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Fibroids Pain Between Shoulder Blades
Low B12 = 220, deficient vit d=20, low iron. Ultrasound found- 8cm x 11cm fibroid, extreme lower back, hip and shoulder pain. Is any of this related?
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
I had surgery last year for fibroids. I resently start getting a little pain on d right side of the cut. What can b the problem?
Can taking too much plan B cause fibroid to grow? I took 10 plan B in the past. I have stopped taking it. But I am worried about my future.
I have been heavily bleeding for about a month now with cloths bigger than the size of a quarter. Could this b fibroids or what could it be?
See your Gyn: If you are getting periods this severe you need to see your gyn soon. Fibroids are certainly one possibility. ...Read more
Benign breast tumor: A benign fibroadenoma is the most common breast tumor and is more common in women <30 years of age. It is a solitary, solid, mobile mass with well-defined edges, and the size may vary with your menstrual cycle. A fine needle biopsy confirms the benign nature, and treatment is usually surgical excision. ...Read more
Lupron (leuprolide): 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 more
Small growth: 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 more
Uterine fibroid: 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 well as pelvic pressure. ...Read more
Fibroids need to be treated only if you symptoms like heavy or irregular bleeding, pain, feeling a mass or fullness in your abdomen etc.
There are many ways of treating fibroids depending on your age, fertility issues and location of fibroids. Myomectomy, hystrectomy, possibly through laparoscope, uterine artey embolization and uterine ablations are commonly prescribed treatments.. ...Read more
Can: Uterine fibroid growth depends on several things, such as certain hormones, but also how hormones balance each other. Trauma can also affect fibroids as well as pregnacy. Usually fibroids have spurts of growth rather than constant growth. ...Read more
Can cause problems: Fibroids are non-cancerous growths of the muscular layer if the uterus. They are hormonally driven and can grow in size and cause problems for many women. They can cause pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, and constipation if a large enough size. They can also cause abnormal bleeding and heavy periods. ...Read more
Soft tissue tumor: Fibrous histiocytoma or Dermatofibromas are hard solitary slow-growing lesions that may appear in a variety of colours, usually brownish to tan. They are often elevated or pedunculated. Some believe that dermatofibromas form as a reaction to previous skin injuries. They are composed of disordered collagen laid down by fibroblasts The malignant variety (MFH), a type of sarcoma, is a malignant neoplasm of uncertain origin that arises both in soft tissue and bone. This lesion is rich in histiocytes with a storiform growth pattern and is now considered the most common soft tissue sarcoma in adults. ...Read more
Exam or ultrasound: Many women develop fibroids as they age, but often there are no symptoms. If the fibroids are large, there can be heavy or irregular bleeding, or even difficulty with urination or constipation. Most can be felt on a routine gyn exam. An ultrasound can detect almost all fibroids, including ones on the inside of your uterus. ...Read more
No symptom No treat: 25-50% women develop benign uterine fibroid (muscle) tumors. If you don't have symptoms (heavy periods, pain) then no intervention is needed. If you do then many options exist to help improve them: myomectomy, hysterectomy (laparoscopic), uterine artery ablation, and hysteroscopic myomectomy. ...Read more
Myomectomy: Uterine fibroids can be removed with a procedure called myomectomy. This is often possible with a minimally-invasive approach- laparoscopy and sometimes hysteroscopy. Small instruments are used to dissect the fibroids from the uterine wall and then to repair the incision. Even very large fibroids can be removed this way. ...Read more
Diet, exercise: Diet and exercise (with subsequent loss of body fat) is the best medicine for fibroids. Fibroids are stimulated by estrogen/progesterone. That is why they tend to grow in pregnancy and while they are usually not an issue in menopause. Avoiding red meat, dairy and caffeine has shown benefits. Be careful with soy products as some have phytoestrogens. ...Read more
Depends: The best management of a fibroid depends greatly on it's size, location and symptoms present. Small fibroids in the muscle or surface that aren't causing symptoms don't need to be removed. Fibroid that are large, causing bleeding or pressure symptoms or possibly contributing to pregnancy concerns can be removed by a variety of ways depending on size and location. ...Read more
Nothing: 2mm is very tiny and a fibroid of this size is incapable of causing any symptoms. Fibroids are very common benign tumors, particularly in african-american women. It is estimated that up to 80% of these women of childbearing age have these tumors. 2mm fibroids are what I refer to as "passenger" fibroids. They ride along in the uterus and don't need anything done about them. ...Read more
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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