need surgery, if multiple may need hysterectomy. ...Read more

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Is fibroids and cysts the same thing?

Is fibroids and cysts the same thing?

No: Fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus. A cyst is a bag of water. Cysts are very commonly found in the ovaries. They can be a source of pain. In the large majority of cysts, they will disappear on their own without any treatment. ...Read more

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What does pedunculated fibroids means?

What does pedunculated fibroids means?

On a stalk: Pedunculated fibroids look like broccoli on a stalk. They can either stick out from the outside serosa or stick inwards from the mucosa. ...Read more

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Can fibroid results to missing period/?

Can fibroid results to missing period/?

No: No fibroids may increase your menstrual flow or have little effect at all, but the will not stop your period. Delayed ovulation or pregnancy could do this. If pregnancy is a possibility, you may wish to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I have fibroids can I take next choice?

Yes: Next choice is an emergency contraceptive which contains Levonorgestrel which is a common component of birth control pills. ...Read more

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Does removing fibroids make you slimmer?

Probably not: While about 50% of women have uterine fibroids by the age of 35, the fibroid are not likely to contribute more than a pound or two to the body weight. However, some women will have massive fibroids that will easily affect their weight and body habitus. ...Read more

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Symptoms of fibroids more like pressure?

Yes: Large growing fibroids will produce pressure on the bladder and rectum and push the intestines upward giving a sense of "fullness". There is also pain and bleeding between the cycles and/or very heavy bleeding that is bright red with the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more