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GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

GYN's Can large fibroids (3) ON top OF uterus  cause Sunkening IN of Ankle?Could it be they are pressing on the ORGANS ?I'm Anemic due heavy bleeding

Possible: By "sinking in" of ankles , I assume you mean pitting edema. Large fibroids can put pressure on the large iliac veins that bring blood from the legs and feet. That can cause a backup of fluid in the tissue of the legs and ankles which leaves a temporary fingerprint when you push in on the ankle. There are other causes such as cardiac failure that you should have checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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's the meaning of postpartum hemorrhage ?

What's the meaning of postpartum hemorrhage ?

Dangerous!: Postpartum hemorrhage still kills women in developed countries in generally preventable complications. It means a woman loses more than a liter of blood after c-section or more than half a liter after vaginal birth. Physicians have little time to act decisively to stem the hemorrhage before it becomes life-threatening. Blood transfusion, surgery, uterotonic meds, hysterectomy and intensive care! ...Read more

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What are the tests for postpartum hemorrhage?

What are the tests for postpartum hemorrhage?

Obvious: Post-partum hemorrhage is generally obvious from bleeding from the birth canal and no tests are needed. Measuring hemoglobin and blood cell counts assist in assessing the severity of hemorrhage. ...Read more

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I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago. What is my risk of this happening again? Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?

I have had postpartum hemorrhage about 3years ago.  What is my risk of this happening again?  Is it safe for me to get pregnant again?

Possibly and yes: It is always possible that you would have another hemorrhage, but it is unlikely. As to whether you are safe to be pregnant or not, you should be after three years. Make sure your obstetrician is aware of it, and they might want to have a couple of units of blood crossmatched to you when you deliver, but that is a reasonable accommodation. ...Read more

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What is postpartum hemorrhage?

What is postpartum hemorrhage?

Loss after birth.: Postpartum hemorrhage is the loss of morethan 500 ml of blood after vaginal delivery, or 1000 ml of blood after cesarean section. It is the most common cause of perinatal maternal death in the modern world and is a major cause of maternal morbidity worldwide. ...Read more

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Whats the medical meaning of postpartum hemorrhage ?

Heavy bleeding: Postpartum hemorrhage means heavy vaginal bleeding after postpartum- loss of blood more than normal amount 500 ml. It is very serious, cause high maternal mortality, need immediate attention a as well as monitoring. ...Read more

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Very low hemoglobin after transfusion for postpartum hemorrhage?

Very low hemoglobin after transfusion for postpartum hemorrhage?

What is the question: Hello fbruno6. If you are still bleeding, your hemoglobin may remain low. Continued transfusions, if needed, will bring up the hemoglobin. You may also have underlying iron deficiency and that also needs to be treated. I am not sure of what your question is, but hope that the above information is helpful to you. ...Read more

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What are the four most common types of postpartum hemorrhage?

What are the four most common types of postpartum hemorrhage?

"Four" thought: 1.) Failure of uterine involution.(needs Pitocin) 2.) Cervical or vaginal laceration 3.)Retained placental tissue 4.) Blood clotting problems( low platelets,DIC, hemophilia,etc.) ...Read more

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Why do I not need to shave my legs or underarms since I had a postpartum hemorrhage and long hospitalization.?

Why do I not need to shave my legs or underarms since I had a postpartum hemorrhage and long hospitalization.?

Hormonal Change: You may have had significant blood loss and this may have affected the pituitary gland which coordinates your homones. This sometimes happens in this scenario. If recent, it could also just be that your body is recovering from the stress of recent hospitalization but if it was not recent it could be a more significant change. Either way your should make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a postpartum hemorrhage after birth month ago and till now im facing severe intestinal pain constipatio and gaz all the time.What should I take?

Blame iron..maybe?!: Following a hemorrhage, there is a good chance, your doctor started you on iron supplementation. Yes? If so, the iron will help speed up your bodies natural process of replacing the blood lost after delivery. Unfortunately, iron can be very harsh on your GI system (cramping, constipation, etc). Adding a stool softener/fiber may help. Narcotic pain medication may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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. Janice Alexander
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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